The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal House of Sweden > King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-18-2006, 01:27 PM
GrandDuchess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somwhere, Sweden
Posts: 3,407
Death and Funeral of Jrg Sommerlath; February 2006

The Queen's youngest brother has passed away

This evening, Swedish media reports that the Queen's youngest brother - Jörg Sommerlath - has passed away. The Director of the Information and Press Office at the Royal Court has announced that the King will leave the Olympics in Turin to go to Germany to be with his wife and family.

Jörg Sommerlath passed away today Saturday from his cancer, despite various treatments he didn't make it. He became 64 years old and leaves behind a wife and two daughters (in their teens).
__________________

__________________
Sofia's Blog (my blog)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-18-2006, 01:31 PM
Yennie's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Skne, Sweden
Posts: 2,599
Thats sad... may he rest in peace.

Are both Victoria and Carl Philip with their mother in Germany?
__________________

__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're gonna get
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 3,220
His children are so young. It's always difficult to hear about people passing but it's even harder when their children are so young.

I'm glad though that the Queen was able to spend so much time with her brother in the end and was with him at the time of his passing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-18-2006, 04:29 PM
SusanneSNS's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ---, Germany
Posts: 95
Very bad news!

It is really sad that the Queen's brother lost his fight against the cancer.

All my thoughts are with his family, with his wife and daughters, and with his brothers and sister.

May he rest in peace!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2006, 04:39 PM
Beate's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St.Albert, Canada
Posts: 266
That is such sad news..How old are Joerg Sommerlath's children?
My condolences to all the family.
__________________
Carpe Diem!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2006, 06:45 PM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mand, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beate
That is such sad news..How old are Joerg Sommerlath's children?
My condolences to all the family.
Helena is 15 and Vivian is 13...so still very young. This is so sad :(
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2006, 09:25 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ....., United States
Posts: 1,342
How very sad. I, too, am glad the Queen was able to with him so much at the end.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2006, 10:49 PM
kwanfan's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 1,135
My deepest sympathies to Queen Silvia and her family. :(
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-19-2006, 04:31 AM
elmabruin's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 212
My Condolences to the Swedish Royal Family
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-19-2006, 05:20 AM
ursulajohanna's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,210
It is really sad that the Queen's brother lost his fight against the cancer.

All my thoughts are with his family, with his wife and daughters, and with his brothers and sister.

May he rest in peace!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-19-2006, 12:42 PM
purple_platinum's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 4,876
How very sad... It's a long fight against his illness, isn't it?
The Queen, despite being remorsely sad, must be glad she stayed behind to be with his brother.
Any news on the royal children (victoria, carl philip, maybe madeleine) on accompanying their mother or going for the funeral?
__________________
^_^
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-19-2006, 03:36 PM
GrandDuchess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somwhere, Sweden
Posts: 3,407
Quote:
Originally Posted by purple_platinum
How very sad... It's a long fight against his illness, isn't it?
The Queen, despite being remorsely sad, must be glad she stayed behind to be with his brother.
Any news on the royal children (victoria, carl philip, maybe madeleine) on accompanying their mother or going for the funeral?
Yes, he had been fighting against the cancer since December 2004, when he was diagnosed. I'm glad that the Queen has been able to spend so much time together with Jörg these past months, before he passed away.

Nothing have been reported about the funeral arrangements yet, I guess it will take some time for the family to decide on how to handle things. The King left Turin yesterday, Saturday, only a day after he arrived.

Aftonbladet today wrote that Crown Princess Victoria cancelled her attendance at Princess Christina and Tord Magnusson's moving out party at Villa Beylon which they supposedly hosted yesterday. I guess she did so because of the loss of Jörg, and maybe she has joined the family in Germany/Belgium now.

Even if we don't know any more detail about any funeral arrangements etc, I would though guess that the royal children will all attend the funeral whenever it will take place, but I think it will all be handled very privately within the family.
__________________
Sofia's Blog (my blog)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-19-2006, 05:26 PM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mand, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrandDuchess
Even if we don't know any more detail about any funeral arrangements etc, I would though guess that the royal children will all attend the funeral whenever it will take place, but I think it will all be handled very privately within the family.
I remember that the press had photos from the funerals of Silvia´s parents. I really hope the press won´t make pics this time. This is my personal limit. When you make a state funeral, you are aware of being watched of cameras, but private funerals and with them going emotions should be really allowed to be kept private!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-20-2006, 06:01 AM
SusanneSNS's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ---, Germany
Posts: 95
Thumbs up Exactly what I thought!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lena
I remember that the press had photos from the funerals of Silvias parents. I really hope the press wont make pics this time. This is my personal limit. When you make a state funeral, you are aware of being watched of cameras, but private funerals and with them going emotions should be really allowed to be kept private!
Thank you, Lena, for your clear words. That's exactly what I thought. I hope that the press will leave the family alone with their emotions and tears.

