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Julia 05-28-2003 04:57 PM

Harald & Sonja - early years
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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.


Sonja was a very lovely young woman.


Mandy 05-29-2003 12:06 AM

Hi Julia!
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".

Julia 05-29-2003 02:48 AM

I am guessing that the captions are incorrect but I could be wrong. How very sad for Sonja and Harald.

However, one can see where Martha-Louise gets her soulful expression and me she looks like her mama but Haakon does as well. :) They are an attractive family, no doubt.

CountessofLuxembourg 05-31-2003 12:54 AM

They are nice photos of Sonja. Yes i agree Julia. They are indeed is a good looking family. Queen Sonja is a very beautiful woman.

USCtrojan 06-02-2003 11:44 AM

Thank You for the photos... They are indeed beautiful. HM is one of my favorite royal ladies, I love to see her in tiaras. Thank You again.

So sad to hear that also, I too hope to heck that they had the captions wrong.... :(

anna 06-03-2003 03:33 PM

The photo captions were correct - these photos were indeed taken during her first announced pregnancy - Crown Princesss Sonja had 4 announced pregnancies - miscarried #1 in 1970 and #3 in 1972.

Publically known pregnancy #2 produced Princess Märtha Louise in 1971.
Publically known pregnancy #4 produced Prince Haakon Magnus in 1973.

Mandy 06-04-2003 11:06 PM

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1967: King Olav, Sonja Haraldsen & Crown Prince Harald

March 1968: Harald & Sonja's engagement

Harald & Sonja's engagement: King Olav, Sonja, Harald and Sonja's mother, Dagny Haraldsen. Scanpix picture

Harald & Sonja engagemetn. Corbis picture

March 1968: Sonja.

March 1, 1968: Harald & Sonja.

March 1968: Harald & Sonja.

Harald & Sonja.

May 17, 1968: National Day with King Olav, Sonja Haraldsen, Crown Prince Harald.

August 29, 1968: Wedding day. Scanpix picture

Mandy 06-04-2003 11:54 PM

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August 29, 1968
Scanpix picture

August 29, 1968
Scanpix picture

August 29, 1968

August 29, 1968

1969 Harald & Sonja

King Olav, Sonja & Harald
Scanpix picture

Julia 06-05-2003 01:05 AM

Thank you for the wonderful pictures Mandy! Harald and Sonja were/are such an attractive couple.

Mandy 06-05-2003 01:36 AM

You're welcome Julia. :)

Alexandria 06-06-2003 01:00 AM

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!

anna 06-06-2003 02:03 PM

The engagement the ladies were reading about were NEWS - the norwegian media did not write or talk about Sonja prior to the engagement.

Mandy 06-13-2003 01:37 AM

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King Baudoin, King Olav, Queen Fabiola, Princess Astrid, Crown Prince Harald - Thanks Anna :)

Harald & Sonja

Harald & Sonja

1975 Harald & Sonja

1968: One of Sonja's first official functions - Sonja, Harald & King Olav. Scanpix picture

March 19, 1968: NTB picture

May 25, 1972: King Olav, Sonja & Harald. scanpix picture from

1971: Sonja

Mandy 07-16-2003 03:55 AM

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September 1971 - Harald & Sonja leaving Rikshospital with newborn Märtha Louise.

October 19, 1971 - Märtha Louise's Christening - Sonja with Märtha Louise, King Olav & Harald. Scanpix picture

May 17, 1972 - National Day - Sonja, Harald & Märtha Louise.

1972 - Sonja, Harald & Märtha Louise. Scanpix picture

1972 - Sonja, Harald & Märtha Louise. Scanpix picture

May 17, 1973 - National Day - Sonja, Harald & Märtha Louise. Scanpix picture

June 18, 1973 - Skaugum - Sonja, Harald, King Olav & Märtha Louise. Scanpix picture

March 1968 - Harald and Sonja.

1968 - Harald and Sonja.

May 1969 - Hardanger, Norway. Scanpix photo.

June 18, 1968 - Harald and Sonja in the palace garden.

Josefine 10-10-2003 05:14 PM

Sonja looked so Beautiful

Alexandria 11-29-2003 09:38 PM

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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.

Josefine 08-07-2004 07:31 AM

with martha luoise

i would love to see some more pictures from when she was a younger crown princess can someone help me?

Anita 08-10-2004 11:20 AM

Young Princess Sonja
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 ...

carina_antonsen 08-15-2004 02:13 PM

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..

Anita 08-15-2004 04:06 PM

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 :) ) ...

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