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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
3 King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden of Sweden (& Norway) 1763 1844   Eugénie Bernhardine Désirée Clary 1777 1860 Carl XIV Johan was born Jean Baptiste Bernadotte and a Marshall of France under Napoleon I and in 1810 was elected as the heir of King Carl XIII of Sweden (1748-1818), finally becoming King in 1818. Jean Baptiste was adopted in 1810 by King Carl XIII of Sweden.
Carl XIII had succeeded in 1809 his deposed nephew Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden
The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840-1859) report on the death and times of Carl XIV Johan.
Eugénie Clary was briefly engaged to Napoleon Bonaparte whilst her older sister Julie Clary (1771-1845) married Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte King of Naples and Sicily (1806-1808), and later King of Spain (1808-1813)
3.1 King Oscar I of Sweden (& Norway) 1799 1859 Princess Josephine of Leuchtenberg 1807 1876 See 18.21
New York Times obituary on King Oscar I
3.11 King Carl XV of Sweden (& Norway) 1826 1872 Princess Wilhelmina Frederika "Louise" of the Netherlands 1828 1871 See 9.21
New York Times obituary on King Carl XV
3.111 Princess Louise "Aunt Swan" of Sweden and Norway 1851 1926 King Frederik VIII of Denmark 1843 1912 See 2.1 - Frederick died in unfortunate circumstances. During an overnight stay in an hotel in Hamburg, on his way home from Nice where he had visited a health resort, he died all of a sudden during one of the anonymous, unaccompanied city walks that he had always enjoyed (one source mentions whilst visiting a house of ill repute). Only later was it realised the body was that of the King of Denmark.
A short obituary on Queen Louise
3.112 Prince Carl Oscar of Sweden (Duke of Sodermanland) 1852 1854          
3.12 Prince Gustaf of Sweden (Duke of Uppland) 1827 1852          
3.13 King Oscar II of Sweden (& Norway) 1829 1907 Princess Sophia of Nassau 1836 1913 See 33.L - Oscar renounced the Norwegian throne on 26 October 1905 (some references show 7 June 1905, which apparently is when the Norwegian Parliament themselves deposed him of the Norwegian throne).
New York Times obituary on King Oscar II
A short obituary on Queen Sophia
3.131 King Gustaf V of Sweden 1858 1950 Princess Viktoria of Baden 1862 1930 See 32.542- Viktoria being the great granddaughter of King Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden (Vasa line) reunited the Vasa line of Sweden with the Bernadotte line
3.1311 King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden 1882 1973 Princess Margaret "Daisy" of Connaught (and of Great Britain) 1882 1920 See 1.71 - Margaret, who had had ear trouble in January 1920 followed by chicken pox and in late April 1920 a severe chill, died on died on 1 May 1920. At the time of her death she was expecting her sixth child in June.
Birth registration of Margaret
3.1311 King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden 1882 1973 Lady Louise Mountbatten 1889 1965 See 5.1422 - Louise was Princess Louise of Battenberg until 1917 when the family name was changed to Mountbatten
3.13111 - QVD Hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf "Edmund" of Sweden (Duke of Vasterbotten) 1906 1947 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1908 1972 See 1.822 - Gustaf was killed in an aeroplane accident Kastrup near Copenhagen, Denmark. He was returning to Stockholm from a visit to Princess (later Queen) Juliana and Prince Bernard of the Netherlands. All 22 people aboard the plane (16 passengers and six crew members) were killed when the plane crashed just after take-off from Kastrup Airport (now called Copenhagen Airport) following a routine stop
3.131111 - QVD Princess Margaretha of Sweden 1934     John Ambler 1924 2008 A report on the wedding of Princess Margaretha and John Ambler.
A photograph of the married couple leaving the church.
Birth Registration of John Ambler
3.1311111 - QVD   Sybilla Ambler 1965   Baron Cornelius von Dincklage 1971    
3.13111111 - QVD Baroness Madeleine von Dincklage 1999            
3.13111112 - QVD Baron Sebastian von Dincklage 2000            
3.1311112 - QVD   Charles Edward Ambler 1966     Helen Ross 1969    
3.13111121 - QVD   Sienna Rose Ambler 2000            
3.13111122 - QVD   India Tani Ambler 2003            
3.1311113 - QVD   James Ambler 1969     Ursula Shipley 1965    
3.13111131 - QVD   Lily Ambler 2003            
3.13111132 - QVD   Oscar Rufus Ambler 2004            
3.131112 - QVD Princess Birgitta of Sweden 1937   Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern 1932 2016 See 6.1126 - A report on the intended civil (25 May 1961) and religious (30 May 1961) marriage of Birgitta and Johann Georg.