I really always love to see new pictures of the Royal Family, but not from a private funeral.

Lets hope that the press will understand this, too.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-20-2006, 09:52 AM
Olka's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 106
Hola wrote about Jorg's death today: http://www.hola.com/casasreales/brev...l?currentImg=0

They also say Queen Silvia stayed with him in hospital, she cancelled her journey to Turin. I feel sorry for her, she must be very touched and sad because of her brother's death....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Yennie's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Skne, Sweden
Posts: 2,599
So, I guess there will be very quiet on the swedish front for a while, the royal couple were supposed to be in Turin for one and a half week and now thats been cancelled...

does anyone know what will be their next official apperance?
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're gonna get
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-23-2006, 05:56 AM
purple_platinum's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 4,876
a photo of Queen Silvia with her late brother, Jorg Sommerlath



(from billet bladet)
__________________
^_^
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-23-2006, 08:38 AM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mand, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
The funeral of Jrg Sommerlath will take place tomorrow (Friday) in Handschuhsheim (part of the german town Heidelberg). His last resting place will be the family grave of the Sommerlaths, where already his parents are buried.
The funeral is planned to be private. Of the Royal family the Queen, the King, Carl Philip (wasnt Jrg his godfather?) and maybe Crown Princess Victoria will go. After the funeral the King and Carl Philip will go to Turin.

http://www.expressen.se/index.jsp?a=532884
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-23-2006, 09:32 AM
Yennie's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Skne, Sweden
Posts: 2,599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lena
The funeral of Jrg Sommerlath will take place tomorrow (Friday) in Handschuhsheim (part of the german town Heidelberg). His last resting place will be the family grave of the Sommerlaths, where already his parents are buried.
The funeral is planned to be private. Of the Royal family the Queen, the King, Carl Philip (wasnt Jrg his godfather?) and maybe Crown Princess Victoria will go. After the funeral the King and Carl Philip will go to Turin.

http://www.expressen.se/index.jsp?a=532884
Imo its a bit strange that this information goes out to the press, but isnt mentioned on www.royalcourt.se.

Does anyone know how the papers get this information? Do they call Nina Eldh? Or does she contact them?
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates... you'll never know what you're gonna get
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Lena's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mand, Denmark
Posts: 3,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yennie
Imo its a bit strange that this information goes out to the press, but isnt mentioned on www.royalcourt.se.

Does anyone know how the papers get this information? Do they call Nina Eldh? Or does she contact them?
Im pretty sure the newspapers called the press office at the court. This is common practice and a big part of the work of the press department.
I think its only wise not to mention these things on the official page. So they set a clear sign, that they want the funeral to be private.

BTW as I get it from various pages everyone can call the press department...if you get an satisfying answer is though questionable.

According to Daniel Nyhln on TV4.se also Madeleine will participate in the funeral. She landed today in Sweden and will go to Heidelberg for tomorrow. On Saturday she will go back to the USA.

http://www.tv4.se/kandis/446558.html
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Carl Gustaf & Silvia Sommerlath - June 19th 1976 Josefine Royal Weddings 132 06-21-2014 08:48 PM
Discussion & Research about Walther Sommerlath's Role in the Nazi Period Marengo King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia 44 10-10-2013 12:04 PM
King Carl Gustaf & Silvia Sommerlath's Pre-Wedding Ball in 1976 Julia Royal Weddings 27 01-15-2013 10:29 PM
Death and Funeral of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte; May 5 and 14, 2012 LadyFinn Royal House of Sweden 89 05-29-2012 11:26 PM
Death and Funeral of HI&RH Archduchess Regina, 3 February 2010 berry The Imperial House of Habsburg 70 02-28-2010 02:58 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth bourbon-parma charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events duchess of cambridge dutch royal history fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta elena infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympic games ottoman picture of the month pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:04 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]