Monday, October 31, 2016

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. 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)
    2. 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
    3. 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)
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 andPrincess 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.

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