Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhôːkʊn]; Haakon Magnus; born 20 July 1973) is the only male child of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. He has an older sister, Princess Märtha Louise. But for royals born between 1971 and 1990, the order of succession is by male primogeniture. Accordingly, the prince became next in line for the throne when his father was crowned in 1991.[2][3]

Haakon Magnus
Crown Prince of Norway
Crown Prince Haakon in 2012.
BornHaakon Magnus of Norway
(1973-07-20) 20 July 1973 (age 49)
The National Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Spouse
(m. 2001)
Issue
Names
Haakon Magnus
HouseGlücksburg[1]
FatherHarald V of Norway
MotherSonja Haraldsen

Haakon represents the fourth generation of the sitting Norwegian royal family of the House of Glücksburg. He married a regular citizen, Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, with whom he has two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus.[4]

Haakon has been a member of the Young Global Leaders network, its Foundation, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, and a philanthropist. He is a trained naval officer and, as Crown Prince, a top military official in the Norwegian Armed Forces. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. [5][3][6]


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