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Josefine 11-23-2002 07:11 AM

Emil can you the history Why the sisters' of King Carl Gustaf was named this?
What I remember they lived at the "castle" Haga.

Emil 11-24-2002 05:22 AM

They lived at the Haga Palace outside Stockholm city and there life was pictured as an idyll. You can read more about the Hagasessorna" here:

Mary Anne 11-26-2002 09:58 AM

What happened to Brigetta? There just stopped being pictures of her in your group there? Did she marry the Shea(sorry spelled wrong I think)?

Emil 11-26-2002 03:34 PM

In 1961 HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden married; HSH Johann-Georg Carol Leopold Eitel-Friedrich Meinrad Maria Hubertus Michael Prince von Hohenzollern ("Hansi").

Kelly B 11-27-2002 01:26 AM

I always wondered where Madeline got her coloring and her eyes...since I don't see it in either her father or her mother. Margaretha and Madeline have the same big blue eyes.

Mary Anne 11-27-2002 03:19 AM

So what happened to the Sha? And who is Hansi?

Emil 11-27-2002 10:39 AM

Hansi is Princess Birgittas husand since 1961 and the late Shah of Iran married the iranian women Farah Diba.

Josefine 12-30-2002 02:54 PM

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Is there any good webbite about the princesses?

Is there someone who has more pictures of the Haga Castle?

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Princesses Playing in the Snow
Original caption: A Royal Romp in the Snow. Stockholm, Sweden: The little daughters of Sweden's Princess Sibylla, recently played hostess to their Danish cousins, the daughter of Queen Ingrid and King Frederik, at Sweden's Haga Castle. Shown, enjoying a romp in the snow, are (left to right) Princess Desiree , of Sweden; Ann-Marie and Benedikte of Denmark, and Margaretha, of Sweden

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Swedish Princesses at Play
Original caption: Little Swedish Princesses on a See-Saw. Stockholm, Sweden: The Princesses Desiree, Birgitta, and Margaretha, daughters of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Sweden, enjoying the see-saw at the inauguration of the "King's Own Cottage" at Skansen, Stockholm

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Children Sitting on Sleds
Original caption: Princesses in Snow. Stockholm, Sweden. The little princesses at Haga Castle, daughters of Princess Sibylla, today met their little cousins of Denmark, daughters of Queen Ingrid and King Frederik, and had a splendid day in the snow of Haga. Left to right, the Princesses Margaretha, Desiree, Benedikte, Kristina and Anne-Marie. January 13, 1950.

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Emil 03-02-2003 06:18 AM

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Haga Palace.

Haga Palace.

Haga Palace.

Josefine 03-02-2003 06:41 AM

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Great pictures Emil

Haga Slott is the work of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. His good friend Gustaf Persson Natt och Dag (portrait) was master of the medieval castle Haga, and was convinced by Tessin to build a contemporary grand manor in its place. Construction was completed in 1670.

Before the new manor house was built, the castle was home to, among others, the man who would be King of Sweden three separate times during the fifteenth century, Karl VIII Knutsson.


Prinsessan Birgitta, prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Desirée

Prinsessan Birgitta, prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Desirée

Prinsessan Birgitta, prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Desirée

prinsessan Margaretha och prinsessan Birgitta

Prinsessan Birgitta, prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Desirée

Prinsessan Sibylla med sina barn, prinsessan Desirée, prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Birgitta och prinsessan Christina 1944

Prinsessan Desirée, prinsessan Birgitta och prinsessan Margaretha, kungens 50-årsfest 1996

Prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Birgitta, prinsessan Desirée, prinsessan Christina, prins Johann Georg von Hohenzollern (Hansi), Tord Magnuson, Niclas Silfverschiöld, kungens 50-årsfest 1996

Josefine 09-10-2003 07:27 PM

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Prinsessan Margaretha, prinsessan Birgitta och prinsessan Desirée (montage)

Barnens dag i Stockholm 1938 Prinsessan Birgitta och prinsessan Margaretha

Prinsessan Desirée, prinsessan Margaretha och prinsessan Birgitta med sina dockor, julen 1942

Josefine 12-21-2003 05:08 PM

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The Haga Princesses

bumping up this thread for new members

What I understand its only Princess Christina that takes on royal duties today. I would like to know if all of the princess did some royal duties when they were younger

Yennie 12-22-2003 07:02 AM

They did some royal duties when they were younger yes, but since they got married they stoped and became full time "wifes"

Princess Christina works for the Red Cross btw...

sommone 06-25-2004 02:20 AM

I was just curious about King Gustav's sisters. Where do they live, and how many children do they each have? I assuming that they are all married.

