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Old 12-23-2008, 07:51 AM
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Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - 1932

On 20 October 1932 hereditairy prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten married princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in Coburg.



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That anecdote about the King of Bulgaria is hilarious! Ahh, royal protocol.
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Thanks for posting Elsa, I have never seen it before. I suppose that Victoria Melita cvould have argued that an empress (de jure) would outrank an ex-king, but she left the king to his tantrum.
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Could you explain Marengo the problem with Victoria Mellita with the ex-tsar Ferdinand of Bulgarie ??
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The youtube video shows that Tsar Ferdinand gets angry because Victoria Melita is exiting the church before him, and he starts shouting and gets into the car that was supposed to take Victoria Melita and her daughter Kira. In the mean time the Grand Duchess tries to ignore the kings tantrum.
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Does anyone know if Sybilla could speak Swedish at the time of her wedding? In the video when the couple leaves the cathedral, she looks embarassed, or lost for words when she gives a little wave to the crowd. Maybe she was just overwhelmed (she'd be forgiven for that!). I just wondered if maybe she couldn't understand what anyone was saying...
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hennybenny, she got married in Coburg (her home) so I'm sure she understood what the crowd was saying. Maybe she didn't know what to say to her new husband (I'm pretty sure he must have spoken German)?

And King Ferdinand behaved pretty atrociously... it was most unchivalrous of him to have a tantrum because of a breach of protocol.
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they boths understand germans and english and princess sybilla swedish was so poor it was one of the reason she was never popular with the swedes
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