Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway

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Princess Astrid of Norway (sister of King Harald) married the divorced commoner¬†Johan Martin Ferner in Asker on this day in 1961. The religious ceremony, officiated by the retired Bishop Arne Fjellbu of Nidaros, was followed by a Banquet for 200 at the Skaugum Estate hosted by King Olav. Royal Guests included¬†Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark (wearing the¬†Alexandrine Drop Tiara),¬†Hereditary Grand Duke Jean and Hereditary Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg (in the¬†Belgian Scroll Tiara), Princess Margret (wearing Empress Maria Frederovna’s Sapphire Bandeau) and the Earl of Snowdon, Princess Margretha (in her Floral¬†Tiara) and Princess Dagmar of Denmark (wearing her¬†Diamond Floral Tiara), Prince Bertil and Princess Margaretha of Sweden (wearing the¬†Four-Button Tiara).

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