Norway’s pretty teen princess Ingrid Alexandra – second in line to the throne – has chosen to slum it at the capital’s largest comprehensive school this autumn.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 16, will attend the Elvebakken High School in the Norwegian capital Oslo, the city’s largest public secondary school with over 1,400 students and 150 teachers, the Royal Palace confirmed on 6th July.
The pretty teen princess reportedly chose the high school herself.
Although Princess Ingrid Alexandra started out her education in a public primary school, her parents sparked controversy when they moved her to the expensive and private Oslo International School in 2014 when she was 10 and approaching fifth grade.
Even though her parents, Haakon, 46, the Crown Prince of Norway, and Mette-Marit, 46, the Crown Princess, attended public schools, they thought it was important for their eldest child and future monarch to study an international curriculum in English.
The decision sparked controversy at the time, with the national teachers’ union and top politicians from the Labour and Socialist Left parties reacting angrily.
Norwegian Broadcasting company NRK said that the princess will have to go through the same application process at Elvebakken High School as the other incoming students.
Elvebakken head Camilla Hauren Leirvik told NRK: “We’re very glad Princess Ingrid Alexandra will go to Elvebakken this autumn, and as far as I know, it seems she wants to be a student on an equal footing with all the others who have been admitted.”
Leirvik said that she is unaware of the security requirements needed for such a high-profile student, adding that the Royal Family’s security team will visit the school early next month.
Her father is heir to the throne when her grandfather King Harald V steps down, and when she takes over from her father she is expected to become the country’s second female monarch, after Queen Margaret in the 15th century.
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