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Nico 09-16-2012 11:29 AM

Death & Funeral of HH Princess Ragnhild (9 June 1930 - 16 September 2012)
 
Princess Ragnhild has died in her sleep yesterday in her house in Brazil, she was 82.

Official announcement from the Norwegian court :

kongehuset.no - Prinsesse Ragnhild er død

Prinsesse Ragnhild er død - Aftenposten

http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/norge/1.8077585

Rhys82192 09-16-2012 12:03 PM

I was so shocked to know about this! My sincere and deepest condolences to King Harald, Princess Astrid and the rest of the Norwegian Royal Family, may God grant her eternal rest :easter:

Moonmaiden23 09-16-2012 12:08 PM

Oh, sad news for the Norwegian Royal Family. My condolences!

Biri 09-16-2012 01:51 PM

Condolences to her husband, children and grandchildren (and to siblings of course)

Very sad news

Princess Luna 09-16-2012 02:12 PM

Very sad news - my condolences !

Beate28 09-16-2012 02:46 PM

Such sad news! My condolences to the family and the people of Norway. Have we heard what she died of?

suztav 09-16-2012 02:50 PM

My condolences to the Lorentzen and Royal families.

Grandduchess24 09-16-2012 04:15 PM

How sad to hear of this news, my condolences go out to king harald and princess astrid and tge rest of the norwegian royal family and ragnhild's childen and grandchildren. RIP princess ragnhild.

Archduchess Zelia 09-16-2012 04:32 PM

How very sad, my condolences goes out to King Harald, Princess Astrid, her husband, kids and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace.

Madame Royale 09-16-2012 04:38 PM

Always sad when someone passes, but she got her wish . . . that she would not live to see Mette-Marit as Norway's Queen.

Princess Ragnhild lived a fairly long life and one I hope she'd have been content with.

HRHHermione 09-16-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale
Always sad when someone passes, but she got her wish . . . that she would not live to see Mette-Marit as Norway's Queen.

Princess Ragnhild lived a fairly long life and one I hope she'd have been content with.

She really said that? I'd never heard. What an unkind thing to say.

Nevertheless allowances must be made for the opinions of old age. My condolences to the family.

Madame Royale 09-16-2012 04:46 PM

Yes, the late Princess was certainly not backward in coming forward and gave an interview with TV2 some years ago pronouncing her dissaproval over the marital choices of both Haakon and his sister.

In an attempt to damage control, her respective husband tried to get the network to edit the interview at length.

NGalitzine 09-16-2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 1462115)
She really said that? I'd never heard. What an unkind thing to say.

Nevertheless allowances must be made for the opinions of old age. My condolences to the family.

Yes she said it in a tv interview. Actually she was voicing her disapproval of the marriages of both of her brothers children. It was said at the time that she was under the influence of alcohol and that her husband tried to prevent the interview from airing.
Having lived for decades outside in Brazil she was perhaps unaware of how much things had changed in her home nation but it was still a rather impolite comment for the kings sister to make about her niece and nephews spouses given that her brother and the government had approved the marriages.

fairy tale 09-16-2012 04:56 PM

Oh what sad news :sad:

My heart goes out to her family - may she rest in peace!!

Maura724 09-16-2012 05:03 PM

I don't really think this is the time to be annoyed about her interview several years ago. Aside from it being rather ill-mannered to speak ill of someone at the moment of their death, I also think it's unfair to Ragnhild in general to judge her whole life by that one comment. It may not have been a nice thing to say but I think we've all said things we regret, and everything else I've ever read about Ragnhild made her sound like a warmhearted and generous person who was happiest out of the limelight.

I'm sorry and shocked to hear of her death - I didn't know she was ill. Condolences to the family in Brazil, Norway, and the US (I think her daughter's family is in LA).

Biri 09-16-2012 05:04 PM

Where will she be buried? In Rio de Janeiro or in Oslo?

fairy tale 09-16-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Biri (Post 1462132)
Where will she be buried? In Rio de Janeiro or in Oslo?

The NRF-website says:
"The funeral service will be held in the Palace Chapel. The date and time have not yet been determined. Princess Ragnhild will be laid to rest at Asker Church."
kongehuset.no - Princess Ragnhild has died

dbarn67 09-16-2012 05:19 PM

How sad! RIP and my thoughts go to the Norwegian Royal family.

Madame Royale 09-16-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Maura724 (Post 1462130)
I don't really think this is the time to be annoyed about her interview several years ago. Aside from it being rather ill-mannered to speak ill of someone at the moment of their death, I also think it's unfair to Ragnhild in general to judge her whole life by that one comment. It may not have been a nice thing to say but I think we've all said things we regret, and everything else I've ever read about Ragnhild made her sound like a warmhearted and generous person who was happiest out of the limelight.

I'm sorry and shocked to hear of her death - I didn't know she was ill. Condolences to the family in Brazil, Norway, and the US (I think her daughter's family is in LA).


Who's speaking ill of her? There is nothing "ill mannered" by speaking of a person in accounts which are accurate. I'm not judging the Princess' whole life as you state, rather, I made an observation. A comment which Ragnhild stated herself - that she did not wish to be alive at the time of her nephew's accession. A comment which has come to fruition.

As I already stated, the passing of a person is always sad and she has left behind a husband and three children who will be joined in mourning by a brother and a sister and their respective families.

Quite impressive that a princess, any princess, should have had a 540 000 km² coast named in their honour (the coast is in Antarctica).

kathl29 09-16-2012 07:14 PM

How sad for the Norwegian royal family. My condolences to them.


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