Count Carl Johan's funeral at Stockholm
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The king's uncle brought to final rest
Joy and grief in the course of a week for the royal family
Today was the king's uncle, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte to his final rest.
After a thanksgiving service in the Royal Chapel, was driven coffin with his remains to the Haga cemetery.
The entire royal family attended.
- He was the last of his generation and it has taught our children to understand and get a bridge to his story and for that generation. It has been very valuable to us, the king has previously told the Times about his uncle.
It was a black-clad Princess Madeleine, who had traveled from USA to Sweden to attend the private memorial service that began at noon today and lasted about 45 minutes.
Was close to the family
Only the immediate circle was invited to participate, including the Danish Queen Margrethe and her sisters, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and Princess Benedikte who are daughters of Queen Ingrid, Carl Johan Bernadotte's older sister.
The royal family saw taken out of the mourning session. They have spent much time with Count Carl Johan Bernadotte, who was the family close.
- He has been involved in several family events in recent years and was a very good friend of the family. We had a great time in recent years when he told of his generation, the king has previously said to Aftonbladet.
Joy and sorrow
When the service was over, were blocked parts of the inner city when the funeral train of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte's coffin at a slow pace out in procession from the Royal Chapel at Haga cemetery.
The royal family has recently been characterized by both gratifying and sad news. Carl Johan Bernadotte died on May 5 at Ängelholms hospital.
But as early as next week, they can look forward to a time of joy when the family's new addition, the princess Estelle, baptized in the same church where they are today, said goodbye to a beloved relative and friend.