Princess Ragnhild of Norway

  • Died: September 16, 2012
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen. 9 June 1930 - 16 September 2012 Daughter of King Olav and Crown Princess Märtha. Married Mr Erling Sven Lorentzen in Asker Church on 15 May 1953.

Norwegian king's sister dies in Brazil at age 82

The Associated Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal palace says King Harald's sister, Princess Ragnhild, has died. She was 82.

The palace says Ragnhild died Sunday at her home in Rio de Janeiro. The cause of death was not given.

The eldest child of King Olav and Crown Princess Martha, Ragnhild could not ascend to the Norwegian throne because the Scandinavian country's Constitution only allowed male succession.

In 1953, Ragnhild married a commoner, Norwegian businessman Erling Sven Lorentzen, and the couple settled in Brazil.

The royal household says a funeral service will be held at the palace but the date and time have not yet been determined.


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His Majesty King Harald V, the king of Norway, left, with sisters Princesses Ragnhild, center, and Astrid, right, speaks to the media in the ambassador's residence, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in Washington. This is the first time that King Harald, Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid came back together in Washington, since they left in 1945. They lived here with their mother for five years as a child during World War II. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
His Majesty King Harald V, left, with sisters Princesses Ragnhild, center, and Astrid, right, stand next to the statue of their mother, Crown Princess Martha, in front of the Norwegian Embassy, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in Washington. This is the first time that King Harald, Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid came back together in in Washington, since they left in 1945. They lived here with their mother for five years as a child during World War II. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen. 9 June 1930 - 16 September 2012 Daughter of King Olav and Crown Princess Märtha. Married Mr Erling Sven Lorentzen in Asker Church on 15 May 1953.
This handout picture shows the Norwegian Royal family and guests posing at the Royal Palace prior to the baptising ceremony of Prince Sverre Magnus. First row from left Countess Ruth, H.M. Queen Margrethe of Denmark H.K.H. Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway, H.K.H. Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway Marius Borg Hoiby, H.M. Queen Sonja of Norway and Princess Ragnhild. Second row from left, Johan Martin Ferner, Princess Astrid, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, H.M. King Harald of Norway Crown Prince Haakon of Norway with Prince Sverre Magnus, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Leah Isadora Behn, Princess Martha Louise of Norway, Maud Angelica Behn and Ari Behn. Third row from left Bjorn Steinsland, Espen Hoiby, Princess M‡xima of Netherlands, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, Prince Kyril of Bulgaria and Marianne Gjellestad.