NORWAY: Olav to Martha

Olav to Märtha

Almost too easy is the question: "Why is Crown Prince Olav of Norway so much like Edward of Wales?"

They have in common:

English birth;


Grandfather Edward VII;

Sporting spills*

German blood;

Nice faces, figures, eyes.

Therefore, stout Norwegian hearts thumped for joy last week when Swedish King Gustav V announced the engagement of his niece, Princess Märtha, to Norway's Olav.

Particularly joyous was Norway's Oslo. There the Storting suspended all parliamentary business while Oslo's Hambro, the nation's stern speaker, led a barking Norwegian cheer. Appropriately enough; Norsk Kron Prins Olav was not there to...

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