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Encyclopedia > Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Haakon
Crown Prince of Norway
Full name Haakon Magnus
Titles HRH The Crown Prince of Norway
HRH Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway
Born July 20, 1973 (1973-07-20) (age 34)
Flag of NorwayRikshospitalet, Oslo
Wife/wives Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
Issue Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Prince Sverre Magnus
Royal House House of Oldenburg (Glücksburg branch)
Father Harald V
Mother Queen Sonja
Norwegian Royal Family
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Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born on July 20, 1973 in Oslo, full name Haakon Magnus) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway. On birth he was named Prince Haakon Magnus but it was stressed in the announcement that he would go by the name Haakon. He became Crown Prince Haakon when his father ascended to the crown as Harald V in 1991. If Crown Prince Haakon becomes king as expected, he will be known as King Haakon VIII of Norway. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Rikshospitalet, Norway Rikshospitalet (Norwegian for The National Hospital) is located in Oslo, Norway, and was founded 1826. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Kristiansand, Norway, on 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. ... Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born January 21, 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ... Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. ... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... Harald V, K.G. (born February 21, 1937) is the King of Norway. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ... The Royal Family of Norway is the family of King Harald V of Norway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Harald V, K.G. (born February 21, 1937) is the King of Norway. ... Queen Sonja of Norway (née Sonja Haraldsen, born July 4, 1937 in Oslo) is the queen consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway. ... Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born Haakon Magnus on July 20, 1973 in Oslo). ... Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Kristiansand, Norway, on 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. ... Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born January 21, 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ... Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. ... Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. ... Princess Astrid, Mrs. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ...

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Family and heritage

Haakon's godparents are King Olav V of Norway, Princess Astrid of Norway, Prince Carl Bernadotte, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal. As a descendant of King Edward VII, Haakon is currently the 62nd in line to the throne of each of the sixteen Commownealth Realms. He is a third cousin to The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, present heir to the thrones of the Commonwealth Realms. His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... Princess Astrid, Mrs. ... Prince Carl of Sweden, Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian (January 10, 1911 - July 23, 2003), Duke of Östergötland, was the youngest child of Prince Carl of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Västergötland and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. ... Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) is the current Swedish monarch and head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. ... Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. ... The Princess Anne, Princess Royal (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950), is a member of the British Royal Family and the only daughter of Elizabeth II. She is the seventh holder of the title Princess Royal, and is currently ninth in the line of succession to the British... Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The line of succession to the British Throne (and, by extension, the thrones of the fifteen other commonwealth realms) is determined by male primogeniture, whereby the eldest son of the incumbent inherits the throne. ... “Prince Charles” redirects here. ...


Haakon has one sibling, Princess Märtha Louise (born 1971). In 1990 the Norwegian constitution was altered, granting absolute primogeniture to the Norwegian throne, meaning that the eldest child, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. This was not, however, done retroactively (as, for example, Sweden had done in 1980), meaning that Haakon continues to take precedence over his older sister. Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (born September 22, 1971 in Oslo) is the only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Education and Military Life

Haakon served in the Royal Norwegian Navy undertaking his first-level officer's education at the Norwegian Naval Academy, followed by a year aboard missile torpedo boats and other vessels. He then went abroad, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Haakon later attended lectures at the University of Oslo and took the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' civil servant introductory course in 2001. He completed his education in 2003 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was awarded an MA in development studies, specializing in international trade and Africa. Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... The Norwegian Naval Academy (Sjøkrigsskolen in Norwegian) is located at LaksevÃ¥g in Bergen. ... A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to launch torpedoes at larger surface ships. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The University of Oslo (in Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). ... The London School of Economics and Political Science, often called the London School of Economics or the LSE, is one of the worlds major specialist universities in economics and social sciences. ...


