Princesses Playing in the Snow
Original caption: A Royal Romp in the Snow. Stockholm, Sweden: The little daughters of Sweden's Princess Sibylla, recently played hostess to their Danish cousins, the daughter of Queen Ingrid and King Frederik, at Sweden's Haga Castle. Shown, enjoying a romp in the snow, are (left to right) Princess Desiree , of Sweden; Ann-Marie and Benedikte of Denmark, and Margaretha, of Sweden
Swedish Princesses at Play
Original caption: Little Swedish Princesses on a See-Saw. Stockholm, Sweden: The Princesses Desiree, Birgitta, and Margaretha, daughters of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Sweden, enjoying the see-saw at the inauguration of the "King's Own Cottage" at Skansen, Stockholm
Children Sitting on Sleds
Original caption: Princesses in Snow. Stockholm, Sweden. The little princesses at Haga Castle, daughters of Princess Sibylla, today met their little cousins of Denmark, daughters of Queen Ingrid and King Frederik, and had a splendid day in the snow of Haga. Left to right, the Princesses Margaretha, Desiree, Benedikte, Kristina and Anne-Marie. January 13, 1950.
Haga Slott is the work of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. His good friend Gustaf Persson Natt och Dag (portrait) was master of the medieval castle Haga, and was convinced by Tessin to build a contemporary grand manor in its place. Construction was completed in 1670.
Before the new manor house was built, the castle was home to, among others, the man who would be King of Sweden three separate times during the fifteenth century, Karl VIII Knutsson.
Princess Birgitta’s wedding Bride: Birgitta Ingeborg Alice, 24 years old Bridegroom: Johann Georg Carl Leopold Eitel-Friedrich Meinrad Maria Hubertus Michael, 28 years, old Prince of Hohenzollern How they met: Birgitta was visiting friends and family in Germany when she met Hansi at a cocktail party. The engagement was announced on 15 December, 1960, she wore a whit Chanel thing Wedding date: Civil on 25 May, 1961 and churchly catholic on 30 May, 1961 Place of wedding: The civil one at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and the churchly one in the Sankt Johann church at the bridegroom’s family palace Sigmaringen The night before the weddings: The night before the civil one The King hosted a supper and dance in the Bernadotte Apartment’s Pillar Hall. Before the churchly one, a grand ball at the bridegrooms family palace The wedding dress: Ivory white silk duchesse made by Märthaskolan (same dress at both ceremonies) and a tulle veil. Empress Josephine’s Cameo Tiara at the civil one, and the diamond Hohenzollern crown at the churchly one Mishap: Panic broke loose when they realised her slip/petticoat had been forgotten left behind in Stockholm. They had to message it to Frankfurt, and it arrived just in time. The wedding luncheon: On the one at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the menu consisted of cold tortoise soup, baked sole, fattened hen and pineapple ice cream Honeymoon: The French Riviera and Prince Bertil’s villa in Sainte Maxime
Princess Désirée’s wedding Bride: Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla, 26 years old Bridegroom: Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld, 30 years old How they met: They socialised in the same circles Wedding date: 5 June, 1964 Church: Storkyrkan in Stockholm The night before the wedding: A ball at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Désirée was dressed in a white organza The wedding dress: Ivory white silk duchesse made by Märthaskolan (same dress as Princess Birgitta, but re-made), Queen Sophia’s veil and Empress Josephine’s Cameo Tiara The bridal bouquet: Orchids and lilies of the valley from the bridegroom’s family castle Transportation from the church: Short cortège in open car The wedding luncheon: Held at Vita Havet (the White Sea) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The menu consisted of sole, minced hen and champagne jelly Number of guests at the luncheon: 240 Honeymoon: Plane to Nice, some time in Malaga in Spain, and then most of it at Prince Bertil’s villa in Sainte Maxime
Princess Margaretha’s wedding Bride: Margaretha Désirée Victoria, 29 years old Bridegroom: John Kenneth Ambler, 40 years old, director How they met: At a dinner in London in October 1963. The engagement was announced on 28 February, 1964 Wedding date: 30 June, 1964 Church: Gärdslösa church on Öland Type of wedding: Morning, of the family-close kind. Margaretha chose (contrary to her sisters) not to have a ball. Instead, Queen Ingrid of Denmark hosted a supper at the royal yacht “Dannebrog” that was anchored in Borgholm. The bride-to-be wore a short green organza dress and a white mink stole The wedding dress: White faille, veil of Brussels lace and the bridal crown of the church The bridal bouquet: Cornflower, ox-eye daisy and poppy Bridesmaids: Sisters Louise and Suzanne von der Esch Number of guests: 146 Transportation from the church: An open Pontiac After the wedding ceremony: Reception at Solliden, a buffet in the English park Honeymoon: Took off in a helicopter. Sardinia, where they were guests of Aga Khan
Princess Christina’s wedding Bride: Christina Louise Helena, 30 years old Bridegroom: Tord Gösta Magnusson, 33 years old, son of a prominent managing director and brought up on a mansion How they met: At a luncheon at Skansen in 1961. Princess Christina revealed that she was the one who proposed in a TV documentary in 1999 Wedding date: 15 June, 1974 Chuch: Storkyrkan in Stockholm The wedding dress: Whole silk crêpe, Queen Sophia’s veil and the Connaught Diamond Tiara The bridal bouquet: Pink roses and double freesia Priest: Archbishop Olof Sundby Transportation from the church: With a steamboat to the dinner Wedding dinner: At the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The menu consisted of hazel-hen/hazel-grouse, sole and champagne gravy Number of guests to the dinner: 251 Honeymoon: By private jet (lent by recently diseased Norwegian billionaire Arne Naess) to Miami, Florida
Thank you for this GrandDuchess, that´s great!
What a pity that 2 of this marriages are only existing "officially" today. When you look at the facts on their weddings it looked so perfect and promising.
I wonder if prince Carl Philip and princess Madeleine will have a similar role at the Royal court as princess Christina...or if they will disappear from the limelight like the other 3 sisters.
I'm looking for the name and pictures of a Swedish princess who was quite famous in the sixties.
She was blonde and very beautiful. I think she was called the BB of the North.
I've seen a photo of her in an article about Madde years ago where they were comparing the two princesses' love life.
Could someone help me find the name of this princess?