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CountessofLuxembourg 05-26-2003 08:53 PM

Princess Astrid and Family: News and Pictures
Does anyone know the background of Astrid and her kids? Any pictures?

mybags 05-27-2003 06:19 PM

Princess Astrid does a lot of work with dyslexic children. After her elder sister, Princess Ragnhild Alexandra, got married, Princess Astrid became the First Lady of Norway until her brother married Sonja Haraldsen (now HM Queen Sonja).

Full Name: Astrid Maud Ingeborg
Born: February 12, 1932, Oslo, Norway

Husband: Johan Martin Ferner (married January 12, 1961)

Children: Cathrine (b. 1962), Benedikte (b. 1963), Alexander (b. 1965), Elisabeth (b. 1969) and Carl Christian (b. 1972).

Princess Astrid has five grandchildren:

Sebastian Ferner Johansen (the son of daughter Cathrine), born in 1990
Madeleine Ferner Johansen (the daughter of Cathrine), born in 1993
Edward Ferner (the son of Alexander), born in 1996 (he was born out of wedlock)
Stella Ferner (the daughter of Alexander), born in 1998
Benjamin Ferner Beckman (the son of Elisabeth), born in 1999

If you go to the following website you will find pictures of Princess Astrid and her family:

mybags 05-27-2003 06:22 PM

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Mandy 05-28-2003 12:10 AM

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January 28, 2003

CountessofLuxembourg 05-30-2003 11:30 PM

Thank you both very much for the information and the pics!!!

flirtmooni 11-26-2003 10:36 AM

are there any pictures of edward ferner and his sister stella?are there pictures of benjamin?

flirtmooni 11-26-2003 10:41 AM

edward was born 1996,stella 1998 and benjamin was born 1999...

moosey60 11-29-2003 12:24 PM

...I really kinda' doubt you'll find any pictures on Edward and Stella's even more unlikely you'll find a picture of Benjamin Beckman.

mybags 11-29-2003 03:42 PM

I couldn't find a picture of Edward or Stella. But I found one of Benjamin.

Here is the link:

moosey60 11-30-2003 09:01 PM

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Elisabeth Ferner with her husband Tom Folke Beckman and son Benjamin Ferner Beckman.

Catherine Ferner with her husband Arild Johansen with her kids Madeleine and Sebastian.

Josefine 04-20-2004 04:26 PM

how many grandchildren does she have?

HMQueenElizabethII 08-09-2004 10:09 AM

Princess Astrid of Norway
Can you post some information about her? Are there any pictures of her in the recent years?

Mandy 08-18-2004 08:53 PM

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1) HRH Prince of Wales and HRH Princess Astrid of Norway, sister of King Harald V at a Gala Dinner to celebrate the 60th birthdays of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway. Bandphoto Agency Photo 23.06.1997

2) January 12, 1961 - Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner. NTB picture.

3) HRH Princess Astrid of Norway sister of the King and Centre: HM King Harald V welcoming Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, to Akershus Castle for a banquet during the President's official visit to Norway. Bandphoto Agency Photo. 25.03.1996

4) Prince Albert of Monaco and HRH Princess Astrid (King Harald of Norway's sister) attending a dinner party in Lillehammer Hotel held by King Harald and Queen Sonja. Bandphoto Agency Photo. 10.02.1994

5) Princess Astrid’s 70th birthday was February 12, 2002. It was a celebrated later in March at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Oslo. Princess Astrid is pictured with husband Johan Martin Ferner during the occasion.

6) March 23, 1999 - Princess Astrid with husband Johan Martin Ferner at the Grand Hotel, Oslo. ANB Picture.

HMQueenElizabethII 08-18-2004 09:25 PM

She has 5 granchildren which Mybags had posted.

Josefine 10-28-2004 09:32 AM

who was the princess named after?

norwegianne 10-29-2004 04:54 AM

Princess Astrid was probably named after Crown Princess Märtha's sister Astrid, but also because it's an old norse name. Her two other names: Maud and Ingeborg are from her two grandmothers.

norwegianne 01-16-2005 02:39 PM

Does anyone have a picture of Princess Astrid after the funeral in Luxembourg? I haven't seen one yet...

Larzen 01-16-2005 03:24 PM

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Here is one, curtesy of Stig at the SRMB

KikkiB 01-16-2005 05:21 PM

I think Queen Sonja was the only representative from the Norwegian royal family. I haven't heard anything on the news nor read anything about Princess Astrid attending the funeral.

norwegianne 01-16-2005 05:28 PM

Check KikkiB. It is mentioned there. If she hadn't been there, they would have mentioned it.

Princess Astrid isn't quite as prominent as the other guests, though.

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