Norway's crown princess gives birth to boy


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  • Saturday, 03 Dec 2005

By Zeeshan Haider

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave birth on Saturday to a son who is third in line to the Norwegian throne, the palace said. 

"All is well with mother and child," the palace said in a statement. 

Grandson of King Harald, the baby boy is third in the line of succession after his father, Crown Prince Haakon, and 1-year-old Princess Ingrid Alexandra. 

Ingrid Alexandra is to be queen as Norway adopted in the 1990s legislation making the first born the primary heir and abolished an earlier rule which gave the throne to a male sibling before a female. 

Mette-Marit has a son from an earlier marriage who is not in line to inherit the throne. 

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