Tuesday, February 21, 2012

HM King Harald V of Norway Turns 75!

Today H.M. King Harald V of Norway, only son of King Olav V and his wife, Crown Princess Märtha (née Sweden) , turns 75 years old.

His Norwegian Majesty was born at the royal estate at Skaugum on 21 February 1937. He has two older sisters. Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen  (b. 1930) and Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner (b. 1932).

As Crown Prince of Norway, Harald broke with tradition by marrying his longtime girlfriend, Ms. Sonja Haralden, with whom he has two children: Märtha Louise (b. 1971) and Haakon (b. 1973). Both children are married and with children of their own. Märtha Louise and her unconventional husband, Ari Behn, have three daughters; while Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and his wife, the former Mette-Marit Tjessem Højby, have two children: Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus.

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