Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen

Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen (Ragnhild Alexandra; 9 June 1930 – 16 September 2012), was the eldest child of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden. She was the older sister of King Harald V and Princess Astrid. She was the first royal to have been born in Norway since the Middle Ages. In 1953 she married the industrialist Erling Lorentzen, a member of the Lorentzen family of shipping magnates. In the same year they moved to Brazil, where her husband was an industrialist and a main owner of Aracruz Celulose. She lived in Brazil until her death 59 years later.

Princess Ragnhild
Born(1930-06-09)9 June 1930
Royal Palace, Oslo,[1] Kingdom of Norway
Died16 September 2012(2012-09-16) (aged 82)[2][3]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burial28 September 2012
Asker Church,[4] Oslo, Norway
Spouse
(m. 1953)
IssueHaakon Lorentzen
Ingeborg Lorentzen
Ragnhild Lorentzen
Names
Ragnhild Alexandra
HouseGlücksburg
FatherOlav V of Norway
MotherPrincess Märtha of Sweden

Although she was the King's eldest child, she was never in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne, owing to Norway's law of agnatic succession. She was in the line of succession to the British throne, and occupied the 16th and 17th place in that succession line during her childhood and youth.[5][6][7]


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