A photograph of Birgitta and Johann Georg following their civil marriage.
A perhaps not too happy Princess at her religious ceremony of their wedding.
3.131113 - QVD Princess Désirée of Sweden 1938   Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld 1934 2017 Princess Désirée and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld exchanging rings at their wedding.
3.1311131 - QVD Baron Carl Silfverschiöld 1965     Maria Fredrikson 1965    
3.13111311 - QVD Baroness Anna Margareta Silfverschiöld 2006            
3.1311132 - QVD Baroness Christina-Louise Silfverschiöld 1966   Baron Hans De Geer af Finspång 1963    
3.13111321 - QVD Baroness Estelle De Geer af Finspång 2000            
3.13111322 - QVD Baron Ian Carl Gerard De Geer af Finspång 2002            
3.13111323 - QVD Baron Fred Louis De Geer af Finspång 2004            
3.1311133 - QVD Baroness Helene Silfverschiöld 1968            
3.131114 - QVD Princess Christina of Sweden 1943     Tord Magnuson 1941   A very brief report on the wedding of Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson
3.1311141 - QVD   Gustaf Magnuson 1975     Vicky Andrén 1982    
3.13111411 - QVD   Desirée Magnuson 2014            
3.1311142 - QVD   Oscar Magnuson 1977     Emma Ledent 1981    
3.13111421 - QVD   Albert Magnuson 2013            
3.1311143 - QVD   Victor Magnuson 1980            
3.13111431 - QVD   Edmund Bengt Lennart Magnuson 2012           Edmund is the son of Victor Magnuson and his fiancee Frida Bergström
3.13111432 - QVD   Sigvard Magnuson 2015           Sigvard is the son of Victor Magnuson and his fiancee Frida Bergström
3.131115 - QVD King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 1946     Silvia Sommerlath 1943   The Swedish Constitution was changed in 1980 to allow the first born to succeed to the Swedish Throne, hitherto succession was based on Salic Law. The change in the Constitution was retroactive enabling Carl XVI Gustaf's daughter Victoria to take the place of her younger brother Carl Philip as heir to the throne.
An announcement on the birth of Carl XVI Gustaf.
3.1311151 - QVD Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Duchess of Vastergotland) 1977     Olof Daniel Westling 1973   The Swedish Court made the following statement on 1 June 2010.
At the Crown Princess' wedding on 19 June 2010, The King will announce that Mr Daniel Westling will be granted the title of Prince.
After the wedding, Mr Daniel Westling will be Prince of Sweden and a member of the Royal Family, i.e. he will receive the rank of Royal Highness. From then on he will be known as H.R.H. Prince Daniel. Mr Westling will also be made Duke of Västergötland in connection with the wedding, since H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria is Duchess of Västergötland.
3.13111511 - QVD Princess Estelle of Sweden (Duchess of Östergötland) 2012            
3.13111512 - QVD Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden (Duke of Skåne) 2016            
3.1311152 - QVD Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Duke of Varmland) 1979     Sofia Hellqvist 1984   Carl Philip was Crown Prince of Sweden until 1 January 1980 when the succession law was changed. The succession law was retroactive and his elder sister Victoria became Crown Princess
3.13111521 - QVD Prince Alexander Erik of Sweden (Duke of Södermanland) 2016            
3.1311153 - QVD Princess Madeleine of Sweden (Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland) 1982     Christopher Paul O'Neill 1974   Birth Registration of Christopher Paul O'Neill
3.13111531 - QVD Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden ( Duchess of Gotland) 2014           At a cabinet meeting held at on 26 February 2014 King Carl XVI Gustaf informed the Government that his granddaughter will be named Leonore Lilian Maria, with the given name Leonore with the title of Princess and assigned the Duchy of Gotland.
3.13111532 - QVD Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden (Duke of Ångermanland) 2015            
3.13112 - QVD Prince Sigvard of Sweden (Duke of Uppland) 1907 2002   Erika Patzek 1911 2007 Sigvard assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951.
