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Sujit

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I felt for sharing some link about the Norwegian royal family:

http://www.kongehuset.no/english/vis.html - the official web page for the Norwegian royal family


http://www.bestnorwegian.com/norwegian_royal_family.html - a web page with a introduction for the Norwegian royal family, I got from a American-Norwegian.

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I never really understood why there is a distinction made between the Royal House and Royal Family in some countries like Norway and I believe the Netherlands. I suppose only members of the Royal House carry out official duties and receive funding? I think it is hard on Prince Sverre Magnus that he is the son of the Crown Prince but not a member of the Royal House. 


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I never really understood why there is a distinction made between the Royal House and Royal Family in some countries like Norway and I believe the Netherlands. I suppose only members of the Royal House carry out official duties and receive funding? I think it is hard on Prince Sverre Magnus that he is the son of the Crown Prince but not a member of the Royal House. 


Well he is not a prince acutely and I believe that this might be hard on him as well. And a Royal House is kinda like a clan and a royal family is the "local household"

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Prince Sverre Magnus is only six years old (today, many happy returns to His Highness), so wouldn't be carrying out much in the way of official duties anyway. Nor I presume does his sister Princess Ingrid Alexandra, who is seven. However she is named as a member of the Royal House, rather than extended Royal Family, and has the higher title of Royal Highness. I imagine that the distinction is between the monarch and those in direct line, plus their spouses if married, and everyone else. Only Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra are presently in direct line; Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line but would not succeed in the normal and expected course of events.

The distinction in the Netherlands as I understand it is between those within three degrees of kinship to the current monarch, and therefore eligible to succeed, and everyone else. Upon the passing or abdication of a monarch there is potentially a change of those who are in the line of succession, with some currently in dropping out and others being added. Those dropping out as too remote from the new monarch would presumably no longer be considered members of the Royal House, as with those who lose succession rights due (usually) to unapproved marriages, but of course family relationships do not change.

PS Sverre Magnus certainly is a Prince of Norway. I imagine Sujit got confused with his half-brother Marius Hoiby, who is the son of the Crown Princess by a previous relationship and, as the stepson of Crown Prince Haakon, a member of the Royal Family but not of course the Royal House.
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PS Sverre Magnus certainly is a Prince of Norway. I imagine Sujit got confused with his half-brother Marius Hoiby, who is the son of the Crown Princess by a previous relationship and, as the stepson of Crown Prince Haakon, a member of the Royal Family but not of course the Royal House.


You are correct at all point. I am kinda embarrass by that misunderstanding.

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Easy to get confused and type something that turns out not to be quite correct. We all do it, so don't worry about it.
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Thanks for the replies. I suppose this is the way the UK is going as the Prince of Wales seems to want to slim down the royal family when he becomes king, supposedly not not wanting his York nieces to carry out royal duties. And of course the Wessex children using courtesy titles already. So maybe we will see some formal distinction in the future between a Royal House and wider Royal Family like in Norway. 
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