The Norwegian crown prince is a hands-on dad, taking it upon himself to snap the first photos of his newborn baby girl
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Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Haakon's first child with wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit, was born on Wednesday
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23 JANUARY 2004
Rather than leave the honour to a professional photographer, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway snapped the first-ever pictures of his newborn baby, capturing day-old Princess Ingrid Alexandra in her royal debut.

The proud papa is obviously set to be a hands-on dad, having cut the umbilical cord after his little princess came into the world on Wednesday. And wide-eyed Ingrid Alexandra seemed happy to oblige her familiar photographer, looking picture perfect in the candid shots.

And as crowds of well-wishers flock to the royal palace to sign a book of congratulations for the happy family, there was some other good news. According to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, the vast majority of the Norwegian public approve of the baby's moniker, which pays homage to her royal ancestry.