GrandDuchess 09-22-2004 04:48 PM

The Haga Princesses' Weddings
Princess Birgitta’s wedding
Bride: Birgitta Ingeborg Alice, 24 years old
Bridegroom: Johann Georg Carl Leopold Eitel-Friedrich Meinrad Maria Hubertus Michael, 28 years, old Prince of Hohenzollern
How they met: Birgitta was visiting friends and family in Germany when she met Hansi at a cocktail party. The engagement was announced on 15 December, 1960, she wore a whit Chanel thing
Wedding date: Civil on 25 May, 1961 and churchly catholic on 30 May, 1961
Place of wedding: The civil one at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and the churchly one in the Sankt Johann church at the bridegroom’s family palace Sigmaringen
The night before the weddings: The night before the civil one The King hosted a supper and dance in the Bernadotte Apartment’s Pillar Hall. Before the churchly one, a grand ball at the bridegrooms family palace
The wedding dress: Ivory white silk duchesse made by Märthaskolan (same dress at both ceremonies) and a tulle veil. Empress Josephine’s Cameo Tiara at the civil one, and the diamond Hohenzollern crown at the churchly one
Mishap: Panic broke loose when they realised her slip/petticoat had been forgotten left behind in Stockholm. They had to message it to Frankfurt, and it arrived just in time.
The wedding luncheon: On the one at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the menu consisted of cold tortoise soup, baked sole, fattened hen and pineapple ice cream
Honeymoon: The French Riviera and Prince Bertil’s villa in Sainte Maxime

Princess Désirée’s wedding
Bride: Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla, 26 years old
Bridegroom: Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld, 30 years old
How they met: They socialised in the same circles
Wedding date: 5 June, 1964
Church: Storkyrkan in Stockholm
The night before the wedding: A ball at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Désirée was dressed in a white organza
The wedding dress: Ivory white silk duchesse made by Märthaskolan (same dress as Princess Birgitta, but re-made), Queen Sophia’s veil and Empress Josephine’s Cameo Tiara
The bridal bouquet: Orchids and lilies of the valley from the bridegroom’s family castle
Transportation from the church: Short cortège in open car
The wedding luncheon: Held at Vita Havet (the White Sea) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The menu consisted of sole, minced hen and champagne jelly
Number of guests at the luncheon: 240
Honeymoon: Plane to Nice, some time in Malaga in Spain, and then most of it at Prince Bertil’s villa in Sainte Maxime

Princess Margaretha’s wedding
Bride: Margaretha Désirée Victoria, 29 years old
Bridegroom: John Kenneth Ambler, 40 years old, director
How they met: At a dinner in London in October 1963. The engagement was announced on 28 February, 1964
Wedding date: 30 June, 1964
Church: Gärdslösa church on Öland
Type of wedding: Morning, of the family-close kind. Margaretha chose (contrary to her sisters) not to have a ball. Instead, Queen Ingrid of Denmark hosted a supper at the royal yacht “Dannebrog” that was anchored in Borgholm. The bride-to-be wore a short green organza dress and a white mink stole
The wedding dress: White faille, veil of Brussels lace and the bridal crown of the church
The bridal bouquet: Cornflower, ox-eye daisy and poppy
Bridesmaids: Sisters Louise and Suzanne von der Esch
Number of guests: 146
Transportation from the church: An open Pontiac
After the wedding ceremony: Reception at Solliden, a buffet in the English park
Honeymoon: Took off in a helicopter. Sardinia, where they were guests of Aga Khan

Princess Christina’s wedding
Bride: Christina Louise Helena, 30 years old
Bridegroom: Tord Gösta Magnusson, 33 years old, son of a prominent managing director and brought up on a mansion
How they met: At a luncheon at Skansen in 1961. Princess Christina revealed that she was the one who proposed in a TV documentary in 1999
Wedding date: 15 June, 1974
Chuch: Storkyrkan in Stockholm
The wedding dress: Whole silk crêpe, Queen Sophia’s veil and the Connaught Diamond Tiara
The bridal bouquet: Pink roses and double freesia
Priest: Archbishop Olof Sundby
Transportation from the church: With a steamboat to the dinner
Wedding dinner: At the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The menu consisted of hazel-hen/hazel-grouse, sole and champagne gravy
Number of guests to the dinner: 251
Honeymoon: By private jet (lent by recently diseased Norwegian billionaire Arne Naess) to Miami, Florida

Lena 09-22-2004 05:02 PM

Thank you for this GrandDuchess, that´s great!
What a pity that 2 of this marriages are only existing "officially" today. When you look at the facts on their weddings it looked so perfect and promising.

I wonder if prince Carl Philip and princess Madeleine will have a similar role at the Royal court as princess Christina...or if they will disappear from the limelight like the other 3 sisters.

Josefine 01-04-2005 02:39 PM

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here with their mom and brother

have you seen this before

Lyle 01-06-2005 09:46 PM

Wow! They look so regal! Imagine seeing Madeleine or Victoria in one of those dresses...that would be awesome!

Josefine 06-19-2005 06:52 AM

i would love to see the royal ladies in court dresses again

Idriel 08-19-2005 01:28 PM

Glamourous Swedish Princess
I'm looking for the name and pictures of a Swedish princess who was quite famous in the sixties.
She was blonde and very beautiful. I think she was called the BB of the North.
I've seen a photo of her in an article about Madde years ago where they were comparing the two princesses' love life.
Could someone help me find the name of this princess?

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