Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

Prince Sverre Magnus
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Mother Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
Born 3 December 2005 (2005-12-03) (age 5)
Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Norwegian Royal Family
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HM The King *
HM The Queen *

Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (born 3 December 2005) is the second child of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway. Prince Sverre Magnus is a grandchild of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. He has one older half-brother, Marius Borg Høiby, and an older sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra.


Royal Monogram

He is third in the line of succession to the Norwegian Throne, after his father and his older sister. As a descendant of Edward VII of the United Kingdom, he is also in the line of succession to the throne of each of the sixteen Commonwealth Realms; where Sverre Magnus ranks ahead of his sister, since those Realms still follow the custom of male-preference primogeniture.

The prince's name was communicated in a council of state by his grandfather King Harald V on 5 December 2005 and that he will be styled and titled as His Highness the Prince Sverre Magnus. His closest family call him Magnus.

Both his names have a royal history; Sverre of Norway reigned in the 12th century, and Magnus has been the name of seven Norwegian monarchs. Crown Prince Haakon's middle name is also Magnus.

Prince Sverre Magnus was christened on 4 March 2006 by Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme at the chapel inside The Royal Palace in Oslo. He had seven godparents: his grandmother Queen Sonja, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, Mette-Marit's brother Espen Høiby, and the crown couple's friends Bjørn Steinsland and Marianne Gjellestad. His older sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, had six godparents, including a king and three Heirs apparent.

Besides the godparents, several royal guests and politicians attended the christening, including Denmark's Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Parliament President Thorbjørn Jagland.

Title and style

Prince Sverre Magnus does not hold the style Royal Highness like his sister, as his grandfather decided to keep this title only for the royal house (currently consisting of the king, queen, crown prince, crown princess and hereditary princess).


Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 3 December 2005
Norwegian royalty
Preceded by
Princess Ingrid Alexandra
Line of succession to the Norwegian Throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Princess Märtha Louise
Preceded by
The Crown Prince of Norway
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Line of succession to the Headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
10th position
Succeeded by
Count Ulrik of Rosenborg

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