Marriage Registration of Prince Sigvard and Erika Patzek
A short video clip of Sigvard and Erika's wedding at Caxton Hall, Westminster
An article on the forthcoming marriage of Sigvard and Erika
An interesting article from Dag Hoelseth's blog regarding the "Last resting place of Erica Bernadotte"
3.13112 - QVD Prince Sigvard of Sweden (Duke of Uppland) 1907 2002   Sonja Robbert 1909 2004 Sigvard assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951
A brief report from The Milwaukee Journal - 20 October 1943 on the forthcoming marriage of Sigvard and Sonja
3.13112 - QVD Prince Sigvard of Sweden (Duke of Uppland) 1907 2002   Marianne Lindberg 1924   A clever system called "InfoRapid Knowledge Portal" which has linked Marianne Lindberg within the Swedish Royal family.
Sigvard assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951.
3.131121 - QVD Count Michael Bernadotte of Wisborg 1944     Christine Wellhofer 1947    
3.1311211 - QVD Countess Kajsa Bernadotte of Wisborg 1980            
3.13113 - QVD Princess Ingrid of Sweden 1910 2000 King Frederik IX of Denmark 1899 1972 See 2.111 - An announcement on the engagement of Ingrid and Frederik.
A brief report on the wedding of Ingrid and Frederik
3.13114 - QVD Prince Bertil of Sweden (Duke of Halland) 1912 1997   Lilian Davies 1915 2013 Bertil's marriage to Lilian Davies was an exception to the rule in that he was not deprived of his title when he married. Bertil had known Lilian since 1943 and they lived discreetly together since 1946 but did not marry until thirty years later in 1976. Bertil choose not to marry Lilian at an earlier date since he would have been deprived of his title as happened with other Prince's of Sweden who married commoners.
Bertil's elder brother Hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf ""Edmund"" of Sweden died in 1947 in an aeroplane accident and it was likely that Bertil would become Regent for his nephew Carl (born 1946 and future King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden) should Bertil's father King Gustaf VI Adolf (1882-1973) die. In the event King Gustaf VI Adolf lived long enough for his grandson to come of age when he succeeded as King of Sweden. Carl Gustaf having married a commoner himself (Silvia Renate Sommerlath) on 19 June 1976 approved Bertil's and Lilian's marriage and they were finally married on 7 December 1976.
Princess Lillian - Swansea's own Cinderella story.
and also
Princess Lilian's real-life fairytale.
Birth Registration of Lilian Davies (note she was born with first name Lillian but later changed it to Lilian)."
Lilian was first married to Scottish actor Ivan Craig on 27 September 1940 and they divorced in 1947. The film credits of Ivan Craig can be seen here.
3.13115 - QVD Prince Carl Johan of Sweden (Duke of Dalarna) 1916 2012   Kerstin Wijkmark 1910 1987 Prince Carl assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Carl Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951.
A photograph of Prince Carl and Kerstin just after their marriage. Another photograph of the couple at the swearing of their marriage licence.
3.13115 - QVD Prince Carl Johan of Sweden (Duke of Dalarna) 1916 2012 Countess Gunnila Martha Wachtmeister af Johannishus 1923   Prince Carl assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Carl Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951.
Obituary of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte
3.131151 - QVD Countess Monica Bernadotte 1948   Count Johan Bonde af Björnö 1950   Countess Monica is the adopted daughter (adopted 1951) of Count Carl Bernadotte of Wisborg (was Prince Carl of Sweden) and his first wife Kerstin Wijkmark
3.1311511 - QVD Countess Ebba Bonde af Björnö 1980            
3.1311512 - QVD Countess Marianne Bonde af Björnö 1982            
3.1311513 - QVD Count Carl Johan Bonde af Björnö 1984            
3.131152 - QVD Count Christian Bernadotte 1949     Marianne Jenny 1958   Count Christian is the adopted son (adopted 1950) of Count Carl Bernadotte of Wisborg (was Prince Carl of Sweden) and his first wife Kerstin Wijkmark
3.1311521 - QVD   Christina Bernadotte 1983            
3.1311522 - QVD   Richard Bernadotte 1985            
3.1311523 - QVD   Philip Bernadotte 1988            
3.13116 - QVD   Stillborn Daughter (daughter of Lady Louise Mountbatten and King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden) 1925 1925          
3.1312 Prince Wilhelm of Sweden (Duke of Södermanland) 1884 1965 Grand Duchess Maria of Russia 1890 1958 See 4.9181 - Report on the wedding of Grand Duchess Maria and Prince Wilhelm.
Marie left her husband about five years after their marriage in part due to the dullness of the Swedish Court.
