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Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway

His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon (Håkon) Magnus of Norway was born July 20, 1973 in Oslo. He is the only son of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway, Harald V and Sonja.

Haakon served in the Royal Norwegian Navy including getting his first-level officer's education at the Norwegian Naval Academy, followed by a year aboard missile torpedo boats and other vessels. He then went abroad, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Haakon later attended lectures at the University of Oslo and the London School of Economics, as well as completing the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair's civil servant introductory course in 2001.

He married commoner and single mother Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby on August 25, 2001, who is since then known as Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The couple is expecting their first child in January 2004.

Beginning Tuesday afternoon November 25, 2003, and for two to three months to come, Crown Prince Haakon is the country's regent, during the King's treatment for cancer and convalescence period.