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Old 08-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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Countess Gunnila Bernadotte, 91, has given an interview to Svensk Damtidning's last week's issue. Gunnila has moved from Villa Kungsberga, where she lived with her late husband count Carl Johan, to a new home in central Båstad. She says that living in Villa Kungsberga wasn't an alternative anymore since she doesn't drive a car. It would have been troublesome and lonesome. Now her friends can visit her and she them, and all is near: bank, shops, hairdresser.
Gunnila tells about life together with Carl Johan: they didn't like to be away from eachother. Carl Johan loved to be at home. They didn't have a boring moment, Carl Johan was so funny, spiritual and inquisitive, he loved a good conversation and was a great listener. He was involved in many things, like Chamber music in Båstad, tennis and many festivals, he read a lot, watched TV and knew always what was happening in the world. Everything was so easy for them, they didn't have any difficulties to adapt to each other although they met when they were quite old. Carl Johan was the most fascinating person she knew. They were old friends and had socialized as families during the years. Then their spouses died. Carl Johan used to come to the silver shop Gunnila worked and have a little chat. Gunnila remembers a lunch where she was invited. Carl Johan had called to the hostess and asked if Gunnila had promised to attend, and when he heard that she would come, Carl Johan accepted the invitation too. They were married on 29th September 1988 in Swedish Church in Copenhagen. After the wedding queen Ingrid hosted a family dinner in Fredensborg.
Gunnila tells that they travelled a lot together, especially to USA, where Gunnila's daughter Madeleine and granddaughter Anna live. Gunnila's other granddaughter Hedda lives in Luxembourg. Gunnila has also son Fred. Carl Johan's children Monica and Christian are also having a close contact to Gunnila. Carl Johan was called Johnnie or uncle Putte. Gunnila was asked if it was different to fall in love when being old, she was 65 years old when she married Carl Johan. Gunnila shakes her head and says: Love is always the same. Gunnila is happy that she has been able to attend the christenings of Estelle and Leonore and other royal events, she is over 90 years old!
Thanks for the translation. I am happy that Carl Johann still could see Princess Victoria marrying. His second marriage to Gunilla, daughter of Count and Countess Wachtmeister af Johannishus née Baroness De Geer, would have been a "great match" these days.

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Old 08-21-2014, 11:07 AM
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte with chancellor Angela Merkel, who signed the Golden Book of Lindau.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/14801539117/
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Countess Bettina at the city museum visiting the Nobel Exhibition and the actual Matisse exhibition.
On 19th August
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nobell...g/14801201857/
With hereditary prince Alois
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:41 PM
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Video of countess Bettina Bernadotte's opening speech of the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. It starts at 09.00
Video - Opening Ceremony (2014) : Opening Ceremony of the 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:00 PM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte on Thursday at "Mulberry 30 years in Sweden" -celebration. At the first photo with the famous event organizer Micael Bindefeld.
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:37 AM
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The royal expert of Kungliga Magasinet, Roger Lundgren, has met countess Bettina, countess Diana, count Björn and countess Sandra Bernadotte in Mainau.
With Bettina
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Diana
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Björn and Sandra
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Old 09-16-2014, 03:49 AM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte at an article in Kungliga Magasinet, photo by Richard von Hofsten.
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:42 AM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte attended on Thursday at the 70th birthday party of opera singer Siv Wennberg, a court singer since 1994.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:43 AM
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Video, the interview of count Björn and countess Sandra Bernadotte on 11th August.
▶ SWR Mediathek - Gäste Björn und Sandra Bernadotte
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German Gala has interviewed countess Sandra Bernadotte. She tells that while queen Silvia was in Mainau in August, "Queen Silvia told me how happy she is that I'm as well grown into my role as the Countess," she said smiling.
Sandra can now call Crown Princess Victoria as second cousin. They liked each other right away, Victoria came to the big wedding celebration in Mainau. "Victoria is totally deeply relaxed, warm, cheerful and down to earth," says Countess Sandra. "A really dear relative!"
Sandra Bernadotte Plötzlich in der Königsklasse GALA.DE
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte was at court jeweller W.A Bolin's next auction's preview some days ago.
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte introduces (in english) on a video the Bernadotte Foundation for Children's Eyecare by Princess Marianne Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg.

The Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion and funding of advanced research and clinical study of eye diseases and defects in visual development found in children. Established in New York in 1993, the Foundation has generated an endowment of nearly $1,000,000.



The website of the Foundation
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:49 AM
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte attended at the preview of Stockholm Auktionsverket's auction "Fashion" on Wednesday.
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Is the Countess close to the RF ??
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Is the Countess close to the RF ??
Yes, she is always invited to the family celebrations, and big events like Victoria's and Madeleine's weddings and and Estelle's and Leonore's christenings. The members of the royal family attend at the Bernadotte Art Awards and from the photos one can see that she is close to the family. Countess Marianne speaks always so nicely about the royal family at her interviews.
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Thanks LadyFinn. She is one of the very last King's Aunt.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:44 PM
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haug attended at Audi Night 2015 on January 23, in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
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Countess Diana Bernadotte, 32, and Stefan Dedek, 25, got engaged on February 9th, announced the press department of Mainau to Svensk Damtidning.
The couple met in summer 2011, when they bowled together, a hobby that they have in common. Stefan Dedek has workded since the summer 2010 as a chef on the island of Mainau.
The wedding will take place in January 2017.
Diana, the youngest child of Count Lennart Bernadotte and Countess Sonja, has two children, born in 2004 and 2010. She was previously married with Bernd Grawe, they divorced in 2007. Diana is a trained milliner and has her own hat studio at the Mainau Castle.
Diana Bernadotte på Mainau har förlovat sig! Svensk Damtidning
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Countess Sandra Bernadotte is interviewed at swiss magazine Saisonküche. It is a monthly magazine about food, cooking, and food culture. She tells that her husband count Björn likes fish sticks. Sandra tells that they have some swedish traditions. And she tells that Björn's mother Sonja Bernadotte introduced her to my duties and explained the rules. About when and what wardrobe is correct, how to behave as a dinner partner and who and when says skål (prost in Swedish). Sandra also did in 2009 a three month internship at the Royal Court in Stockholm. In the morning she learned swedish at school. In the afternoon she worked among others in the castle boutique, in the castle household and the event organizing department.
Sandra Gräfin Bernadotte - Saisonküche
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Countess Diana Bernadotte met on 12th March group "Fit in 99 Tagen", who have been training and are running the Rome Marathon on 22nd March. They met Diana and trained in Mainau.
Training unter Palmen,*News Wochenblatt Online » Wochenzeitung zwischen Alb & Bodensee
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I wonder why they fixed a date for their wedding for so late?
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