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Old 09-19-2016, 05:43 PM
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Expressen writes today that the funeral of Countess Gunnila Bernadotte will be held on Thursday next week, 29:th September.

The funeral service will be a private family occassion and will be held in Stockholm. The entire Royal family is expected to attend.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia has delayed a planned visit to Sofias home locality Älvdalen with 24 hours to be able to attend.

Prinsparets resa skjuts upp inför Gunnila Bernadottes begravning | Kungligt | Expressen
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According to the calendar king Carl Gustaf, queen Silvia, crown princess Victoria, prince Daniel, prince Carl Philip and princess Sofia attend at the funeral of countess Gunnila Bernadotte at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace on 29th September.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:26 AM
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Svensk Damtidning has today, on the day of the funeral of countess Gunnila, a photo gallery of her.
Bildspel! Gunnila Bernadotte – så minns vi henne _ Svensk Damtidning

Svensk Damtidning republishes also countess Gunnila's last interview at the magazine.
Gunnila Bernadottes sista intervju med Svensk Damtidning – läs den här _ Svensk Damtidning
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:00 PM
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the royal family attended
Kungafamiljens sista farväl av Gunnila Bernadotte | Kungligt | Expressen
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:46 PM
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The royal family (except Madeleine and Chris) arrived to the Royal Chapel just before ten o'clock in the morning. Also princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnuson attended. And princess Benedikte from Denmark.
After the funeral service the royal guests at Säpo cars, followed by a police escort, drove to the Royal Cemetery at Haga Park where countess Gunnila was buried. Relatives and friends of Gunnila Bernadotte were taken in a bus.

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Grevinnan Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborgs begravning och gravsättning - Sveriges Kungahus
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:31 AM
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About the funeral
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According to the death announcement, which was published in among others Svenska Dagbladet and Helsingborgs Dagblad on 22 September, there will be a memorial gathering at Norrvikens Trädgård in Båstad on 6 October 2016.
Dag Trygsland Hoelseth_ Funeral service for Gunnila Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:24 PM
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The death announcement of countess Gunnila
http://www.familjesidan.se/system/fu...pdf?1474513868
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg's pearl and diamond diadem will be sold at an auction at Bukowskis December Auction.
Viewings will take place on 6–12 December in the newly renovated premises in Berzelii Park in Stockholm with the hammer auction held on 13 December.
- It is a great honor for us to convey the diadem belonged to Gunnila Bernadotte. She wore it at all solemn occasions and of course the diadem could be seen on both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine's wedding, says Sophia Åkerlund, jewelry specialist at Bukowskis.
- The model of the diadem is unusual and certainly very personal in its expression: platinum, diamonds and cultured pearls forming an elegant lily of the valley and the crown is stamped with French stamps. A diadem is often diverse jewelry that can be worn in many different ways: lily of the valley branch can also be worn separately as a brooch.
Gunnila Bernadottes diadem till försäljning på Bukowskis... - Bukowskis
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Was this her wish? Because she is only dead for a month and they sell it already.
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Was this her wish? Because she is only dead for a month and they sell it already.
Probably an agreement between her and her children.
The diadem is probably from her family and not from Carl Johans family.
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Yes, according to court jeweller and a few other sites, the tiara is a piece from her own family. Gunilla of course had aristocratic blood on both sides. It is said to have originally been an aigrette and can still be worn as such
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Probably an agreement between her and her children.
The diadem is probably from her family and not from Carl Johans family.
I think this makes sense, because otherwise it would look a tad unsensible after such a short time.

I didn't know she was a Swedish Aristo herself. If Carl had married her first, he would have still lost the title etc., because she wasn't a Royal, no?
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I think this makes sense, because otherwise it would look a tad unsensible after such a short time.

