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Old 02-24-2012, 09:59 AM
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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

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:22 AM
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Thank you for that wonderful information. What a wedding they had!!
How was he killed?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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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.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:10 PM
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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.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:56 PM
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:30 PM
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Estelle Bernadotte at the cover of Vecko Journalen
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Estelle on her wedding day
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Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:06 PM
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She was a beautiful woman!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:09 PM
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Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform
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Estelle Bernadotte was the leader/chair for the Swedish Girl Scout organization from 1949 to 1957.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:40 AM
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Countess Estelle and count Folke in Rhodes, July 1948.
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With their two sons in Rhodes, July 1948
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Estelle Bernadotte in a scout uniform
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I can see a strong resemblance to CP Victoria in this photo
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:04 PM
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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.
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Just curious, but what has her fathers business got to do with either the Countess or the fact that Victoria named ger daughter Estelle?
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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.
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Lovely photo of Estelle with her sons Gustaf Eduard and Folke Jr.
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From Aftonbladet Retro Photos
Estelle Bernadotte at an unknown airport in 1941.
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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.
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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 - NYTimes.com

Their marriage seems to have been very happy, to greet each-others this way after many years of marriage: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dHMUkWjxiW...e+and+wife.jpg
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Countess Estelle Bernadotte at the reception of Finland's president J.K. Paasikivi on November 1949, Paasikivi on the left.
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The obituary of Estelle
Estelle Ekstrand of Sweden - A Leader of the Girl Scouts - NYTimes.com

Svensk Damtidning has an article about countess Estelle Bernadotte.

Estelle had met Folke Bernadotte in Riviera in the summer 1928. They fall instantly in love, count Folke proposed only after 14 days. The wedding took place on 1st December 1928 in Pleasantville, Estelle's hometown. Estelle was 23 years old, and Folke almost ten years older. 250 guests were invite to the church, but at the wedding party there were 1500 guests. The couple lived first years in America, but moved to Sweden in 1931 and lived at the 20-room villa Dragongården in Djurgården. Nowadays at the house is the Embassy of China in Sweden. Folke resigned from the military two years after and started to work at the court, he became the Head of the Household of prince Gustaf Adolf, who had been his bestman at his wedding. Estelle and Sibylla became good friends and Estelle supported Sibylla when she started her new life in Sweden.
Estelle enjoyed the life in Sweden although she wasn't so taken with the cold winters. She visited USA some weeks every year, but Sweden was her home. Estelle gave birth to four boys. One of them died when he was only seven months old in 1934 and the other, Gustaf Edward, soon after his sixth birthday in 1936. Estelle was totally debilitated by grief and stayed at a rest home to recover. Estelle's sons Folke and Bertil Bernadotte are still alive.
The other big catastrophe in Estelle's life was when Folke Bernadotte was assassinated in Jerusalem. Estelle became a widow in the age of 44. Sibylla was also a widow now and they supported eachother.
Estelle took part at royal occasions and engaged herself in charity work at the Red Cross, Unicef and as the president of Swedish Girl Scout Association. Her scout name was Paki.
Estelle remarried in 1973 with Eric Ekstrand, a friend of Folke Bernadotte and a former master of the Household of princess Sibylla. He took also care of Sibylla's private fortune. The couple lived in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. At an interview before her death, Estelle told that if she could have had a job together with her honorary duties, she would have wanted to be an occupational therapist.
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Countess Estelle with swedish opera singer Nicolai Gedda
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Article about countess Estelle Bernadotte at Kungliga Magasinet
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Estelle and her second husband Carl-Eric Ekstrand arriving to crown prince's dinner at the Royal Palace on 21st March 1973.
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Countess Estelle Bernadotte with US ambassador Francis White and his wife Gudrun Friberg, 4th July 1958.
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I can see a strong resemblance to CP Victoria in this photo
If I'm correct, she is not a blood relative of Crown Princess Victoria.
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