Norway's Princess Sonja in 1970
Original caption: Expecting a Child. Oslo, Norway: Crown Princess Sonja of Norway celebrates her 33rd birthday July 4. Just before her birthday, it was announced that the princess is expecting a child early next year. July 4, 1970.
Very lovely pictures. Sonja is indeed beautiful.
According to Royauté Sonja had a miscarriage on July 2, 1970. I wonder if the picture was taken on a different date as birthday photos often are or just "miscaptioned".
Thanks Mandy for these great pictures. I espescially loved the photo of the three ladies reading about Harald and Sonja in the paper. That's such a great slice of life image! As many people must've followed Harald and Sonja's relationship as those who now follow Haakon and Mette-Marit's relationship!
Imagine how great their love must've been that they managed to hold on for 9 years before receiving approval to be married. Talk about a test of their love!
GETTY IMAGES - Norway''s Crown Prince Harald and his fiancee Sonja Haraldsen walk together in March 1968 in Norway. On December 1, 2000, their son, Crown Prince Haakon, formally announced his engagement to Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby at a press conference at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.
GETTY IMAGES - Norway's Crown Prince Harald and his fiancee Sonja Haraldsen pose for a photo in 1968 in Norway. On December 1, 2000, their son, Crown Prince Haakon, formally announced his engagement to Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby at a press conference at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.
What a beautiful Crown Princess ! I have always found that Queen Sonja was one of the most beautiful royal women I had ever seen but these pictures make me think that she is the MOST beautiful of all . What a Queen for Norway !
By the way I too think that there is a resemblance between her and Mette-Marit ! Perhaps due to their beautiful bone structures ...
Good heaven,she really is stunning! one heck of a woman..
Its really strange how some of the families of europe are really beautiful , like Norway and Monaco , while the others, or at least some of them, are less attractive..
You may forget Sweden : Look at those two lovely princesses, Victoria and Madeleine ! But it's true that some others are less lucky, for example in Spain or Great Britain ..... But, anyway, beauty does not mean that you are great queens or princesses (even if the Norwegian Royal Family has, to me, both beauty and greatness :) ) ...