Mette-Marit cradles baby Ingrid in the Jordanian capital Amman. It was the tot's third international trip in as many weeks
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Crown Prince Haakon was also on hand to make sure the future Queen of Norway was safe and sound
Photo: Rex

28 MAY 2004

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Princess Ingrid of Norway is becoming quite the little jet-setter, despite being only five months old. The tot was pictured with her parents, Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit, leaving the wedding of Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor in Jordan.

Her father left onlookers in little doubt that he is a hands-on dad, by giving the infant lots of attention. And her parents also made sure she was protected from the bright sunshine by dressing her in a floppy sunhat. Little Ingrid's trip to the Middle East came just a few days after she visited Madrid for the wedding of Prince Felipe and his bride Letizia.

The week before that the family were guests of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik at his wedding to Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen. And back in March the baby princess made an appearance at the Holmenkollen ski resort, where she and her parents watched a ski jumping competition.

The newest addition to Norway's royal family, who was born on January 21, is destined to become the country's first female monarch for 600 years. Until recently women were prohibited from acceding to the throne, but Norway's constitution has been changed to allow for a female head of state.