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Old 05-14-2015, 12:15 PM
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That is a very interesting documentary on Count Lennart and his family. I used to have no idea about the extent of his work on films, that he had actually won an Oscar, his photography, or that he had started out on the Mainau as a farmer, with 30 cows and 2 horses. He tells how the island had been open for visitors and after a while the visitors asked if there were postcards to buy. So they started selling postcards. Slowly the island as a tourist destination developed, first a cafe, later a real restaurant, and then they started to turn the island into a park.

Coutess Birgitta stated that she and Countess Sonja got along very well from the beginning.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:51 AM
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Interview of countess Sandra Bernadotte
Sandra Gräfin Bernadotte: «Mein Mann liebt Wurst-Käse-Salat»
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:58 AM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte inaugurated on 7th May the exhibition "Sophia - Drottning i Tiden" at the Sofiero Castle.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:03 PM
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A lovely short documentary of the spring of the Mainau Island. Bettina, Björn, Sandra and Diana Bernadotte are interviewed. During the Comital Island Party countess Diana always has a fashion show of her new hat collection and Bettina, Björn, Sandra, Diana's fiancé and Diana's daughter help Diana and act as models.
Die Mainau, Blumenschiff der Bernadottes ZDF Mediathek
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:27 AM
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Svensk Damtidning tells about count Björn Bernadotte's 40th birthday, which is tomorrow, 13th June. Björn's wife Sandra and sister Bettina have planned a program with lot of events to celebrate the birthday in the Mainau Island. The program includes walking at the garden, skeet shooting, boat trips, tours at the city and a ball at the Castle. The celebration continues until the last weekend of June and relatives from Bernadotte and Romanoff families are thought to attend.

Perhaps Björn's family celebrates his birthday on Sunday, because Bettina, her husband and son are invited to Carl Philip's wedding.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:50 AM
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Interesting that Bettina and her family seems to be the only from Count Lennarts family who are invited.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:57 AM
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Why only Bettina?
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:11 AM
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Why only Bettina?

I don't know. Björns birthday is today so maybe he has been invited but said no. As far as i understand it is Bettina and Björn who are closest to the Swedish royal family.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:17 AM
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According to Svensk Damtidning, Bettina's and Philipp's son Emil is Carl Philip's godson. Emil (born in July 2005) is also at the guest list. So that may be the reason why they are invited.
Both Bettina and Björn attended at Victoria's wedding. Neither of them attended at Madeleine's wedding, so they probably weren't invited.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:19 AM
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I don't believe because his birthday said no to go to the wedding.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:17 AM
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Count Björn has given a long interview to "Anzeiger", he is on the cover.
http://www.anzeiger.biz/graph/aktuel...samtes-pdf.pdf

Björn saves dinner speeches and ceremonies to his 70th birthday. On the 40th birthday on Saturday Björn wants a loose party. He has invited about 200 guests, relatives of the family Bernadotte and Romanow. "Milestone birthdays are traditionally something bigger, that was already with my parents like that." It is celebrated at home. What is beyond most of the space frame, is, if you own a castle. Count Björn is the host on the island of Mainau, lives with his wife Sandra an apartment in the baroque castle.¨
Together with his sister Bettina, he is responsible for the tourist attraction and for up to 300 employees in the Mainau Island. He refers to this team as "wonderful dual leadership". With his sister, he gets along well, even though the relationship has changed: "It is no longer a purely informal and between siblings, but also professional".
Björn has to share the island with thousands of visitors every day, it does not matter. He knows how he can create his privacy. It is quite possible to open on a Sunday morning in his pajamas the window, he says, laughing. "We must just choose the right window." For his wife, the constant presence of strangers was a bigger challenge. Even that they have employees around them, who take care of the palace. "She had to get used to it."
My wife Sandra is for me
a benchmark in my life. My greatest supporter, but also my biggest critic. Someone with whom I can always deal, and I know that she stands behind me unconditionally. A very important partner in my life.
If I had the Mainau a whole day to myself,
I would play golf. No, I can not say that (laughs). I would invite my family and make a really nice picnic.
So lebt es sich als Schlossherr auf der Insel Mainau Anzeiger
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After sibling feud: The countess gets the house
Countess Cecilia Bernadotte af Wisborg felt that she had been tricked into giving away her farm.
Now, the Court of Appeal gives her the right to get back the house - and Count Jan Bernadotte rages against the judgment.
- The lawyers have done wrong, he says to Expressen.

