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Old 03-31-2011, 05:40 PM
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Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (1907-2002)

As far as I know, there isn't a thread on him.

I believe Sigvard was one of the King's uncles who was a famous designer. I have read that he was rather bitter about losing his Royal title after marrying a commoner.

Does anyone know more about him? What kind of relationship did he have with the current King and his family? I understand that King Gustaf Adolf became quite distant with his sons who married commoners though I get the impression that he was rather kinder to his granddaughters.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:18 PM
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I don't know much on this topic; btw, I can recall to have read a newspaper article some years ago, when Sigvard went to the European Court of Human Rights seeking for his former princely titles to be restored, because - he claimed - "I was born a Prince and I want to die a Prince"; he also claimed that titles are for a person like his name, and it's a tort to strip someone his name off.
His royal titles were stripped him off in 1934, when he married to a commoner; the article said it happened just one hour after the marriage was celebrated, and an official of the Royal Court impounded his passport and gave him a new one addressed to Mr. Sigvard Bernadotte.
Due to his marriages to commoners and claims for getting his titles back, he remained estranged from his family for decades, and - if I recall correctly - especially after his brother Bertil and his nephew the King married themselves to commoners, but didn't lose titles and throne.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:29 PM
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Weren't there some issues with the Ruby tiara that Queen Silvia now wears? I believe it was owned by prince Sigvard, but he later sold it to the king. I believe there were some issues about it in the Swedish press but I do not recall what was the issue.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:22 AM
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Sigvard Bernadotte, 94; Former Swedish Prince - Los Angeles Times
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Playing cards made and signed by Sigvard Bernadotte are in auction at Stockholms Auktionsverk.
Sigvards spelkort Bakom Kulisserna
Auktion Sigvard Bernadotte Stockholms Auktionsverk Magasin 5 254939
Auktion Sigvard Bernadotte litografier Stockholms Auktionsverk Magasin 5 255445
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