Haakon VI

Crown Prince of Norway

Haakon VI (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhoːkʊn]; Haakon Magnus; born 20 July 1973), is the only son of King Harald V and Queen Sonja. He is next in line to become the king of Norway.

Crown Prince of Norway
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway 2015
Born (1973-07-20) 20 July 1973 (age 50)
Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
(m. 2001)
Full name
Haakon Magnus
FatherHarald V of Norway
MotherSonja Haraldsen
ReligionChurch of Norway

He has an older sister named Princess Märtha Louise. When Haakon's dad became king in 1991, Haakon became the crown prince. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess live at the Skaugum Estate, which is in the Semsvannet area. This is their official home.


20 July 1973-17 January 1991His Royal Highness Prince Haakon of Norway

17January 1991-present His Royal Highness The Crown of Norway

National Honors

  • Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Saint Olav
  • Grand Cross of Order of Merit
  • Defense Service Medal with Laurel Branch
  • Royal House Centennial Medal
  • Olav V's Commemorative Medal
  • Olav V's Jubilee Medal
  • Olav V's Centenary Medal
  • King Harald V's Jubilee Medal
  • Royal Norwegian Navy Service Medal
  • Norwegian Reserve Officers' Association Badge of Honor
  • Naval Society Medal of Merit in Gold
  • Oslo Military Society Badge of Honor in Gold

Foreign Honors

  • Austria: Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash of the Order of Honor for Service to the Republic of Austria
  • Brazil: Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross
  • Bulgaria: Grand Cross of the Order of the Bulkan Mountains
  • Denmark: Knight of Order of the Elephant (20 July 1991)
  • Estonia: Member 1st Class of Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (10 April 2002), Member 1st Class of Order of the White Star (26 August 2014)
  • Finland: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose
  • Germany: Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon
  • Italy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (20 September 2004)
  • Japan: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum
  • Jordan: Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance
  • Latvia: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Three Stars (20 September 2000), Recipient of the 1st Class of Cross of Recognition (12 March 2011)
  • Lithuania: Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great (23 March 2011)
  • Luxembourg: Grand Cross of the Order of Adolph of Nassau
  • Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross with Swords of the Order of Orange-Nassau, HM King Willem-Alexander Investiture Medal
  • Poland: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (16 September 2003)
  • Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Henry (13 February 2004)
  • Slovenia: Recipient of Golden Order for Merits (6 November 2019)
  • Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III (26 May 2006)
  • Sweden: Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim
  • Sweden: Recipient of the Golden Jubilee Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Award
  • 14 August Committee’s Bridge Building Prize 2011
  • Olympic Games: Lighter of the Olympic Cauldron; 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, opening by his father, King Harald V
  • A horse race bears his name, Kronprins Haakons Pokallop. It is held every year in June, at Drammen Travbane.


  1. "The Royal Family". Retrieved 25 October 2014.

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