Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway

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The Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway, daughter of King Olav V of Norway and Princess Martha of Sweden, and the divorced commoner Johan Martin Ferner at the Church in Asker on this day in 1961, just a month after the Wedding of her first cousin, King Baudouin of Belgium. 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. The couple had five children and many grandchildren before his death in 2015.

Royal Guests and Relatives included Crown Prince Harald and Princess Ranghild (wearing ), Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), Hereditary Grand Duke Jean and Hereditary Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg (cousin, in the Belgian Scroll Tiara), Princess Margret (wearing Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau) and the Earl of Snowdon, Prince Bertil and Princess Margaretha of Sweden (wearing the Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara), Prince Axel and Princess Margretha of Denmark (aunt, in her Floral Tiara), Prince and Princess Viggo (wearing her Garnet Kokoshnik Tiara), Prince George (cousin) and Princess Anne (wearing her Diamond Tiara), Count Flemming (cousin) and Countess Ruth of Rosenborg (in Princess Ingeborg’s Turquoise Star Tiara), Countess Alexandra of Rosenborg (wearing Princess Viggo’s Diamond Scroll Tiara), Countess Madeleine Bernadotte (cousin, wearing her Pearl and Diamond Tiara), and Princess Dagmar of Denmark (in her Diamond Floral Tiara), .



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