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On This Day: Swedish Royal Family

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1973

Today in Royal History is the 46th Enthronement Anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf on 15 September 1973, Crown Prince Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Jämtland became King of Sweden and took the regnal name Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. He is the youngest child and only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His father died when he was just 9 months old.



He took the required Konungaförsäkran or regal assurance during a meeting of the cabinet and afterwards, was enthroned in a simple ceremony at the throne room of the Royal Palace in Stockholm on 19 September 1973 with the crown jewels displayed on cushions to the right and left of the royal throne, but were never given to the king.
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On this day, September 24, 1513 ~ Birth of Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden. She was the first Queen Consort of King Gustav I.
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On this day, September 24, 1513 ~ Birth of Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden. She was the first Queen Consort of King Gustav I.
She was also sister of Queen Dorothea of Denmark and Norway, wife of King Kristian III. King Gustav was instrumental in securing the throne for his brother-in-law by helping him crush the rebellious peasants of Scania during the devastating civil war called the Count's feud.
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On this day, October 7, 1748 ~ Birth of King Charles XIII in Stockholm, Sweden

On this day, October 23, 1636 ~ Birth of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden. She was the wife of King Charles X of Sweden.
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On this day, October 29, 1950 ~ Demise of King Gustav V of Sweden at Drottingholm Palace
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On this day, October 29, 1950 ~ Demise of King Gustav V of Sweden at Drottingholm Palace
King Carl Gustaf's great-grandfather. .

My favorite multi-generation photo out there.

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Sadly of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Carl Gustaf's father would be in his life the shortest, dying before his first birthday. Carl Gustaf was four when Gustav V died and 27 when his grandfather died.

When Gustav V died he had (living) 2 sons, 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 13 great grand-children. One son and of course Carl Gustaf's father pre-deceased him.

His wife Victoria died in 1930.
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On this day, October 23, 1636 ~ Birth of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden. She was the wife of King Charles X of Sweden.
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-ima...130092622.html

Following the death of her husband Charles X in 1660 Hedwig Eleonora was appointed Queen Regent until her son,Charles XI reached his majority in 1672.
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Following the death of her husband Charles X in 1660 Hedwig Eleonora was appointed Queen Regent until her son,Charles XI reached his majority in 1672.
The formidable Hedvig Eleonora would, because the early deaths of her husband and son and the long foreign absence of her grandson, help rule the Swedish empire for a large part of her life and was for over 60 years the First lady of the realm.
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On this day, October 30, 1611 ~ Demise of King Carl IX of Sweden at Nykoping Castle

On this day, November 1, 1778 ~ Birth of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
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The formidable Hedvig Eleonora would, because the early deaths of her husband and son and the long foreign absence of her grandson, help rule the Swedish empire for a large part of her life and was for over 60 years the First lady of the realm.
Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp was a very dominant queen by all accounts!
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Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp was a very dominant queen by all accounts!
Hedvig Eleonora was the prime example of the formidable noble ladies who had to take over and run the family estates when their husbands were away in the almost constant wars that Sweden fought during the second half of the 17th century and the first 20 years of the 18th century. Other battleaxes include the Countesses Christina Piper and Margareta von Ascheberg who both successfully ran and even increased the family estates during the absence of their husbands. The latter even took over as a colonel and regimental chief after her husband died in 1700.
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Hedwig Eleonora was also muted in the 1660's as possible bride for King Charles II of England but I think the queen was enjoying power too much in Sweden
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Hedwig Eleonora was also muted in the 1660's as possible bride for King Charles II of England but I think the queen was enjoying power too much in Sweden
Although she fought for her right to be included in her son's regency council she was never a particularly actively member and seemed to be there more to protect the interests of her son than to further her own interests. I'm sure that she relished in her position as the most prominent adult in the Swedish empire but not wanting to abandon her infant son probably played a part in her turning the marriage offer down.
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On this day, November 3, 1923 ~ The wedding King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Lady Louise Mountbatten at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London, England

On this day, November 6, 1632 ~ Demise of King Gustavus II Adolphus at the Battle of Lutzen

On this day, November 8, 1622 ~ Birth of King Carl X Gustav of Sweden

On this day, November 8, 1777 ~ Birth of Desiree Clary, Queen Desideria of Sweden, the spouse of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden, in Marseilles, France
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On this day, November 8, 1777 ~ Birth of Desiree Clary, Queen Desideria of Sweden, the spouse of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden, in Marseilles, France
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Her sister,Julie Clary also became a queen when her husband,Joseph Bonaparte became King of Naples and Spain.

The Clary reputedly had Irish ancestry.
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Yes, there is some belief that their family left Ireland in the 1600's and moved to France for business. Which ancestor, and the actual story, doesn't seem that clear. The name has Irish origins.
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On this day, November 11, 1599 ~ Birth of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, the spouse of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

On this day, November 11, 1882 ~ Birth of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm
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November 11

1882


Today in Royal History is the 137th birthday of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden born Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Scania. He is the son of King Gustaf V of Sweden and Princess Viktoria of Baden. He was married twice. First to Princess Margaret of Connaught and had 5 children and next to Lady Louise Mountbatten previously Princess Louise of Batterberg; no issue.




He is the grandfather of the current monarch King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
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Uncle by marriage to Prince Philip. His second wife Louise was Princess Alice's younger sister.

Picture of Philip and his Aunt, with their spouses

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On this day, November 17, 1592 ~ Demise of King Johan III of Sweden


On this day, November 24, 1655 ~ Birth of King Carl XI of Sweden

On this day, November 30, 1718 ~ Demise of King Carl XII of Sweden
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He was killed in Norway. He was laying siege to the fortress of Fredriksten as part of the Great North war. He was killed while he was inspecting his trenches, hit in the head by a projectile. The siege, and basically the Great North war, ended with his death. His armies retreated following his death.

He was unmarried, and the throne passed to his sister Ulrika Eleonora.


And on the 150th anniversary of his demise, November 30 1868, his statue was innaugerated in the Kungsan in Stockholm.
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