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Countess Diana Bernadotte (Mainau) will bei seen in 10 minutes on German TV Chanel SWR in the "Nachtcafe" Talkshow.
This show will be repeated tomorrow morning.
Countess Diana Bernadotte (Mainau) will bei seen in 10 minutes on German TV Chanel SWR in the "Nachtcafe" Talkshow.
This show will be repeated tomorrow morning.

Video from the Show, Diana had her husband Stefan Dedek with her and they were interviewed
Sendung am 3. März_ Wo die Liebe hinfällt _ Startseite _ NACHTCAFé _

Photos Dedek und Diana Gräfin Bernadotte (v.jpg Bernadotte und Michael Steinbrecher (v.jpg, Indrid Barufka und Annette Jaiteh (v.jpg
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte was on Wednesday as a guest at TV4's "Malou efter tio". Marianne tells about her childhood, her life with Sigvard Bernadotte, her clothes, her work as an actress at the Royal Dramatic Theatre for 11 years. She speaks about the famous designers she has met. She tells about her work with dyslexia and how she is involved with permobil. And a Marianne Bernadotte Centrum at Karolinska Institutet is being built further. Marianne tells that she is feeling rather well and drives still her car. She goes to theatre and parties.
Stilikonen Marianne Bernadotte om sin livsresa - Malou Efter tio -

Tomorrow is published a book "Stilikon & Filantrop - Marianne Bernadotte"
(Style Icon & Philanthropist - Marianne Bernadotte)
The book covers Marianne Bernadotte's long standing efforts in the field of science and arts as well as her impeccable style sense through her bold haute couture collection, captured in beautiful photos by Yanan Li.

Photos of Marianne's wardrobe at the exhibition "CHANEL, BALMAIN, DIOR Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon"
STYLE: Marianne Bernadotte - a style icon - The exhibition

Marianne Bernadotte at the meeting with the press on Thursday morning about the exhibition "CHANEL, BALMAIN, DIOR Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon"

Marianne during the years, she is a charismatic woman.
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Countess Marianne Bernadotte told on Thursday morning at the press meeting about her favorite designer Balmain.
- It was my husband who had met Balmain in Copenhagen. So when my father-in-law, the old king, turned 80, then I had to have a beautiful evening gown. So then Sigvard took me to Paris. And then I got to see everything beautiful, says Marianne Bernadotte among her outfits at Millesgården.
It was 1962, and Marianne Bernadotte had become fond of a orange dress, but Sigvard Bernadotte thought it was better with something more discreet to King Gustaf VI Adolf's celebration, so it became a cream-colored silk dress with a white mink stole.
- But Balmain sent the orange one too. Marianne had the same measurements as the models, says Stig Dahlin, who with his brother Bo Dahlin have picked out what clothes to be displayed at the exhibition.
- You want to have width. We have 56 dolls and would happily have had more, says Stig Dahlin.
Among the clothes are dresses worn at the Nobel banquet, royal christenings and weddings and are made from the early 60s to the present day. Many of the clothes come from Pierre Balmain, or Erik Mortensen, who took over the fashion house Balmain whenBalmain died.
Do you remember all the times you have been wearing these clothes?
- Some, but not quite all. One has of course favorites, says Marianne Bernadotte.
Titta in i Bernadottes garderob – Nyheter nöje sport

Countess Marianne and her grandson PhD Nicholas Tchang Cervin at the exhibition on Thursday.
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The Theme of the Flower Year 2017 in Mainau is "(Insel x Palme)² - Zahlenspiel und Farbenplus"
Mainau flyer in english
About the Flower Year in German
Blumenjahr 2017 - Insel Mainau

Photo of countess Bettina and count Björn at Mainau Facebook

The Orchid Showcase, available until May, photos from Mainau Facebook and Twitter

Geometric cut flowers on the flower show in the Mainau Castle Church
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Dagmar von Arbin, the daughter of count Carl Bernadotte af Wisborg and baroness Marianne de Geer, celebrates today her 101st birthday. Dagmar's grandfather was Prince Oscar Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, elder brother of King Gustav V.

