With a heavy heart, His Majesty King Harald of Norway has announced the passing of Princess Ragnhild (Mrs. Lorentzen) today. The princess died at her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was 82 years old.Princess Ragnhild was born June 9th, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Oslo. She was the eldest child of King Olav of Norway and Crown Princess Martha. Ragnhild’s siblings are the current king, Harald, and Princess Astrid of Norway.
The princess was married to industrialist Erling Lorentzen, and was known following her marriage as Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen. The princess and her husband settled in Brazil shortly after their wedding in 1953. They had three children together: Haakon, Ingeborg, and Ragnhild Lorentzen.
Funeral services will take place in the palace chapel. The princess will be laid to rest at Asker Church in Norway. Times have not yet been announced.