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About the “Queen's School”: – There is a lot different

About the “Queen's School”: – There is a lot different

While other parents wondered if they were holding a carpenter, politician or teacher in their arms in the delivery room, Crown Princess Victoria, 46, didn't have to wonder when Princess Estelle, 12, was born in 2012.

Now it's over


Unlike the other children, her fate was already decided: one day she would become Queen of Sweden.

In parallel with homework, fun activities and play, the 12-year-old gets an introduction to the tasks one has to perform as a king.

The video was originally published at dagbladet.no/dbtv.no on 19.12.2014 Christmas decorations: Princess Estelle gave a very small Christmas greeting to the Swedish people, together with her mother Crown Princess Victoria and father Crown Prince Daniel. Video: kungahuset.se
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– You must learn several languages

Like Crown Prince Haakon, 50, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, 50, the Swedish Crown Princess couple have been clear in their desire for their children to grow up as normally as possible.

However, there are matters that Estelle will have to deal with as heir to the Swedish throne, despite her young age, according to court expert Hermann Lindqvist.

GET THE TRAINING: Princess Estelle learns from her parents and grandparents.  Here with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at Crown Prince Christian's official celebration last year.  Image: Shutterstock/NTB

GET THE TRAINING: Princess Estelle learns from her parents and grandparents. Here with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at Crown Prince Christian's official celebration last year. Image: Shutterstock/NTB
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– They should think about the way she dresses and the way she behaves. It must always move from program point A to point B and not fly. It's a completely different world, Lindqvist explains Swedish women's magazine.

-In addition, Estelle has to learn things that other children don't have to. She must learn several languages, and be familiar with etiquette and ceremonies that other royal children do not need.

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Used in Russian propaganda


The court expert adds that the princess appears to be receiving the “lesson” with a smile.

– When she goes out in public contexts, she knows what she represents and that she is being watched. She seems to be doing very well and thinks it's fun, just like her mother. It bodes well and she is very nice.

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-A lot is different

Also here at home, Princess Ingrid Alexandra (20) and the so-called “Queen’s School” were the subject, among other things, of an interview on the occasion of her 18th birthday.

– He (King Harald, editor's note) never sat me down and taught me in any way, nor did I attend the Queen's school. But I learn a lot from him through everything he does and the things he talks about. “Then I think the most important thing about our role is not to be told what to do, but to make it your own,” she said. NRC this time.

- Very unethical and shocking

– Very unethical and shocking


In front of the Dagbladet, royal children nonetheless get an early introduction to how things work, explains Caroline Vagel, a royal household expert at Se og Hør.

Heirs to the Throne: The heirs to the throne gathered at the castle before celebrating Princess Ingrid Alexandra's 18th birthday.  In front of former Princess Estelle of Sweden, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Charles of Luxembourg.  In the back are Princess Katharina Amalie of the Netherlands and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium.  Photograph: Liz Aserud/NTB/Pool

Heirs to the Throne: The heirs to the throne gathered at the castle before celebrating Princess Ingrid Alexandra's 18th birthday. In front of former Princess Estelle of Sweden, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Charles of Luxembourg. In the back are Princess Katharina Amalie of the Netherlands and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium. Photo: Liz Aserud/NTB/POOL
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– Although today's hereditary princes and princesses are growing up as children and young adults much more than they did in the past, there is no doubt that much has changed as well. Fagel says they should be taught from childhood how to take the throne.

– The famous “Queen’s School” is not a school in the literal sense of the word, but Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Princess Estelle, for example, receive that education continuously from their parents and grandparents in particular. They actually start with formal duties from a very young age, and they have to learn everything that it entails.

There has been a lot of debate about what Princess Ingrid Alexandra's uniform will be when she goes to her first service. And now we finally get the answer. Video: Photos from NRK
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– Press wire in tow

The royal expert points out that Princess Ingrid Alexandra actually gave her first official speech at the age of eleven.

Waving from the palace balcony: Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been a familiar face since childhood, and here's the ten-year-old heir to the throne waving from the palace balcony with King Harald in 2014. Photograph: Lise Aserud/NTB

Waving from the palace balcony: Princess Ingrid Alexandra has been a familiar face since childhood, and here's the ten-year-old heir to the throne waving from the palace balcony with King Harald in 2014. Photograph: Lise Aserud/NTB
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– She has been participating in Holmenkoldagen and May 17 since she was only a few months old. When she was about to start school, she was accompanied by a whole press team.

First day of school: A large press corps followed Princess Ingrid Alexandra on her first day of school.  Photo: Lynn Katherine Olsen/NTB

First day of school: A large press corps followed Princess Ingrid Alexandra on her first day of school. Photo: Lynn Katherine Olsen/NTB
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At the same time, the heirs to the throne learn about the society of which they will one day become head of state.

– They obviously learn how to act and deal with being in the spotlight, but they also learn a lot about society, history and language.

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