Saturday, October 31, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Mrs. Ambler

Princess Margaretha Désirée Victoria of Sweden, Mrs. Ambler was born 31 October 1934 as the eldest daughter of  Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and  Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha {Source}. She has two younger sisters and a younger brother, as well as several siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews{Source}:
  1. Princess Birgitta Ingeborg Alice Bernadotte of Sweden (1937)
    1. Karl Christian Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1962)
      1. Nikolas Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1999)
    2. Désirée Margaretha Victoria Sibylla Katharina Maria Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1963)
      1. Carl Theodor Graf von Ortonburg (1992)
      2. Friedrich-Hubertus Graf von Ortonburg (1995)
      3. Carolina Gräfin von Ortonburg (1997)
    3. Hubertus Gustaf Adolf Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1966)
  2. Princess Desiree Elizabeth Sibylla of Sweden (1938)
    1. Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiold, Baron Silfverschiold (1965)
      1. Anna Margareta Sybilla Desiree Silfverschiold (2006)
      2. Christina Louise Ewa Madeleine Silfverschiold, Baroness Silfverschiold (1966)
      3. Estelle Louise Désirée Gerard, Friherinna de Greer af Finspäng (2000)
      4. Ian Carl Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2002)
      5. Fred Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2004)
    2. Hélène Ingeborg Sibylla Silfverschiold, Baroness Silfverschiold (1968)
  3. Princess Christina Louise Helen, Mrs. Magnusson (1943)
    1. Carl Gustaf Victor Magnusson (1975)
      1. Désirée Elfrida Christina Magnuson (2014)
    2. Tord Oscar Fredrik Magnusson (1977)
      1. Albert Magnuson (2011)
      2. Expecting a second child soon (2015)
    3. Victor Edmund Lennart Magnusson (1980)
      1. Edmund Magnuson (2012)
      2. Baby #2 Soon (2015)
  4. King Carl XVI Gustaf (1946)
    1. Queen Siliva of Sweden (1943)
      1. Crown Princess Victoria (1977)
        1. Prince Daniel (who was born on his parent-in-law's wedding day, in 1976)
          1. Princess Estelle (2012)
          2. Prince/sss of Sweden (2016)
      2. Prince Carl Phillip (1979)
        1. Princess Sofia (1984)
          1. Prince/ss of Sweden (2016)
      3. Princess Madeline(1982)
        1. Mr. Christopher O'Neil
          1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland (2014)
          2. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, The Duke of Angermanland (2015)

Although the eldest child, as a female, she was never heir to the throne according to the Swedish constitution current at the time{Source}. She was educated privately at the Haga Palace and then at the Stockholm dressmaking school, Märthaskolan (Martha School) {Source}.

She married John Kenneth Ambler on 30 June 1964 {Source}. Together, they have three children, three children-in-law and several grandchildren{Source}:
  1. Baroness Sibylla Louise Ambler von Dincklage (1965)
    1. Baron  Henning von Dincklage (1971)
      1. Baroness Madeleine Charlotte Margaretha von Dincklage (1999)
      2. Baron Sebastian Eric Henning Freiherr von Dincklage (2000)
  2. Charles Edward Ambler (1966)
    1. Helen Jane Ross Ambler (1969)
      1. Sienna Rose Ambler (2000)
      2. India Tani Ambler (2003)
  3. James Patrick Ambler (1969)
    1. Ursula Mary Shipley Ambler (1965)
      1. Lily Elektra Ambler (2003)
      2. Oskar Rufus Ambler (2004)


In June 1960,  Margaretha, along with her first cousin Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Astrid of Norway, toured the United States. During their visit, the three Scandinavian princesses toured Disneyland and Hollywood and also visited Paramount Pictures, where they met Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley {Source}. 

She currently resides in England, and does not perform any official funtions on her brother's behalf. However, you can see her attending weddings, christenings and funerals. Every year, she used to open the annual Swedish Church Christmas Bazaar in London {Source}. However, it has been several years since she's done this. She shares a birthday with Leonor, Princess of AsturiasDoña María de Fátima Simoneta Luisa Gómez-Acebo y de Borbón.

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