A New Biography of Queen Sonja
Ingar Sletten Kolloen has been selected as the man to write a new biography on Queen Sonja of Norway.
The biography, due for release in Autumn 2011, will examine the Queen’s whole life – from her childhoold in Oslo, her study as a young woman, her relationship with Crown Prince Harald , her marriage, her role as Crown Princess, Queen, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.
More information can be found here.Queen Sonja of Norway is the Queen Consort of Norway, wife of King Harald V of Norway.
Sonja Haraldsen was born as a commoner and became engaged to then Crown Prince Harald in March 1968. They had been dating for nine years, although this had been kept secret because of opposition to her non-royal status. The Crown Prince made it clear to his father, King Olav V, that he would remain unmarried for life unless he could marry her. The couple were wed on 29 August 1968, at Oslo Domkirke in Oslo. She acquired the style Her Royal Highness and the title Crown Princess of Norway.
Following the death of King Olav V on 17 January 1991, Sonja became Norway’s first Queen Consort in 53 years.
A little biography of HM the Queen can be found here.Filed under Norway
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