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Old 08-31-2013, 05:13 AM
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Anna von Koch from Svensk Damtidning interviewed count Björn and countess Sandra Bernadotte in Mainau a couple of months ago and now Damtidning has the interview on their paper magazine.

The main things from the interview:
Björn tells they appreciated that Victoria came to their wedding. She is open, friendly and easy-going. Björn and Sandra were at Victoria's and Daniel's wedding and Björn is impressed how great the wedding was. It was a great day and you could really feel that V and D love each other and are happy together. Björn thinks they are doing a great job and you can see how good they are at dealing with people. Björn and Sandra haven't seen Estelle yet, but she is so cute.
Sandra tells it was love at the first sight when they met at a university in Switzerland in the end of 2003. When Sandra saw that Björn Bernadotte lived in Mainau, she thought that he was a gardener there. The name Bernadotte hasn't a royal sound in Germany like it has in Sweden. Sandra thought that it was cool that a gardener wanted to study social pedagogy. She had no idea that Björn was a count living in a castle, she thought that Björn looked liked a knight from 1800's with his ponytail and dark old fashioned clothes. Björn prayed that he would get into the same group with Sandra when it was time for a team work. And they got into the same group. They worked together for six weeks and found out soon that they had great time together. Sandra says that Björn is calm, cool and considerate, and she herself is very impulsive. Björn says that his wife isn't very good in hiding her feelings.
Only at their first date Sandra understood that Björn really lived at the beautiful Mainau Castle. Björn told to Sandra that he had forgotten something at home and took her to his home. Sandra thought that they were going to a house at the town nearby. They sat at the castle kitchen for an hour and Björn persuaded Sandra to come up with him and meet his parents. Sandra was nervous just a couple of minutes, she soon found out that Björn's parents were very normal and nice.
The couple lives in the castle with their German spaniel Talia, 5. They like cooking and invite often friends to visit. They love to ski and hike at the Alps. Björn has a lot of work to do with sister Bettina at their shared ceo-duties of Mainau. Sandra has finally got her dream come true, she runs "Gardening for everyone, pro intergration" -program, which helps young people who have difficulties in preparing themselves to the working life. They get work experience and there is always people they can talk with if they feel insecure. There is now seven young people at the project which lasts eleven months. Sandra tells that sometimes the work is tough and challenging, but the youngsters give back so much. That is her baby and she would never want to work with anything else.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:32 PM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte on Thursday at the re-opening of the restaurant Verandan at the Grand Hotel.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:23 PM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte last night at the Berns Hotel and Restaurant's 150th anniversary celebration, with granddaughter Julia.
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She's a granddaughter of her and her first husband, isn't she?
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:27 PM
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She's a granddaughter of her and her first husband, isn't she?
Yes she is. Marianne and Sigvard did not have children together
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:54 PM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte at a funeral of a friend on 25th September.
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Countess Marianne with granddaughter at the premiere of "Diana" on Thursday evening.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:20 AM
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Are the 4 Children of Count Lennart first wedding involved in Mainau.
I mean Brigitte, Marie-Louise ; Cecilia and Jan , the man with his 6 weddings ?
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:50 PM
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Are the 4 Children of Count Lennart first wedding involved in Mainau.
I mean Brigitte, Marie-Louise ; Cecilia and Jan , the man with his 6 weddings ?
Jan Bernadotte lives in Sweden. He is married for 7th time now. Cecilia Bernadotte lives also in Sweden.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:53 PM
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Jan Bernadotte lives in Sweden. He is married for 7th time now. Cecilia Bernadotte lives also in Sweden.
7 times!!! One would think he might have figured out by now that he just is not cut out for marriage. It should be getting harder for him to find women willing to marry him but I suppose the idea od being a countess for however long is seductive.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:59 AM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte on Thursday at the charity auction for the Diabetes Foundation.
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Jan Bernadotte lives in Sweden. He is married for 7th time now. Cecilia Bernadotte lives also in Sweden.
I bet the tabloids love him
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:26 AM
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Photos of countess Marianne Bernadotte, taken by photographer Rickard Eriksson.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:38 AM
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Nice pictures.
On picture 2 the Countess should not have shown her hands who tell the truth !
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:47 AM
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Nice pictures.
On picture 2 the Countess should not have shown her hands who tell the truth !
It is widely known that countess Marianne is 89 years old, does she show her hands or not.

There has been an exhibition of Marianne Bernadotte's evening dresses at Katrinetorp and in the end of October Marianne attended at a fashion show to the memory of princess Lilian, Marianne's dresses were shown. The money went to a SOS Child Village in Mozambique (princess Lilian was the patron of SOS Child Villages).
Karin´s Chamber Royal dresses at Katrinetorp
Bakom kulisserna på Modevisningen. Johanna Lind
Mankells barnby stöds av Bernadottes blåsor Kvällsposten
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:19 PM
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Was there a special reason to publish these portraits? Or were they part of a photo shoot of a magazin?
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte has got her first great-grandchild, her grandson Nicholas Tchang Cervin and his wife Marika Cervin got their first child, a girl, on 16th January. Nicholas is a PhD student at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte at the Magazine M's Mappie 2014 -gala on Monday at the Grand Hotel.
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A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge. Galapremiere in Stockholm, Sweden on the 10th of March, 2014 at Skandia. Countess Marianne Bernadotte attended with her granddaughter Julia.
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte, count Björn Bernadotte, Baden-Wuerttemberg Minister at the State Ministry, Silke Krebs (Green Party) and young chefs and gardeners inaugurated the newly constructed restaurant Comturey Cellar on island Mainau at Lake Constance, Germany, 29th March. Mainau started the year of flowers 2014 last weekend.
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Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg had given her home Villa Kungsberga in Båstad to Bukowskis Real Estate to be sold.
Bukowskis Real Estate Oändliga möjligheter - Villa Kungsberga

Helsingborgs Dagblad wrote on 25th March that the villa had been sold.
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