Crown Prince Haakon is heir to the Norwegian throne and son of His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja. The Crown Prince served in the Royal Norwegian Navy and graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy in 1995. The following year, he served on board a patrol boat. The Crown Prince holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. He also attended the Foreign Ministry’s one-year trainee program for diplomats.
The Crown Prince has an extensive number of official engagements in Norway. He is patron of various Norwegian associations. The Crown Prince is Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, where he particularly focuses on promoting the Millennium Developmental Goals. Crown Prince Haakon is a member of The Foundation Board of Young Global Leaders, a forum under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.