Prince of Norway, 11, breaks out dance move during royal ceremony

Norway's Queen Sonja and King Harald with their family. Prince Sverre Magnus is second from right.
Norway's Queen Sonja and King Harald with their family. Prince Sverre Magnus is second from right. Photo: Getty

The Prince of Norway has achieved internet virality after "dabbing" at an official ceremony earlier this week.

Prince Sverre Magnus, 11, decided to break out a dab during the official 80th birthday celebrations of his grandparents, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

Video footage shows the youngster, who is third in line to the country's throne, was standing on the palace balcony surrounded by his extended family for a photo op when the incident occurred.

He first did a "peace out" sign at the cameras, before receiving a prompt shove from his cousin, 12-year-old Leah Isadora Behn, while his older sister, 13-year-old Princess Ingrid Alexandra, looked on.

However, moments later the pre-teen managed to catch the fun police off-guard to perform a dab, a dance move that is popular with Generation Z.

Oddly, the dab was not the weirdest thing to happen at the royal birthday celebrations.

Prince Sverre's father, heir to the Norwegian throne Crown Prince Haakon, shaved off his beard halfway through the birthday dinner party.

While pictures taken before and during the dinner show the Crown Prince with a beard running around this jawline, he emerged from the event clean-shaven.

Photographer Heiko Junge told Hello! the prince shaved off his beard "as part of the entertainment during the gala dinner".

Clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Fairfax Media