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The Royal FamilyPrincess Ingrid Alexandra (10), daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, had her first day at Oslo International School on Tuesday.

The Princess left the public school system this spring to start grade five at a private international school outside of Oslo. 

The Crown Prince couple announced that the princess would leave the public school Jansløkka just before summer, stating that they have made a decision that is right for them and their child. They also argued that the Princess, who is second in line to inherit the throne, will benefit from attending an international school, and that it will prepare her for her international role as an adult. 

Meanwhile, the school change breaks with the tradition that Norwegian royals attend public schools, which is one of their few opportunities to be among ordinary people of their age. People have also questioned if the Crown Prince couple does not think the Norwegian public school system is good enough. 

When it became known that the Crown Prince couple planned to take their children out of the pbulic school system, the Labour Party’s Royal Political spokesperson, Martin Kolberg, told VG that their choice of school was one step closer to putting an end to the monarchy. The Socialist Left Party’s foreign political spokesperson Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes, was not positive either, and told NRK that the foundation of the Norwegian monarchy was breaking apart. 

The Norwegian people, however, seem to have split views on their Crown Prince Couple’s school choice. 25 percent think it is positive, 41 percent are neutral, whereas 30 percent are negative. 

The principal at Oslo International School (OIS), however, assures that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will get no special treatment. «When the princess walks through the door here she is just an ordinary student, just like the other OIS-students,» says Janecke Aarnes. 

Oslo International School is a private school where all lectures are conducted in English, and they follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The scool charges around NOK 100 000 per year in tuition, and most of the students have foreign parents who live and work in Norway. Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Ingrid Alexandra's little brother, has also quit Jansløkka school and started at a private Montessori school in Oslo. 



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