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Jose 12-22-2007 01:27 PM

Princess Sibylla was good mother and grandmother to Princess Margarethas children and Princess Desirees children,Princess Birgittas children. Princess Sibylla was much near good friends with Ingrid Björneberg"Nenne". Ingrid was "grandmother" to king Carl Gustaf and Princess sisters Bernadotte. Princess Sibylla was near with his father-in-law Gustaf Adolf. Near Queen Louise death 1965 and King Gustaf Adolf was big sorry his wifes death. Princess Sibylla was support too father-in-law King Gustaf Adolf on Queen Louises funeral 1965 and many years! Princess Sibylla was often alone near his husband death 1947. Princess Sibylla often visit event and dress! Princess Sibylla was good daughter-in-law too King Gustaf Adolf. Princess Sibylla death 1972 after Ingrid Björneberg take over see more royal family Bernadotte. Ingrid Björneberg have often live his royal family Bernadotte from 1940-1990. Ingrid was "grandmother" more King Carl Gustaf with Queen Silvia,children. Princess Birgitta with family,Princess Desiree with family.Princess Christina with family,Princess Margaretha with family. Princess Sibylla was much grateful to left Ingrid Björneberg at royal family of Bernadotte. Ingrid Björneberg was born 1913-1994. She was death at royal palace Sweden.

Josefine 06-03-2008 04:07 PM

there has been a bokk written about her
has anyone seen it?
what did you think

grandlordbenji16 08-22-2009 03:29 AM

Oh my god when you look at her pictures with then prince carl gustav she look more like his grandmother she was only 43 and she had all the grey hair and people should look more into her life cause i dont think she was that cold to her children like so many royal women she just could not relate to her children. also the fact that her father was a nazi leaders and she bear four girls before she had a son { another version of alexandra feodorovna } but unlike the tsarina her father was blessed not to have inherit the dreadful disease which could have pass on to her children i wonder how she would react if she had live to see her son marry a commoner since it was with reluctant she accept her sons-in-laws but werent the king 26 and i believe when she died they should arrange a marriage for him with a princess i always like her even tough she wasnot popular

Soli Deo Gloria 09-04-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Hanna Regina (Post 705523)
The Princesses have eight names together, so it shouldn't have been very difficult to squeeze in Sibylla there, even though the King's niece is named Sybilla.
He didn't choose Gustaf as one of his son's names either, and that was the name of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather as well as being his own name. Princess Christina's son is named Gustaf, and the King and Queen chose the more personal Edmund, which was the family's name for the King's father, but still.
Perhaps these names will show up in the next generation.:rolleyes:

On the other hand, Sibyllas names was "Sibylla Calma Alice Wettin" and Victoria is named "Victoria Ingrid Alice Desirée" - so as you can see, they have "Alice" in common :smile: And Queen Silvias mother was called Alice... so I think its a v nice thing to give "Alice" to their first daughter :wub:

Fredrika-rouva 08-10-2013 04:39 AM

Did Sibylla and Gustav Adolf speak German or English together? According to Wikipedia, Sibylla had difficulties in learning Swedish. The following quote suggests that she wasn’t eager to discuss in English, either. But after all, her father was a British prince by birth.

In the book “Avoid boring people: Lessons from a Life in Science” Nobel Prize Winner James Watson tells about a dinner related to Nobel festivities in 1962: ”This time I was between the wife of the Swedish prime minister and Sibylla, the wife of the Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, who had died in a 1947 airplane crash when his daughters, the princesses, were still young girls. I found it easier to converse with the prime minister's wife than with Sibylla, whose native language was German. Sibylla ate practically nothing, perhaps imagining her still comely figure metamorphosing into the stereotypical one for royal consorts of the past century.”

An Ard Ri 08-10-2013 05:29 AM

Its such a pity that Sibylla did not live long enough to see her son become King.

Furienna 08-10-2013 05:35 AM

As I've understood it, Sibylla wasn't that popular. Germans were considered suspicious after WWII, and Sibylla also was considered very aloof, probably because she didn't speak Swedish that well. It was only after Queen Louise passed away in 1965, that she had a few years of a somewhat increased popularity. But she didn't live to see her son become king.

An Ard Ri 08-10-2013 05:38 AM

I wonder if we'll ever see a future Princess Sibylla in the future,or maybe the name will not be used again.

Furienna 08-10-2013 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1587239)
Its such a pity that Sibylla did not live long enough to see her son become King.

Indeed, but it would also have been funny to have a mother of a monarch, who "only" was a princess (and yeah, duchess of Västerbotten). But then again, Netherlands now has gotten their third ex-queen being styled princess.

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1587242)
I wonder if we'll ever see a future Princess Sibylla in the future,or maybe the name will not be used again.

I guess we'll have to wait and see.

An Ard Ri 08-10-2013 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Furienna (Post 1587243)
Indeed, but it would also have been funny to have a mother of a monarch, who "only" was a princess (and yeah, duchess of Västerbotten). But then again, Netherlands now has gotten their third ex-queen being styled princess.

The mother of King Juan Carlos of Spain was also only a Princess/Countess,so Sibylla if she had lived longer,wouldn't be alone :flowers:

LadyFinn 11-14-2013 02:05 PM

Two beautiful photos of princess Sibylla
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A lovely photo of princess Sibylla, signed by her mourning son.
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Great photos of princess Sibylla in a scout uniform.
Lindebilder, Bilder över Lindesberg
https://www.lindebilder.se/details.p...ga8rgffskjici6

Princess Sibylla on magazine covers
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An Ard Ri 04-24-2014 02:50 PM

Christening of Princess Désirée in 1938

Royal Christening (1938) - YouTube

An Ard Ri 04-24-2014 02:56 PM

TRH Prince Prince Gustaf Adolf , Duke of Västerbotten & Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten return home from honeymoon in 1932.



Home From The Honeymoon (1932) - YouTube

Meraude 05-11-2014 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1587242)
I wonder if we'll ever see a future Princess Sibylla in the future,or maybe the name will not be used again.

I doubt that a princess will be named Sibylla, at least not as a first name, because what most people in Sweden would associate the name Sibylla to will be fast food: Sibylla (fast food) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The chain was named after princess Sibylla in the 1930:ies.

Furienna 05-11-2014 07:44 PM

Ah! It does make sense that the fast food chain was named after the princess. I just never knew that it was the case, even though I kind of suspected it. But I doubt that this association is enough to keep royals from giving their daughter that name.

Meraude 06-03-2014 02:42 PM

A biography about princess Sibylla was published in 2007, it was written by Roger Lundgren: Sibylla : en biografi - Roger Lundgren - bok(9789100111120) - fraktfritt | Adlibris Bokhandel

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Princess Sibylla on magazine covers
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Beautiful photo of princess Sibylla in 1957
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Princess Sibylla, as a model for a sculpture of Späth Begás.
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Furienna 01-09-2015 12:43 PM

I remember an article in some magazine, that described how Princess Madeleine was so much alike her grandmother Sibylla. And yeah, I think I can see a resemblance.

JR76 07-28-2015 05:36 AM


I've known for a long time that Sibylla had a much more up-to-date outlook on the monarchy than her father-in-law the King but I'm actually quite pleased that she, as I discovered a few weeks ago, supported equal rights of succession for men and women and also as seen in the headline of the last magazine would prefer her son to marry a Swede (which basically means a commoner)


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vkrish 07-28-2015 03:29 PM

given how misogynistic the king is, i dont think his mother had much influence on him...
and as for marrying a commoner, he hardly had a choice. Only option was anne, and people were wise enough not to push it, as it would be a marriage in hell, a 1000 times worse than c&d..


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