I didn't know she was a Swedish Aristo herself. If Carl had married her first, he would have still lost the title etc., because she wasn't a Royal, no?
Yes she was a Countess in her own right too (Countess Wachtmeister af Johannishaus). Yes Carl Johan would have lost his titles anyway as it was written in the constitution by then that the Royal Princes could not marry "below their status".
But maybe the relationship to his father and grandfather would have been easier as the royal family and Gunnila's family new each other very well.
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Thanks! Too bad that the rules were rigid. I mean Margaret had so many sons and none of them became King or stayed royal. But then again we wouldn't have Victoria and Estelle.
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A person asks at Bukowskis Facebook, when countess Gunnila's diadem is made? Sophia Åkerlund, jewelry specialist at Bukowskis answers:
- Thank you for your question. It is difficult to determine the exact age, but probably the diadem was made between 1910-1930. It has possibly also been revised.
https://www.facebook.com/BukowskisAu...type=3&theater

Close up of the diadem at Bukowskis Instagram
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Old 11-18-2016, 11:03 AM
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Sophia Åkerlund, jewelry specialist at Bukowskis, told to Expressen that the reserve price of countess Gunnila's diadem will be 60 000 - 80 000 SEK. Diadem is not always very easy to sell, but they are seeing an increase in interest.
Gunnila Bernadottes diadem säljs på auktion _ Kungligt _ Expressen
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Countess Gunnila's tiara/brooch now at the online catalogue of Bukowskis
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Most likely Märta (Hörke) Wachtmeister af Johannishus, born de Geer af Leufsta (1896-1976) then passed on to her daughter Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg, born Wachtmeister af Johannishus (1923 -2016.)
According to information, Märta and her sister Marianne, (married to Carl Bernadotte and re-married to Marcus Wallenberg) both received a tiara at their weddings.
Gunnila Bernadotte married Count Carl-Johan Bernadotte (1916 -2012), the youngest son of King Gustaf VI Adolf.
Countess Bernadotte frequently wore this tiara to royal events, including the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and the wedding of Princess Madeleine .
A tiara_brooch set with old cut diamonds and possibly cultured pearls, with noble provenance. - Bukowskis
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Um is tha a horrid translation or was the writer confused

It implies Marianne Bernadotte is Gunilla's aunt it says Gunilla inherited the tiara from her mother Marta. This makes sense as we were told it is a piece from her family. But then goes on to say Marta and her sister Marianne recurred tiaras on their marriage. Gunilla and Marianne are sister I laws, not sisters, not Marta and Marianne. And then there is the whole, second paragraph implies Gunilla got her tiara from the royals and not her mother.
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Um is tha a horrid translation or was the writer confused

It implies Marianne Bernadotte is Gunilla's aunt it says Gunilla inherited the tiara from her mother Marta. This makes sense as we were told it is a piece from her family. But then goes on to say Marta and her sister Marianne recurred tiaras on their marriage. Gunilla and Marianne are sister I laws, not sisters, not Marta and Marianne. And then there is the whole, second paragraph implies Gunilla got her tiara from the royals and not her mother.
Marta and Marianne are sisters. I think you're thinking of a different Marianne Bernadotte, married to Sigvard Bernadotte, and was born in 1924. Marianne de Geer was born in 1893 and is the elder sister of Marta de Geer, born in 1896, who is Gunilla's mother.
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Um is tha a horrid translation or was the writer confused

It implies Marianne Bernadotte is Gunilla's aunt it says Gunilla inherited the tiara from her mother Marta. This makes sense as we were told it is a piece from her family. But then goes on to say Marta and her sister Marianne recurred tiaras on their marriage. Gunilla and Marianne are sister I laws, not sisters, not Marta and Marianne. And then there is the whole, second paragraph implies Gunilla got her tiara from the royals and not her mother.
It is Gunnila Bernadotte, not Gunilla. Gunilla is more used in Sweden but our countess was Gunnila.

And there is nothing wrong with the text.
It tells about Marianne de Geer af Leufsta (sister of Gunnila's mother Märta), who was married with Carl Bernadotte af Wisborg in 1915-1935, and is the mother of for instance Dagmar von Arbin, whom we see attending at all royal family's events.
After divorcing from Carl Bernadotte, Marianne remarried with businessman Marcus Wallenberg in 1936.
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