Dagmar is in relatively good health and attends at the royal family celebrations. She attended a couple of weeks ago at the funeral of Noppe Lewenhaupt.
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Svensk Damtidning published this week the interview of countess Marianne Bernadotte, done because of the exhibition "Chanel, Balmain, Dior Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon". The interview was done at Royal Djurgården.
Marianne says that it is fun with beautiful outfits, but she doesn't buy anything new now, she has everything she needs. It is fantastic to wear the outfits but it obligates, you have to do your best. Sigvard took her to fashion houses, before that she was as an actress most used to stage clothes. Sigvard died 15 years ago, Marianne still misses him every day.
To her 90th birthday Marianne ordered a dress from Pär Engsheden, who designed Victoria's wedding dress. The colour Marianne found when she cut a leek at her kitchen. She took the leek with her to Engsheden to show the light green shade she wanted. Marianne says that the likes green, it is a wonderful colour.
Victoria held a speech at the inauguration of the exhibition at Millesgården. A gesture which shows how much her father's aunt means to the family. Marianne smiles and says that she and Victoria are close and she thinks it was so sweet that Victoria wore queen Silvia's Chanel jacket at the inauguration. A wink to Marianne and the french fashion houses.
Marianne has made significant efforts for young people with reading and writing difficulties and contributed to the research on children's eye diseases. She suffered with her little brother who had difficulties in school as dyslexia was still an unknown concept and her little son's vision deteriorated drastically towards the end of his short life. Marianne puts herself in helping others and just as when she stood on stage, her driving force is huge. A philanthropist that reaches far out in the world.
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At the photos from the exhibition we can see a sculpture of Marianne, done by swedish sculptor Gudmar Olovson. He has made sculptures also of king Carl Gustaf and crown princess Victoria.
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International Womens Club of Stockholm hosted yesterday an evening at Millesgården, the members of the club visited exhibition "CHANEL, BALMAIN, DIOR Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon". And countess Marianne Bernadotte was of course also there.
The whole gallery
Cawa Media Marianne Bernadotte – En stilikon

This gorgeous photo of Marianne, taken by photographer Yanan Li, is also at the exhibition.
International Womens Club of Stockholm hosted yesterday an evening at Millesgården, the members of the club visited exhibition "CHANEL, BALMAIN, DIOR Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon". And countess Marianne Bernadotte was of course also there.
The whole gallery
Cawa Media Marianne Bernadotte – En stilikon

This gorgeous photo of Marianne, taken by photographer Yanan Li, is also at the exhibition.
I cant remember her name but the lady in a blue jacket and yellow blouse have been featured in several documentaries telling about how Raoul Wallenberg saved her from the Nazis in Budapest.
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Count Björn Bernadotte and duke Friedrich of Württemberg at a reception hosted by Winfried Kretschmann, the Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, 17th May.
Zum Adelsempfang von Winfried Kretschmann_ Wo Etikette eine große Rolle spielt - Stuttgart - Stuttgarter Zeitung

On Friday 19th May count Björn presented Mainau to Honorary Consuls from USA and Canada. From the Twitter of Stefan Buchwald, Director of German Information Center USA
Count Björn #Bernadotte presented public research & exchange activities to #HonoraryConsuls from #USA & #Canada on beautiful @Mainau Island
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Countess Bettina and count Björn Bernadotte on 19th May with the participants of the annual meeting of the Ministers of Finance.

From 25th to 28th May there is the traditional "Gräfliches Inselfest" in Main Island.
The Flyer of the Inselfest with program, countess Diana Bernadotte's Hat Fashion Show two times a day.

Photos from Mainau's Instagram
And Twitter
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte inaugurated on Friday King Carl XVI Gustaf's Rhododendron Collection at Sofiero Palace in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Count Michael Bernadotte told about his childhood memories from Sofiero.

As a gift to King Carl XVI Gustaf on his 70th birthday, The City of Helsingborg gave a completely new planting in his name in the northern Rhododendron ravine of Sofiero. The new rhododendron collection is inspired by the King's grandfather, Gustav VI Adolf, who, with great curiosity and experimental pleasure, built the unique collection that exists with us today.
Kung Carl XVI Gustafs rhododendronkollektion - Sofiero

The first vice-chairman of the Helsingborg city council's Lena Bjerne said at her speech:
- It has become so that when Helsingborg donates a gift to the royal family, it must stay in the city and our citizens must benefit from it. When our city hall opened, Oscar II celebrated the 25th anniversary at the throne. He then received a glass painting in the City Hall as a gift. And when Prince Oscar was born last year, the city gave as a gift a fairytale forest, where children can stay at the trees and listen to fairy tales.
Count Michael Bernadotte of Wisborg, the king's cousin, was also in Sofiero. Among other things, he told us about the memories he has from his visits to Sofiero as a child. It was not only salt bath in the swimming and playing in the park.
- Grandfather wanted to tell about all the plants. He took us on long walks around the whole castle park. He was a big man and went with long, determined steps. It was a little ritual which was done with all visitors, he says.
Countess Bettina Bernadotte, who traveled from Mainau, said at her speech:
- It's a special art to create a garden. Being able to conceive and create something that you may never see or experience yourself. It's good for us people to feel the rhythm of nature, as you do then. It teaches us to love nature and, in the long run, also protect it. Something that's needed today.
- I hope there will be many interested people to wander and look at this path, said Bettina Bernadotte when the ribbon was cut.
Kungens rhododendronplantering invigd på Sofiero - HD
Photos of Mainau's Bernadotte family at the 16th "Gräfliches Inselfest" held in 25-28th May in Mainau Island.
Gartentrends, Genießen und Gräfliche Hutmoden – akzent

