Countess Marianne Bernadotte was invited to Örebro Castle, the residence of county governor Maria Larsson in the beginning of November. Various Bernadottes have visited the castle through the years since the 1800s, and now it was Marianne Bernadotte's turn.
Marianne Bernadotte is the widow of late Sigvard Bernadotte, our current king's uncle. Sigvard was a designer and artistically gifted, a trait that goes back to the family.
- Prince Eugen's paintings meant a lot to Sigvard, says Marianne.
Eugen Bernadotte was Sigvards grandfather's brother and inspired him in the world of art. Eugen was also the Duke of Närke.
Sigvard Bernadotte married in 1961 with the then 37-year-old Marianne Lindberg. Her cultural deed began in her teens as an actress on Fredrikdalstatern in her hometown of Helsingborg. Marianne joined the Royal Dramatic Theatre School 1945-48 and remained active at the Royal Dramatic Theatre until 1956. Over the years as an actress, she worked with famous names like Mimi Pollak, Ingmar Bergman, Alf Sjöberg and Göran Gentele.
She became also the head of department at NK in Stockholm and the international representative of the venerable Sotheby's auction house, which is mostly known for its art. And just art is close to Marianne's heart and she appreciated the great sightseeing day with Maria Larsson and Einar Lyth, the Chairman of Bernadottesamfundet (the Bernadotte Community). It is a nonpolitical association and takes as a starting point at the Riksdag in Örebro in 1810, when Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected as successor to the throne of Sweden. The community organizes meetings with different speakers, excursions and member meetings.
Inviting guests related to the Bernadotte family to Örebro is a key ingredient in the community's activities.
In the evening the governor greeted Marianne Bernadotte welcome, plus all the others invited to the festive evening.
Einar Lyth mentions that the evening will also offer knowledge speeches by community representatives. You are never too old for knowledge and he also reminds that evening's guest of honor, Marianne Bernadotte Countess of Wisborg, at the age of 59 took a degree in the Humanities and Art History.
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