3.13121 Prince Lennart of Sweden (Duke of Smaland) 1909 2004   Karin Nissvandt 1911 1991 Prince Lennart assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Lennart Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951.
Lennart and Karin were married in a simple ceremony in a West-End registry office in London and apparently his mother Grand Duchess Maria was not invited.
A photograph of Lennart and Karin and her mother possible shortly after their marriage.
A later photograph in 1934 of Lennart and Karin with their year old daughter Birgitta on their estate on the island of Mainau in Lake Constance, Germany.
Marriage Registration of Prince Lennart and Karin Nissvandt
3.13121 Prince Lennart of Sweden (Duke of Smaland) 1909 2004   Sonja Anita Maria Haunz 1944 2008 Prince Lennart assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Count Lennart Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg on 2 July 1951
3.131211 Countess Birgitta Bernadotte of Wisborg 1933     Friedrich Otto Straehl 1922 2011  
3.131212 Countess Maria Louise Bernadotte of Wisborg 1935 1988   Rudolf Adolf Kautz 1930    
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Gunilla Stampe 1941 2010  
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Anna Skarne 1944  
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Annegret Thomssen 1938    
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Marita-Else Berg 1953 2001  
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Gabrielle Kick 1949    
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Christiane Grandmontagne 1944   Christiane Grandmontagne has a natural daughter by Prince Christian Sigismund of Prussia. Christiane was engaged to marry Christian Sigismund but his parents were against it because she was not noble. 
3.131213 Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1941     Gunilla Stenfors 1957    
3.131214 Countess Cecilia "Cia" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1944     Hans Jorg Baenkler 1939    
3.131214 Countess Cecilia "Cia" Bernadotte of Wisborg 1944     Bjorn Brodin ?    
3.131215 Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg 1974     Philipp Haug 1972    
3.131216 Count Bjorn Bernadotte of Wisborg 1975     Sandra Angerer 1977    
3.131217 Countess Catherine Bernadotte of Wisborg 1977     Romuald Ruffing 1966    
3.131218 Count Christian Wolfgang Bernadotte of Wisborg 1979     Christine Stoltmann 1977    
3.131219 Countess Diana Bernadotte of Wisborg 1982     Bernd Grawe 1966    
3.1313 Prince Eric of Sweden (Duke of Vastmanland) 1889 1918         Eric was an epileptic from birth and died of pneumonia which developed from Spanish influenza. (Secondary source The European Royal History Journal Issue XIX Page 8)
3.132 Prince Oscar of Sweden (Duke of Gotland) 1859 1953   Ebba Henrietta Munck af Fulkila 1858 1946 Prince Oscar assumed with Royal authorisation the title of Prince Bernadotte in 1888 and was created Count Oscar Bernadotte of Wisborg (see note below) by Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxemburg on 2 April 1892.
Oscar and Ebba were married in Bournemouth, England in 1888.
An interesting article on the circumstances surrounding their entanglement with one another.
And another article leading up to just prior to their marriage.
Marriage Registration of Prince Oscar and Ebba Munck
3.1321 Countess Marie Sophie Bernadotte of Wisborg 1889 1974          
3.1322 Count Carl Oscar Bernadotte of Wisborg 1890 1977 Baroness Marianne de Geer af Leufsta 1893 1978  
3.1322 Count Carl Oscar Bernadotte of Wisborg 1890 1977    Gerty Börjesson 1910 2004  
3.1323 Countess Ebba Sophie Bernadotte of Wisborg 1892 1936 Baron Carl-Marten Fleetwood 1885 1966  
3.1324 Countess  Elsa Victoria Bernadotte of Wisborg 1893 1996   Carl Axel Cedergren 1891 1971  
3.1325 Count Folke Bernadotte of Wisborg 1895 1948   Estelle Manvelle 1904 1984 Count Folke was assassinated in Jerusalem in his role of UN Mediator in Israel together with his French aide and UN observer Colonel Andre Pierre Serot.
A brief report on the wedding of Count Folke and Estelle Manvelle, the wedding in 1928 was estimated to have cost 750,000 dollars (£150,000).
Count Folke's involvement with Germany's surrender offer to Britain and USA on ending the second world war.
General George S. Patton visits Count and Countess Folke Bernadotte.
Count Folke apointed as mediator in Palestine.
Report on the funeral of Count Folke
3.133 Prince Oscar Carl of Sweden (Duke of Vastergotland) 1861 1951 Princess Ingeborg of Denmark 1878 1958 See 2.15 - The new Norwegian Throne (1905) was offered to Prince Oscar Carl. His father King Oscar II refused to see Oscar Carl or any other Swedish Prince on this Throne.