Marriage and Children

Haakon married commoner and single mother Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby on August 25, 2001, at the Oslo Cathedral, who has since then been given the title Crown Princess. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, was the best man. When the engagement between Crown Prince Haakon and Ms. Høiby was announced, many Norwegians felt that the Crown Prince’s choice of partner was inappropriate. This was primarily about her being a single mother, but information concerning her involvement in the Rave music party scene in Oslo also added to the controversy. In a heartfelt press conference before the wedding the Crown Princess explained about her past, saying among other things that her youth revolt might have been stronger than most young people's. The issue of Mette-Marit's past has now been laid to rest in Norwegian public discourse. A commoner, in British law, is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a noble. ... Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway (born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby in Kristiansand, Norway, on 19 August 1973), is the wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (born Frederik André Henrik Christian on 26 May 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rave music consists of forms of electronic music for dancing that are associated with the rave scene. ...

Styles of
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Their daughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, was born on January 21, 2004, she is second in succession to the Norwegian throne. Mette-Marit gave birth to her third child, Prince Sverre Magnus, on December 3, 2005, he is third in the line to the Norwegian throne after his sister, Princess Ingrid. The Crown Prince's stepson, Marius Borg Høiby, born on January 13, 1997, is not in line for the throne. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... HRH is an abbreviation for the style His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness. ... Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway was born January 21, 2004 at 9:13am in Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December 2005 in Oslo) is the second child of Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marius Borg Høiby (born January 13, 1997) is the son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Morten Borg. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Royal Duties

In addition to his official duties, Haakon has a strong interest in cultural matters.


Beginning Tuesday afternoon November 25, 2003, and ending in the evening of 12 April 2004, Haakon was the country's regent, during the King's treatment for cancer and the subsequent convalescence period. Likewise, Haakon was Norway's regent from 29 March 2005 until the King had fully recovered from the heart surgery he underwent on 1 April. This period ended on 7 June. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In January 2006 Haakon (along with the Norwegian Royal Family) revised his patronage list. He now has twelve patronage roles in his portfolio including the annual Bjørnson literary festival. The patronage roles will last for five years, after which they will be up for renewal and other groups can apply for royal support. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal interests

The Crown Prince was involved in several sports and seemed to take a particular liking to windsurfing, however he has not engaged in serious competitions. Haakon is known as a big music fan. When he was younger, he attended music festivals all over Europe, including the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing gybe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Quart Festival is a yearly rock/pop/rap festival that takes place in Kristiansand, Norway in the beginning of July. ... County District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ...


Honours

  • A horse race bears his name, Kronprins Haakons Pokalløp. It is held every year in June, at Drammen Travpark.

Order of St. ... The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit or Den Kongelige Norske Fortjenstorden was established by King Olav V of Norway in 1985. ... Norwegian army service medal The Norwegian National Service Medal is awarded upon completion of mandatory military service (usually one year). ... Coat of arms of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway surrounded by the collars of the Order of the Elephant and the Order of the Dannebrog. ... The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (Maarjamaa Risti Teenetemärk, in Estonian, LOrdre De La Croix De Terra Mariana, in French) was instituted in 1995 to honour the independence of the Estonian state. ... There are three official orders in Finland: the Order of the Cross of Liberty, the Order of the White Rose of Finland (Valkoisen Ruusun ritarikunta) and the Order of the Lion of Finland. ... There are currently five Italian orders of merit (Italian: ) that recognise contributions to the Republic of Italy. ... The Breast Star of the Order of the Chrysanthemum The Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum (大勲位菊花章 daikuni kikkashō, literally Grand Order of the Badge of the Chrysanthemums) is Japans highest order. ... Order of the Three Stars (Latvian: ) is order awarded for merits in service for Latvia. ... The Bundesverdienstkreuz (the official name is Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) is the only general Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Carlos III, wearing the Golden Fleece and the French Order of the Holy Spirit, prior to the Orders creation. ... The Order of the Seraphim or the Order of His Majesty the King (Swedish Serafimerorden or ) is a Swedish Royal order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Polar Star. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ...

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References


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Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (born Haakon Magnus on July 20, 1973 in Oslo) is the heir apparent to the throne of Norway.
Haakon's godparents are King Olav V of Norway, Princess Astrid of Norway, Prince Carl Bernadotte, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.
Likewise, Haakon was Norway's regent from 29 March 2005 until the King had fully recovered from the heart surgery he underwent on 1 April.
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