World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning King:

b. 21 February 1937; succeeded to the throne 17 January 1991, on the death of his father, King Olav V; sworn in 21 January 1991; married 29 August 1968, Sonja Haraldsen (HM Queen Sonja) (b. 4 July 1937).

Children of the King:

HH Princess Märtha Louise, b. 22 September 1971; married 24 May 2002, Ari Mikael Behn (formerly Ari Mikael Bjørshol), b. 30 September 1972) (divorced 2017) (died 25 December 2019); daughter, Maud Angelica Behn, b. 29 April 2003; daughter, Leah Isadora Behn, b. 8 April 2005; daughter, Emma Tallulah Behn, b. 29 September 2008.

HRH Crown Prince Haakon, b. 20 July 1973; married 25 August 2001, Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby (HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit) (b. 19 August 1973); stepson, Marius Borg Høiby, b. 13 January 1997; daughter, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra, b. 21 January 2004; son, HH Prince Sverre Magnus, b. 3 December 2005.

Sisters of the King:

Princess Ragnhild, b. 9 June 1930, died 16 September 2012; married 15 May 1953, Erling Lorentzen; three children.

Princess Astrid, b. 12 February 1932; married 12 January 1961, Johan Martin Ferner (b. Johan Martin Jacobsen, 22 July 1927, died 24 January 2015); five children.

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