Monthly Archives: September 2012

NORWAY’S ROYAL FAMILY AT THE FUNERAL OF PRINCESS RAGNHILD, MRS. LORENTZEN

The funeral of King Harald V of Norway’s sister, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, took place on September 28, 20212 in Oslo, Norway.  The service was held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace.  The burial took place at Asker Church.  The princess,  who was born in 1930, was a great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  She spent several years in exile in the United States during the Second World War.  In 1953, Princess Ragnhild married Erling Lorentzen, a Norwegian commoner from a wealthy family.  Lorentzen had been a leader in Norway’s underground resistance movement in World War II.   Princess Ragnhild’s family was in attendance at the funeral along with Queen Sonja, King Harald V and his sister, Princess Astrid of Norway.  Photos by Getty Images and Corbis.

 

A 1939 photograph of Crown Prince Olav of Norway (later King Olav V) and his wife, Princess Martha, with their children, Prince Harald, Princess Ragnhild and Princess Astrid

Princess Ragnhild marries Erling Lorentzen in 1953 in Asker, Norway

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QUEEN SONJA OF NORWAY OPENS A NEW MUSEUM IN OSLO

On September 27, 2012, in Oslo, Norway, Queen Sonja opened the new Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, designed by Renzo Piano.  Queen Sonja was dressed in mourning for Princess Ragnhild, the sister of King Harald V of Norway.  Princess Ragnhild, who lived for many years in Brazil, was married to a highly successful businessman, Erling Lorentzen, a leader in the Norwegian underground resistance in World War II.  The princess  died on September 16 and was buried in Norway.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS METTE-MARIT OF NORWAY ATTENDS A CHURCH SERVICE IN MANHATTAN

Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was in the Upper East Side in New York city on September 23, 2012 where she attended a church service at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church of New York.  Photos by PacificCoastNews.com.

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PRINCE PHILIPPE AND PRINCESS MATHILDE OF BELGIUM ATTEND A GALA

Prince Philippe of Belgium and his wife, Princess Mathilde, attended a gala in Kortrijk, Belgium on September 20, 2012 for the the King Baudouin Foundation at the Kortrijk Expo Hallen.  Photos by Getty Images.

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QUEEN SILVIA AND PRINCESS MADELEINE OF SWEDEN IN WASHINGTON, DC

Queen Silvia of Sweden and her younger daughter, Princess Madeleine, were in Washington, DC on September 20, 2012 where they attended the 2012 The Mentor Foundation USA International Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS LETIZIA OF SPAIN: OFFICIAL PHOTOS TO CELEBRATE HER 40TH BIRTHDAY

Official photographs were released to celebrate the fortieth birthday of Princess Letizia of Spain, wife of Crown Prince Felipe.  The princess was born on September 15, 1972 .   Letizia (nee Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano) worked as a journalist before marrying Crown Prince Felipe in May 2004.  They are the parents of two daughters, Infanta Leonor (b. 2005) and Infanta Sofia (b. 2007).   Photos Handout/Getty Images Europe.

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE END THEIR DIAMOND JUBILEE TOUR OF THE FAR EAST AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have ended their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East and South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.  William and Catherine’s last stop was Tuvalu and from there, the couple was given a colorful send off by the local inhabitants.  The duke and duchess then proceeded to Brisbane, Australia and went on to return to the United Kingdom.  Photos by Getty Images and Bauer Griffin.

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