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Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra sent a message to her fellow graduates ahead of their final exams.
In Norway, students take part in a year-long celebration called ‘russefeiring’, which translates to ‘russ celebration’ and means the final spring semester of secondary school. The term references the red, or ‘russ’, caps that graduates wear at their graduation ceremony.
The future queen’s message was shared on the Norwegian Royal Family’s website. In it, she congratulates her fellow students on their successes in the face of “ups and downs.”
She writes: “There have been days when it has been difficult to get up in the morning, terrifying to go to school and stressful periods before tests, exams and exams. But there have also been days when we have found new friends, been inspired by a teacher or finished something we have been working on for too long.”
Princess Ingrid Alexandra also writes of the importance of celebrating all achievements from all students and that there is still time, despite the short time left, to make new friends.
“I hope you are as proud as I am of how much we have learned and developed since the first day of school in the first grade,” Princess Ingrid Alexandra writes, urging her classmates to “remember to look after each other.”
Princess Ingrid Alexandra currently studies at Elvebakken, and the Norwegian Royal Court shared a photo of her with her classmates.
The future queen started her schooling in 2006. She has attended school at Jansløkka primary school in Asker; the Oslo International School; the Uranienborg School in Oslo; and since 2020, she has attended Elvebakken Upper Secondary School in Oslo.
Details about Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s university plans have not been released, though when she reached her majority in 2022, the Royal Palace announced that her focus would continue to be on her education before taking up extensive royal duties.