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Friday, September 28, 2012

Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen (1930-2012)

_.Her Highness Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen, who died at her home in Rio de Janeiro, 16 September, 2012, was a daughter of Olav V, King of Norway, and a sister of King Harald.

She was born Princess Ragnhild Alexandra of Norway, at Oslo, 9 June 1930, the first child of the then Crown Prince Olav and his wife Princess Martha of Sweden. The Princess was a great-grandaughter of Britain's King Edward VII, and a great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

She married 15 May, 1953, Erling Sven Lorentzen (b Oslo, 28 Jan, 1923), and had three children. She is survived by her husband.

The Norwegian royal family attended the princess's funeral in the chapel of the Royal Palace, Oslo, 28 Sept, 2012.

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