Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway (Haakon Magnus; born 20 July 1973) is the son of King Harald V and heir apparent to the throne of Norway. He is also a member of the House of Glücksburg.
Haakon is married to Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, who has two children. He has an older sister, Princess Märtha Louise. In accordance with Norway’s agnatic primogeniture succession, Haakon became crown prince when his father ascended the throne in 1991.
As of 15 November 2013, in the Royal Norwegian Navy his officer rank is Admiral, and in the Norwegian Army and the Royal Norwegian Air Force his rank is General
Haakon was involved in several sports and seemed to take a particular liking to windsurfing. However, he has not engaged in serious competitions. Haakon is known as a big music fan. When he was younger, he attended music festivals all over Europe, including the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway.
He has also been part of Olympics ceremonies. In 1994, the Crown Prince and his father played roles during the opening ceremony in Lillehammer. While the King declared open the Games, the Crown Prince lit the cauldron, paying tribute to his father and grandfather having served as Olympians. He attended the opening ceremony in Vancouver.
He accompanied the band Katzenjammer in their recording of the song “Vi tenner våre lykter” (for the 2011 Christmas-themed album of the same name). Proceeds benefited “Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess funds.