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Old 05-06-2012, 05:30 AM
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Death and Funeral of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte: May 5 and 14, 2012

Press release from the royal court today:
Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg, the fifth and youngest child of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught, the uncle of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Margrethe, has died yesterday at age 95.
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg har avlidit - Sveriges Kungahus

Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte död | Nyheter | Expressen | Senaste nytt - Nyheter Sport Ekonomi Nöje
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte död | Nyheter | Aftonbladet
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte har avlidit | Svensk Damtidning
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte död - rapport | svt.se
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:30 AM
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Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg died on May 5th, 2012. Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg har avlidit - Sveriges Kungahus [NS4 version]
http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article14784693.ab
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/kung...varandra-nara/
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:46 AM
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The flags of Drottningholm, Haga and Stenhammar (the king is in there now) are in half-mast, mourning.
"The king and he had regular contact with each other", said Bertil Ternert from the court.
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte död | Inrikes | SvD
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:52 AM
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The wording of the Court's press release is abysmal, short and tense as it is and not even expressing one sentiment of grief or sadness.
PR Chief Ternert's comment stating tersely that The King had 'regular contact' with his uncle almost makes it worse.
Once again, Ternert proves himself to be annoyingly incompetent in his job.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:00 AM
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The wording of the Court's press release is abysmal, short and tense as it is and not even expressing one sentiment of grief or sadness.
PR Chief Ternert's comment stating tersely that The King had 'regular contact' with his uncle almost makes it worse.
Once again, Ternert proves himself to be annoyingly incompetent in his job.
I completely agree. Count Carl Johan was a dignified, humble and a very nice man. He stressed out in many interviews, how close he felt to Victoria and Daniel also, how glad he and his wife were of the birth of Estelle, and thanked the king and the queen for the warmed relationship.
I wish the court would have had more warmth and expression of sadness in the press release.
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May he rest in peace.
Is there any news of funeral date?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:12 AM
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The press release is just an official information that count Carl Johan is dead, there will most likely come a personal note from the king and possibly also from crown princess Victoria, the same way there were a personal note from the king after the death of queen Ingrid of Denmark.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:15 AM
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May he rest in peace.
Is there any news of funeral date?
Not yet, I think. There are many things to consider: the christenings of princess NN of Denmark and Estelle (20th and 22nd), Frederik's and Mary's official visit to South Korea (10-15th), the Diamond Jubilee lunch of queen Elizabeth, king Carl Gustaf's and queen Silvia's state visit to South Korea (30th May-1st June). This is if everyone is going to attend the funeral.

Royal expert Sten Hedman to Expressen:
Count Carl Johan was very close to the royal family and got considerable recognition in recent years. He had a very good relationship with the king, says Sten Hedman. The king has shown him much attention, and they were close. The king and Silvia followed his last days very close and they were very keen on him. Among other things, they were recently celebrating Carl Johan's 95th birthday and he was often invited to the castle.

Carl Johan Bernadotte lived in Skåne and was treated at Ängelholms hospital during his last hours in life. There will be no state funeral. Considering how he was as a person, he would probably not want any more either. But the royal family will attend the funeral, says Hedman.
Kungens farbror är död - "De stod varandra nära" | Nyheter | Expressen | Senaste nytt - Nyheter Sport Ekonomi Nöje
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Tv4 made an interview with Carl Johan before his 95th birthday in October 2011:
Nyhetsmorgon: Carl-Johan Bernadotte inför 95-årsdagen - TV4 Play

Read more about him here:
Kungligheter: Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte har avlidit
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Count Carl Johan will probably be buried at Kungliga begravningsplatsen (the Royal Cemetary) at Haga Park, Kungliga begravningsplatsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , where his parents and three brothers are buried.
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May he rest in peace!
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Count Carl Johan will probably be buried at Kungliga begravningsplatsen (the Royal Cemetary) at Haga Park, Kungliga begravningsplatsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , where his parents and three brothers are buried.
Yes that's very likely if he hasn't specifically wished to be buried in his home diocese in Skåne. Time will tell. It will likely be ā very private funeral but I think a lot members from the swedish and danish royal houses will attend.

Very sad to learn about his passing. He was very popular here in Sweden in recent years. The flag on the roof at the royal palace here in Stockholm were not at half mast this morning but i think it be lowered to half mast later.

As someone already stated we will likely see a personal note from the king and maybe also the crown princess later.
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Yes that's very likely if he hasn't specifically wished to be buried in his home diocese in Skåne.
I think might depend on where his first wife Kerstin is buried, if she's buried at Haga then Carl Johan will also be buried there.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:16 AM
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I think might depend on where his first wife Kerstin is buried, if she's buried at Haga then Carl Johan will also be buried there.
Kerstin Bernadotte is buried at the churchyard of Båstad.
Kerstin Elin Marga Bernadotte - Båstad-Östra Karups församling - gravar.se

Finally a statement at the court website:
Greve Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg har avlidit - Sveriges Kungahus
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SVD has a photo gallery of the life of Count Carl Johan
BILDEXTRA: Carl Johan Bernadottes liv i bilder - Sverige - Sydsvenskan-Nyheter dygnet runt

Kronprinsesse Victorias kjære grandonkel er død - VG Nett om Sverige
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This is a very sad news, may he rest in peace.
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The Bernadotte males certainly live long and healthy lives. I thoroughly enjoyed the interviews he gave sharing so much history about the royal life.
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Some epoch has just ended, when the last great-grandchild of Queen Victoria died.

Condolences to his wife, foster children and grandchildren.

May he rest in peace.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:53 AM
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Some epoch has just ended, when the last great-grandchild of Queen Victoria died.
That's also true. He wasn't only the last surviving child of Gustav Adolf and Margareth, but also the last surviving great grandchild of Queen Victoria.

But on the other hand, Carl Johan did become 95 years old, which is really good.
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The end of an era. Rest in peace, Carl Johan.

Did he ever get to see Estelle. ? I'd like to think that he did.
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