A brief report on the marriage of Oscar Carl and Ingeborg
3.1331 Princess Margaretha of Sweden 1899 1977 Prince Axel of Denmark 1888 1964 See 2.62 - Gravestone of Axel and family
So Axel intends to be an aviator.
The New York Times brief report on the near miss from death of Axel in a plane crash.
3.1332 Princess Martha of Sweden 1901 1954 King Olav V of Norway 1903 1991 See 15.1 - Olav was born at Appleton House Sandringham, England and given the title and name of Prince Alexander Edward of Denmark, he assumed the name Olav in 1905 when his father became King of Norway.
Princess Martha suffered deteriorating health. She was admitted to hospital in 1951 with suspected jaundice. There were further admittance's to hospital until she died on 5 April 1954 from liver cirrhosis.
Birth Registration of Prince Alexander Edward (later King Olav of Norway).
Crown Prince (later King) Olav was part of a four member team who won a gold medal in the 6m sailing event at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
Obituary of King Olav.
Report on the death of Princess Martha
3.1333 Princess Astrid of Sweden 1905 1935 King Leopold III of the Belgians 1901 1983 See 14.351 - Astrid was killed in a car accident in Switzerland, the car being driven by her husband King Leopold. They were driving along the winding, narrow roads near their villa at Küssnacht am Rigi, Schwyz, Switzerland on the shores of Lake of Lucerne, Leopold lost control of the vehicle and the car plunged down a ravine. Leopold abdicated on 16 July 1951 in favour of his son Baudouin and followed public outrage regarding his second marriage and his conduct during the second World War
3.1334 Prince Carl of Sweden (Duke of Östergötland) 1911 2003 Countess Elsa von Rosen 1904 1991 Carl assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Prince Bernadotte (ad personam) in 1937 by his brother-in-law King Leopold III of Belgium (see note below). Carl received King Gustaf V of Sweden consent to marry Countess Elsa von Rosen, this wasn't so with his cousins Lennart, Sigvard and Carl Johann.  
3.1334 Prince Carl of Sweden (Duke of Östergötland) 1911 2003   Anne Larsson 1921 1975 Carl assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Prince Bernadotte (ad personam) in 1937 by his brother-in-law King Leopold III of Belgium (see note below)
3.1334 Prince Carl of Sweden (Duke of Östergötland) 1911 2003   Khristine Rivelsrud 1932 2014 Carl assumed the surname Bernadotte and was created Prince Bernadotte (ad personam) in 1937 by his brother-in-law King Leopold III of Belgium (see note below)
3.13341 Countess Madeline Bernadotte 1938   Count Charles-Albert Ullens de Schooten-Whettnall 1927 2006 Charles-Albert was born with the surname Ullens, he was created Count on 17 August 1962 by his wife's first cousin King Baudouin I of the Belgians
3.13341 Countess Madeline Bernadotte 1938     Nicos Kogevinas 1918 2006  
3.134 Prince Eugene of Sweden (Duke of Nerike, also known as Närke) 1865 1947         Prince Eugene was an accomplished artist (painter) and was one of his generation's foremost landscape painters.
A very short report on the death of Prince Eugene
3.14 Princess Charlotte Eugenie of Sweden 1830 1889          
3.15 Prince Augustus of Sweden (Duke of Dalecarlia) 1831 1873 Princess Theresa of Saxe-Altenburg 1836 1914 See 30.L1 - The New York Times report on the death of Prince Augustus  

Notes: The Swedish Act of Succession states that a prince or princess of the Royal House may not marry unless the Government has given its consent thereto upon application from The King (Queen). Should a prince or princess marry without such consent,that prince or princess forfeits the right of succession for themselves , their children and their descendants.

(Swedish Prince's who fall into the above category assume the name of Bernadotte and some (Swedish Kings had long given up the right to confer titles) were granted the title of Count Bernadotte of Wisborg by the then reigning Grand Duke/Duchess of Luxemburg or exceptionally Prince Bernadotte by the King of Belgium).

The Swedish Constitution was changed in 1980 to allow the first born to succeed to the Swedish Throne, hitherto succession was based on Salic Law. The change in the Constitution was retroactive enabling Carl XVI Gustaf's daughter Victoria to take the place of her younger brother Carl Philip as heir to the throne.

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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