Norway's dabbing prince follows in prankster dad's footsteps

A cheeky young prince has proven not all royalty is stuffy, pulling out a hip hop dance move during an official ceremony.

Norway's 11-year-old Prince Sverre Magnus pulled out a quick dab and a peace sign to the crowd has he stood with his family on balcony as part of the King Harald and Queen Sonja's joint 80th birthday celebrations at Oslo's Royal Palace.

Prince Haakon, third from right, still with his beard and Prince Sverre Magnus, second from left (Getty)
Prince Haakon, third from right, still with his beard and Prince Sverre Magnus, second from left (Getty)

The move, which originated in the Atlanta hip hop scene and is linked to cannabis culture, gained popularity through a number of high-profile sportspeople.

It has since been done by a multitude of people across different parts of society including police, politicians and even Prince Harry.

A dabbing Prince Harry on his Caribbean tour last year (Getty)
A dabbing Prince Harry on his Caribbean tour last year (Getty)

The young prince, the third in line to the throne, also pulled several funny faces before waving to the crowd and turning to other young royals Leah Isadora Behn and Princess Ingrid Alexandra, whose smiles showed their approval.

It seems Norway's royal family is full of jokesters, with Crown Prince Haakon popping off during the gala dinner for the King and Queen to shave his beard off.

Crown Prince Haakon before and after his shave (Reuters)
Crown Prince Haakon before and after his shave (Reuters)

He returned to the dinner table as if nothing had happened.

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