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The Foreigner Princess Ragnhild turns 80. Friends and family to gather for celebrations. Today, friends and family of Princess Ragnhild are to gather at the palace in Oslo for a private party hosted by the King and Queen in honour of her 80th birthday. Ragnhild Alexandra, as she was baptised, was born at the palace on 09 June 1930, and is King Harald’s oldest sister. Her formal name is Princess Alexandra, fru Lorentsen.

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Princess Ragnhild turns 80

Published on Wednesday, 9th June, 2010 at 09:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Friends and family to gather for celebrations.



Today, friends and family of Princess Ragnhild are to gather at the palace in Oslo for a private party hosted by the King and Queen in honour of her 80th birthday.

Ragnhild Alexandra, as she was baptised, was born at the palace on 09 June 1930, and is King Harald’s oldest sister. Her formal name is Princess Alexandra, fru Lorentsen.

When the Nazis invaded Norway in 1940, the then 9-year-old Princess was forced to flee from her home at Skaugum in Asker outside Oslo.

She travelled first to Sweden and then to the US with her mother, Crown Princess Märthe, together with her sister Princess Astrid and little brother Prince Harald. The Princess then returned to Norway in 1945 after peace was declared.

In 1953, she married Erling Lorentzen by civil ceremony, whereupon they moved to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where they still live. The couple has two children and five grandchildren.

The Princess told the weekly Allers recently that her motto is to keep the wheels in motion as long as they can turn.

“I’m grateful for all the good moments I’ve experienced. I’ve always focused on the positive,” she said.



Published on Wednesday, 9th June, 2010 at 09:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: princess, ragnhild, alexandra, fru, lorentzen, harald, sonja, hrh, king, queen, norway, oslo.





  
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