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Line of succession to the Norwegian throne

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Subject: Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Norwegian Law of Succession, Orders of succession by country, Norwegian monarchy
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Line of succession to the Norwegian throne

The line of succession to the Norwegian throne consists of people entitled to become head of state of Norway.

The succession is governed by Article 6 of the Constitution, altered most recently in 1990 to introduce absolute primogeniture among the grandchildren and further eligible descendants of King Harald V. The King's children are still ranked according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture, which was the norm between 1971 and 1990; Crown Prince Haakon and his eligible descendants thus take precedence over his older sister, Princess Märtha Louise, and her eligible descendants.[1]

Only legitimate descendants of the reigning monarch and the reigning monarch's siblings and their legitimate descendants can be in line to the throne. The King's elder sister, Princess Astrid and her descendants, along with descendants of the King's deceased eldest sister, Princess Ragnhild, are excluded from the line of succession according to the agnatic primogeniture, which was the norm prior to 1971.[1]

Line of succession

Haakon, the heir apparent, and his daughter Ingrid Alexandra

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Order of succession". www.royalcourt.no. Norwegian Royal Court. 
  2. ^ "His Royal Highness The Crown Prince". www.royalcourt.no. Norwegian Royal Court. Retrieved 23 December 2013. Crown Prince Haakon, born on 20 July 1973. Son of King Harald V and  
  3. ^ "Her Royal Highness The Princess". www.royalcourt.no. Norwegian Royal Court. Retrieved 23 December 2013. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, born on 21 January 2004. Second in line for the Norwegian throne after her father, The Crown Prince. 
  4. ^ "His Highness Prince Sverre Magnus". www.royalcourt.no. Norwegian Royal Court. Retrieved 23 December 2013. Third in line for the Norwegian throne after his sister, Princess Ingrid Alexandra. 
  5. ^ "Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise". www.royalcourt.no. Norwegian Royal Court. Retrieved 23 December 2013. Born on 22 September 1971. Daughter of King Harald and  
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