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Old 02-23-2006, 06:34 PM
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Is he the first of the Queen's siblings to pass away? It must be so hard loosing her brother. Were they close?
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Is he the first of the Queen's siblings to pass away? It must be so hard loosing her brother. Were they close?
Yes he is...
I belive Silvia is very close to her brothers and the rest of her family. So it must be hard... and he was quite young to. Very tragic
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Walther Sommerlath (1901-1990) Married 1925 to Alice de Toledo (1906-1997)
1. Ralf Sommerlath (born 1929) Married to Charlotte
1.1. Carmita Sommerlath (born 1958) Married to Serge de Radiqučs de Chennevičre
1.1.1. Thibault Radiqučs de Chennevičre (born 1987)
1.1.2. Chloč Radiqučs de Chennevičre (born 1989)
1.2. Thomas Sommerlath (born 1961) Married 1988 to Susanne; they have three children)
2. Walther Sommerlath (born 1934) Div. from Michele, remarried 1993 to Ingrid Galozzi
2.1. Sophie Sommerlath (born 1963)
2.2. Patrick Sommerlath (born 1971) Previous relationship to actress Camilla Lundén (born 1967)
2.2.1. Son Leopold (born 2002)
3. Jörg Sommerlath (1941-2006) Married 1986 to Simone Junge (born circa 1965)
3.1. Helena Sommerlath (born 1992)
3.2. Vivien Sommerlath (born 1995)
4. Silvia Sommerlath (born 1943) Married 1976 to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (born 1946)
4.1 Crown Princess Victoria (born 1977)
4.2 Prince Carl Philip (born 1979)
4.2 Princess Madeleine (born 1982)

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Old 02-23-2006, 06:42 PM
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Thank you Yennie & magnik for the seedy info.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:44 AM
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As expected there were pics taken at the funeral:( I just post them as links, they are from DPA

Carl Philip and Madeleine
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1450/a60hh.jpg
Madeleine
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3189/a10lj.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1407/a39el.jpg
Victoria
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1653/a21iv.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9863/a44uv.jpg
Silvia and Carl Gustaf
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1421/a57lq.jpg
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It must be horrible at times to be royal/famous, having intruisive pictures taken while they are obviously so upset!
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i agree, i didn't think there would be pictures from the funeral. but here they are... and the swedish rf looks really sad... :( :(

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I do feel it was vey unfair of photographers to have taken photographs at this sad and sensitive time.

The whole Royal Family are obviously very upset but Princess Madeleine looks very upset inparticular. may I offer condulances to the Royal family at this upsetting time.
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Princess Madeleine (front), the daughter of Queen Silvia of Sweden, and her sister Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden leave the cemetery after the funeral of Queen Silvia's older brother Joerg Sommerlath in Heidelberg, Germany, Friday, 24 February 2006. Sommerlath died of cancer at the age of 64 in a hospital in Aachen.

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oh, so here they are... I thought there would be photos taken but, as some of you have written , its sad that they are not left alone during the funeral
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yes, yennie.. i thought it was merely 1 or 2 pics, but now we see lots of photos. it's unfortunate they cannot embrace this sadness peacefully & privately. the queen looks really sad and in tears, as do her children.
now, it's some from Getty



the family really look devastated and sad... :( :o
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I'm sad that so many pictures were taken of them when it's so clear that they're in deep mourning. Especially Queen Siliva, who must feel the loss of her older brother very profoundly. I'm glad that Madeleine was able to come back from New York to Germany for the funeral. Is she going back to NYC afterwards or go back to Sweden to be with her family during these hard times?
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I agree with all of you, and think it's really insensitive of the media to stand outside the cemetery for a private funeral like this. It must be really hard for the mourning people and the Royal Family to get this unwanted attention at these hard times.
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One way to make a statement against such exploitation is to not post the pictures on sites like this one or to not buy any magazine containing such pictures.
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It is beautiful photo royal family farewell Queen Silvias brother Jörg Sommerlaths funeral. Many guest come to Jörg Sommerlath funeral and it is sorrow royal children farewell uncle Jörg Sommerlaths death. Jörg Sommerlath beside lie his father Walther and Alice Sommerlath.
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