Swedish Royal Family Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Their Dynasty

  February 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm by

February 5th, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte took the Swedish throne as Carl XIV Johan (and the Norwegian throne as Carl III Johan).

A seminar was held at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, called ‘The Bernadotte Dynasty: 200 Years on the Swedish Throne’, that was attended by 300 guests, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

Other members of the Bernadotte clan that were present were Princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnuson, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, Count Bertil and Countess Jill Bernadotte af Wisborg, Dagmar von Arbin, Catharina Nilert, Madeleine Bernadotte Kogevinas, and Countess Bettina and Count Björn Bernadotte af Wisborg.

During the seminar, the Bernadottes links to art, culture, humanities, science, natural sciences, politics and religion were discussed, as well as the history of the first Bernadotte King and how he came to Sweden. Music written by members of the Bernadotte dynasty, namely Prince Gustaf and Princess Eugenie, was also performed during the seminar.

The King delivered a speech to conclude the seminar, in which he said that his wish was for the Palace to “also be a living place, a place for conversation”, something he described as a “link between our history and our contemporary”.

Also to mark the anniversary, the Royal Court released two new photographs of King Carl XVI Gustaf and his two direct heirs, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle. They were taken in December prior to the Nobel Prize ceremony.

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