Cecilia inherited Karl-Johan farm on Hyltingeö from her mother Karin Bernadotte.
A few years ago the farm was written over on Gunilla Bernadotte, Jan Bernadotte's 7th wife, through a deed of gift. But according to Cecilia it was never her meaning to give away the farm, which led to a long legal dispute.
- Cecilia was used and did not understand in her disturbed state what she did, said her lawyer Helena Kalliomäki.
The Svea Court of Appeal decided that it was invalid to give away the house considering Cecilia Bernadotte's health. The Court of Appeal considers it is contrary to "good faith". Jan and Gunilla Bernadotte lose the right to housing and must pay Cecilia's costs. Cecilia has been away from the family farm for almost two years and had to stay in another apartment in the meantime.
- The Court of Appeal's ruling means a total failure of our counterparty to enrich my client. Cecilia was very happy about the decision and began to cry. The sun has come back into her life. She said: "Now I can go home," said lawyer Kalliomäki.
Count Jan is not as favorable to the judgment and accuses lawyers for having done wrong.
- They have misjudged Cecilia's health. My wife Gunilla is completely innocent of these accusations that she would have tricked Cecilia, he says.
Now, the parties have to the July 7th time to appeal to the Supreme Court. None of them intend to appeal at present.
Efter syskonfejden_ Grevinnan får huset _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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What ails Cecilia?
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:02 AM
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What ails Cecilia?
It hasn't been told at the press. Cecilia has just said that she has been feeling ill during the last years.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:42 AM
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Photo of countess Diana Bernadotte's hat fashion show at the Comital Island Party in May.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:59 AM
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The Mainau GmbH, Lennart Bernadotte Foundation and the Ministry for Environment, Climate and Energy of Baden-Württemberg organised the first " Mainauer sustainability dialogue - prospects for human and environment" day on Friday 19th June.
Insel Mainau_ 1. Mainauer Nachhaltigkeitsdialog – Perspektiven für Mensch und Umwelt

Countess Bettina Bernadotte stated: "On Mainau we strive for a balance between economy and ecology and social responsibility, while working closely with regional partners is important to us", especially in terms of energy supply, the island has in recent years consistently worked on sustainability and may thus an example for other companies as well as cities and towns.
"In the protection of the climate every individual can achieve something," said court Björn Bernadotte.
Aktuelle Meldung_ Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg
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The 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Interdisciplinary: Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry) was opened today. It takes place from 28th June to 3rd July. 65 Nobel Laureates and 650 young researchers will participate in the meeting.
Countess Bettina Bernadotte welcomed all to the meeting and president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck gave the welcome address.
Since October 2008, Countess Bettina Bernadotte is president of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and member of the Board of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Photos, Bettina welcomed people with her husband Philipp Haug.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19046501048/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19047926149/
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19237829761/
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19228164002/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/18616692433/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19241796911/
With president Joachim Gauck.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19047922219/
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Group photo with the Nobel Laureates
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19236398725/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/19048768880/

Nobelpreisträgertagung eröffnet_ Die klügsten Köpfe sind in Lindau _ Schwaben _ Nachrichten _ BR.de
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Short video from the opening of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


Countess Bettina
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Count Björn Bernadotte had one more 40th birthday party on Saturday. According to the press, one of the guests was princess Olga Romanoff.
Konstanz_ Mainau-Graf Björn Bernadotte schenkt Konstanz einen festen Slackline-Parcours am Hörnle _ SÜDKURIER Online
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Erst Hagelschauer, dann Seiltanz – 40. Geburtstag von Björn Graf Bernadotte _ Radio Seefunk RSF
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Photos from count Björn Bernadotte's 40th birthday party last Saturday
Count Björn and countess Sandra
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Countess Sandra and countess Catherina with husband Romuald Ruffing
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Countess Bettina with princess Olga Romanoff and her son
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