Countess Sandra Bernadotte, the Chairman of Gärtner für Alle eV, attended on 2nd June, when Die Große Konstanzer Narrengesellschaft Niederburg von 1884 e.V donated 670 euros from the proceeds of their Advent concert for the new playground of the student center in Konradihaus.
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Count Björn Bernadotte runs the business in Mainau Island together with his sister Bettina. 1,2 million visitors come every year to the flower island.
At first at the video is shown the flower Island Mainau and then Björn is interviewed, he tells about what he and his sister want to do at Mainau in the future.
Multimedia_ Insel Mainau – die Potentiale der Blumeninsel _ CHEFSACHE

3. Mainauer Nachhaltigkeitsdialog (3. Mainau Sustainability Dialogue) was arranged today at Mainau Island. The organizers are Lennart Bernadotte Foundation and the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg. Count Björn Bernadotte, the managing director of the Lennart Bernadotte Foundation, gave the opening speech.
Photo of countess Bettina Bernadotte with Franz Untersteller, the Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg.

Tomorrow at Mainau Island is the Midsummer Celebration. The Comital Family Bernadotte, which has its roots in Sweden, would like to bring this Swedish tradition closer to the guests of the island of Mainau - so we celebrate Midsummer together at the Piazza Rothaus Seeterrassen.
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte attended this evening Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung's summer festival in the Eve of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: a Garden party and dinner

Tomorrow begins 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (#LiNo17) dedicated to chemistry. 28 Nobel Laureates will meet 420 international young scientists. The meeting ends on 30th June, traditionally the last day is at the Mainau Island.
Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 400-500 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. In addition, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years, and is arranged this year on 22–26th August.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Countess Bettina Bernadotte is the President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and member of the Board of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Countess Bettina Bernadotte _ The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Countess Marianne Bernadotte visited with some of her friends the exhibition of her wardrobe "CHANEL, BALMAIN, DIOR Marianne Bernadotte – a style icon" at Millesgården on 9th June.,800&ssl=1
The exhibition ended on 11th June.
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte made an official visit to the City of Lindau, the City Hall.

Countess Bettina gave the welcome speech at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting's International Get-Together event hosted by Mexico this evening. Aurelio Nuño Mayer, the Minister of Public Education of Mexico, attended at the event and gave a speech.
The Get-Together was held at Dornier Museum (Aviation & Aerospace Museum) in Friedrichshafen.

Countess Bettina with Aurelio Nuño Mayer, the Minister of Public Education of Mexico
México quiere ser generador de conocimiento_ Nuño Mayer en*Congreso de Premios Nobel _ 24 Horas

Countess Bettina with the delegation from Australia

Countess Bettina Bernadotte on Tuesday morning at Science Breakfast hosted by Rolex at the Hotel Bayer. Hof.

Countess Bettina on Tuesday evening at "Grill & Chill: Connecting Cultures" event. The event was hosted by the Council and the Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte on Wednesday at the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting with some young scientists.

Countess Bettina spoke in the evening at Joseph Sifakis' Heidelberg Lecture: On the Nature of Computing
In accordance with Klaus Tschira’s idea, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum where Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates meet the next generation was modelled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
The Klaus Tschira Foundation is one of the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings' principal maecenats.
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Countess Bettina Bernadotte thanked this afternoon all the partners and service providers on-site after the last regular event in Stadttheater.

Countess Bettina attended today also at the inauguration of Lindauer Wissenspfad (Lindau Science Trail).

The new Lindau Science Trail serves as a permanent embodiment of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, their history and first and foremost makes “Nobel knowledge” accessible to everyone. The Lindau Science Trail can be followed not only by those living in and around the picturesque city of Lindau; visitors from all over the world can go on their very own journey of discovery.
On knowledge pylons that are spread out all around Lindau, one can learn more about the everyday applications of scientific phenomena.
On the Trail of Nobel Prizes _ The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Today, we'll officially open the Lindau Science Trail at #LiNo17! From now on, everybody is invited to learn more about Nobel Laureates and their research on the way through Lindau.

In the evening countess Bettina attends the Bavarian Dinner.
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