Are you sitting comfortably? Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra given tour of the Supreme Court

Photo: Princess Ingrid Alexandra visits the Supreme Court on an official visit on Thursday. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB
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As part of her formal 18th birthday celebrations, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, who turns 18 tomorrow, has visited the Norwegian Supreme Court. Along with a guided history and tour of the place she sat in “The Royal Chair”.

Supreme Court rolls out red carpet for Princess

Princess Ingrid Alexandra, second in line for the throne, has been given a guided tour and history of Norway’s Supreme Court as part of her 18th birthday celebrations. The Princess was guided through the offices and inner sanctums of Norway’s highest sanctums by the first female Supreme Court Justice, Toril Marie Øie. She also met the other senior Supreme Court Justices and was brief on the Court’s function and relationship with other government institutions.

A poignant note was when she was brief both on the traditional history of the Court and also how it came under attack during the July 22, 2011 attacks. During a tour of Justice Øie’s office, she sat, like her father had on his 18th birthday, in the “Royal Chair.” This is officially reserved for the reigning monarch to sit when they visit the Supreme Court and only available to Royals.

When asked how the seat felt she replied that it was “very comfortable” but the Justice reassured her that she had never tried the chair even though it is in her office.

The Princess will also visit the Prime Minister’s Office and the Norwegian parliament (Storting) as part of the more formal side of her 18th birthday celebrations.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayToday / #NorwayTodayTravel

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