Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, eldest sister of King Harald, died on this day in 2012. Born in 1930, as the eldest child of Crown Prince Olav of Norway and Princess Martha of Sweden, Princess Ragnhild became the elder sister of Princess Astrid and the now King Harald. During WWII, the family was forced to flee Norway after the Nazi invasion eventually settling in the United States for the duration of the war. In 1953, Princess Ragnhild married Erling Lorentzen, a Norwegian businessman and army officer who had served as her bodyguard during the War. The couple had three children and settled in Brazil. Princess Ragnhild regularly attended family events though she didn’t perform official duties. On this day in 2012, she died in Rio de Janeiro after suffering from Cancer. After a funeral at the Royal Palace of Oslo, she was later cremated and interred in the church of Asker.