Christening of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, 1973

The Christening of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway in the Chapel of Royal Palace of Oslo on this day in 1973. Royal Relatives and Guests included King Olav V of Norway, then Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja, King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, Princess Astrid, Princess Ragnhild, Princess Margaretha of Denmark, Prince Carl Bernadotte, Count Flemming and Countess Ruth of Rosenborg, and Prince George and Princess Anne of Denmark. Major absentees included Crown Prince Haakon’s godparents, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, due to the death of their common grandfather, King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden just days previously, and the Princess Royal, another godmother.

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