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Meraude 02-24-2012 09:59 AM

Countess Estelle Bernadotte (1904-1984)
I don't know if the newest little princess of Sweden have got her name from the countess Estelle or not, but here are some info and links about her.

Estelle Romaine Manville, born in Pleasantville, New York in 1904 married count Folke Bernadotte in 1928. They had four sons, two of them died young. Folke Bernadotte was killed in 1948.

Royal Musings: Estelle Manville marries Folke Bernadotte

Countess Estelle Manville Bernadotte | Liberty Lady

The Esoteric Curiosa

Frelinghighness 02-24-2012 10:22 AM

Thank you for that wonderful information. What a wedding they had!!
How was he killed?

Meraude 02-24-2012 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by Frelinghighness (Post 1375458)
How was he killed?

Folke Bernadotte was assassinated in Jerusalem by the Jewish Zinonist group the Stern Gang in 1948 when working as a U.N. mediator.

Thena 02-24-2012 04:10 PM

Thanks for the information! Many years ago in an undergraduate international law class, we briefly covered a court case resulting from the death of a Count Bernadotte while he was engaged in UN business.

Noble Consort Ming 02-24-2012 10:56 PM

That's the first time I've seen a picture of her. I wonder what happened to the coronet she wore at her wedding. Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask.

LadyFinn 01-31-2013 03:30 PM

Estelle Bernadotte at the cover of Vecko Journalen

Estelle on her wedding day

LadyFinn 02-17-2013 03:53 PM

Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform

Biri 02-17-2013 04:06 PM

She was a beautiful woman!

Meraude 02-17-2013 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1518189)
Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform

Estelle Bernadotte was the leader/chair for the Swedish Girl Scout organization from 1949 to 1957.

LadyFinn 03-03-2013 10:40 AM

Countess Estelle and count Folke in Rhodes, July 1948.
With their two sons in Rhodes, July 1948

csw 03-03-2013 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1518189)
Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform

I can see a strong resemblance to CP Victoria in this photo

Mariel 03-03-2013 01:04 PM

I am glad to get these pictures. I have wondered about Estelle Bernadotte, as she is sometimes referred to as obscure or unimportant when discussing the new Princess Estelle's name. I have thought that Crown Princess Victoria must have thought she was NOT unimportant, in order to give the baby Estelle's name. But her father's firm made asbestos roofing... that is not so good. Asbestos has been a big problem for many of us, as when it burned in a fire I was in in 2000. I expect asbestos is not made any more, but I am not sure.

NGalitzine 03-03-2013 01:52 PM

Just curious, but what has her fathers business got to do with either the Countess or the fact that Victoria named ger daughter Estelle?

Mariel 03-03-2013 05:42 PM

Doesn't have a lot to do with it, NGalitzine, except it shows from whence she came, the type of rich people in America who contributed partners to European nobles at that time. Perhaps similar to situation portrayed in Downton Abbey, the rich Americans who married European nobility. Shows her background, and why she and Count Folke were welcome at the White House soon after her wedding. Doesn't have anything to do with the apparent good works she did in Sweden after her marriage, or her apparent happy marriage to Count Folke (look at their reunion on Rhodes, very happy to see one another, tragic that he was only months away from assasination.) We always discuss background, I think, that's what makes people interesting instead of just place-holders. Sticking to the narrow subject makes her one-dimensional. She apparently was very three-dimensional, not just an obscure person as some have said on TRF. Who cares about mere "lists" of he-married-her, she-married-him, etc.? We like to know more, that's why we love Downton Abbey.

LadyFinn 04-18-2014 12:14 PM

Lovely photo of Estelle with her sons Gustaf Eduard and Folke Jr.

LadyFinn 04-01-2015 06:59 AM

From Aftonbladet Retro Photos
Estelle Bernadotte at an unknown airport in 1941.

LadyFinn 10-29-2015 02:12 AM

Estelle Bernadotte dancing with Vilhelm von Essen at the Amaranther Ball on 3rd April 1954.
Amaranterbalen på Grand Hotel i Stockholm. Grevin | Standardprislista - Historisk Bildbyrå

Estelle Bernadotte on her way to the dinner at queen Margrethe's visit on 16th January 1973.
Karl Sandels Collection | Standardprislista - Historisk Bildbyrå

Meraude 10-29-2015 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by Noble Consort Ming (Post 1375959)
That's the first time I've seen a picture of her. I wonder what happened to the coronet she wore at her wedding. Perhaps this is the wrong place to ask.

The wedding crown seems to still be in the family, both her daughters-in-law and a granddaughter-in-law have worn it at their weddings: Royal Jewels of the World Message Board: Re: fairy type tiara

The veil Estelle wore at her wedding was queen Sophia's: Bridal Veil of the Late Queen Sophia To Be Worn by Miss Estelle Manville - Article -

Their marriage seems to have been very happy, to greet each-others this way after many years of marriage:

LadyFinn 02-07-2016 01:19 AM

Countess Estelle Bernadotte at the reception of Finland's president J.K. Paasikivi on November 1949, Paasikivi on the left.

LadyFinn 07-31-2016 03:39 AM

The obituary of Estelle
Estelle Ekstrand of Sweden - A Leader of the Girl Scouts -

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