Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern

Princess Birgitta Ingeborg Alice of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born 19 January 1937 as the second daughter to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Princess of Sweden {Source}. She has an older sister and two younger siblings, as well as three brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews (and nieces and nephews in law and great nieces and nephews) {Source}:
  1. Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934)
    1.  John Ambler (1924-2008, m. 1964, separated 1996)
      1. Sybilla Louise Ambler(1965)
        1. Baron Henning von Dincklage (1971)
          1. Baroness Madeleine Charlotte Margaretha von Dincklage (1999)
          2. Baron Sebastian Eric Henning von Dincklage (2000)
      2. Charles Edward Ambler (1966)
        1. Helen Jane Ross
          1. Senna Rose Ambler (2000)
          2. India Tani Ambler (2003)
      3. James Patrick Ambler (1967)
        1. Ursula Mary Shipley
          1. Lily Elektra Ambler(2003)
          2. Oscar Rufus Ambler(2004)
  2. Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938)
    1. Baron Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld (m 1963)
      1. Baron Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiöld (1965)
        1. Baroness Maria Fredriksson Silfverschiöld (m 2005)
          1. Baroness Anna Margareta Sybilla Desiree Silfverschiold (2006)
      2. Baroness Kristina-Louisa Ewa Madeleine Silfverschiöld (1966)
        1. Hans Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng
          1. Estelle Louise Désirée Gerard, Friherinna de Greer af Finspäng(2000)
          2. Ian Carl Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2002)
          3. Fred Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2004)
      3. Baroness Hélène Ingeborg Sibylla Silfverschiöld (1968)
  3. Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943)
    1.  Tord Gosta Magnuson (m. 1974)
      1. Carl Gustaf Victor Magnuson (1975)
        1. Vicky Magnuson
          1. Désirée Elfrida Christina Magnuson (2014)
      2. Tord Oscar Fredrik Magnuson (1977)
        1. Emma Magnuson (m.2011)
          1. Albert Magnuson
          2. Baby #2
      3. Victor Edmund Lennart Magnusson(1980)
        1. Frida Louise Bergström
          1. Edmund Magnuson (2012)
          2. Baby #2
  4. King Carl XVI Gustaf
    1. Queen Siliva
      1. Crown Princess Victoria (1977)
        1. Prince Daniel (1973)
          1. Princess Estelle (2012)
          2. Prince/ss of Sweden (2016)
      2. Prince Carl Philip (1979)
        1. Princess Sofia (1984)
          1. Prince/ss of Sweden (2016)
      3. Princess Madeleine (1982)
        1. Mr. Christopher O'Neill (1974)
          1. Princess Leonore (2014)
          2. Prince Nicolas (2015)
Princess Brigitta met her future husband, Prince Johann of Hohenzollern, during a cocktail party in Germany. Their engagement was announced on 15 December 1960{Source}. They were civilly wed five months later on 25 May 1961 {Source}. Their religious wedding took place five days later on 30 May 1961  {Source}. Together, they have three children, three children-in-law, and several grandchildren{Source}:
  1. Prince Karl Christan of Hohenzollern (1962)
    1. Nicole Neschitsch (m. 1999)
      1. Nikolas Prinz von Hohenzollern (1999)
  2. Princess Désirée Margaretha of Hohenzollern (1963)
    1. Heinrich Graf von Ortonburg (m. 1990, divorced)
      1. Carl Theodor Graf von Ortonburg (1992)
      2. Friedrich-Hubertus Graf von Ortonburg (1995)
      3. Carolina Gräfin von Ortonburg (1997)
    2. Eckbert Bohlen und Halbach (m 2004)
  3. Prince Hubertus Gustaf of Hohenzollern (1966)
    1. Uta Maria König (M. 2004)
      1. Prince Lennart Carl Christian of Hohenzollern (10 January 2001-14 January 2001)
      2. Vivianne von Hohenzollern (May 2009, adopted)

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