A picture of the nine puppies drinking water from tea cups made the rounds in Norway on Tuesday, as the Royal Court published pictures of the royal couple and their three children lavishing love on the black creatures.
The line of pups in disarray in front of a lavender couch was taken at the family's Dvergsøya summer residence outside Kristiansand in southern Norway. Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 9, and Prince Sverre Magnus, 6, are on vacation while their big brother Marius, 16, just finished his summer school.
The father to the litter of pups is called Snorre and is, according to an official statement from the royal court, "an unusually dashing and elegant gentleman".
No statement has been made as to whether the royal family will keep any of the puppies.