Queen Sonja is one of the most popular figures in the Norwegian royal family and is loved by her compatriots. However, this has not always been the case.
Oslo – The Norwegian people took their first bourgeois regent to their hearts for a long time, but at the beginning Queen Sonja (84) was not a welcome guest in the palace. She had to fight for recognition and overcome many a hurdle.
The love of Queen Sonja and King Harald V (84) was initially not a good star. In 1959, the then Crown Prince met the young Norwegian Sonja Haraldsen, and the relationship between the two not only caused an uproar in the palace. Sonja can still vividly remember this difficult time.
24royal.de * knows why Queen Sonja and King Harald had to wait years for their wedding.
In the recently published book “Sonja. Samtaler med Dronningen ”(German:“ Sonja. Conversations with the Queen ”) by journalist Alf van der Hagen (59) reports the 84-year-old from the magazine Dagbladet about a trip to France in 1965, which she undertook to distance herself win: “It was nice to get away from the newspaper articles, from anonymous letters and phone calls.” When asked by van der Hagen, Sonja also confesses that with her trip she wanted to dispel the feeling of not being wanted: “Yes, I did I felt that way. I felt undesirable. “ * 24royal.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.