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Re: Order of St. Olav
Thanks. So i assume Princess Astrid's Order weas hidden by the coatrs she was wearing over her gown. I know the late Pricness Ragnhild also had the Order but don't know when she received it. But still strange that Queen inrid as Consort of a fellow nehigboor-monarchy apparently did not have it at that time because why would she have worn the Order of the Elephant.
And the more as her son-in-law already had it so soon after his Wedding.
From when on was the Order of st. Olav given to females? I noticed in the pictures from the Royal edding in 1968 that Queen Ingrid wore the Order of the Elephant and neither Pricnesses Astrid and Ragnhild wore an Order. There is also an official pic of the new Crown Princely Couple (where Sonja werars a yellow gown) where she does not wear an Order but the King's portrait Medal. So it seems that the Order wasn't awarded to females before 1968 or later.
(It is also interestint that Prince Henrik of Denmark and Prince Claus of the Netherlands both already had the order of St. olav in 1968 only 1 respectively 2 years after their marriages.
The late Crown Princess Martha had the St. Olav(and she died in 1954), princess Astrid received the order from King Haakon(and still usually wears the wider ribbon she was originally given),the princess did wear it in 1968, for the actual wedding ceremony she wore a long evening coat, the order was on the dress.