Thursday, January 19, 2017

Royal Profile: 19 Facts about Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

  1. Princess Birgitta  Ingeborg Alice of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born on 19th January 1937 {Source}
  2. She is the second child of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten & Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha{Source}.
  3. She has one older sister and a younger brother and two younger sisters{Source}:
    1. Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934)
    2. Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938)
    3. Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943)
    4. King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden (1946)
  4. She has the following siblings-in-law{Source}:
    1. John Kenneth Ambler (1924-2008,1964-separated 2006)
    2. Baron Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld (1934, m. 1964)
    3. Tord Gösta Magnuson (1941, m. 1974)
  5. Her nieces and nephews are{Source}:
    1. Baron Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiöld (1965) 
    2. Baroness Kristina-Louisa Ewa Madeleine Silfverschiöld (1966)
    3. Baroness Hélène Ingeborg Sibylla Silfverschiöld (1968)
    4. Sybilla Louise Ambler, Baroness von Dincklage (1965)
    5. Charles Edward Ambler (1966)
    6. James Patrick Ambler (1967)
    7. Carl Gustaf Victor Magnuson (1975)
    8.  Tord Oscar Frederik Magnuson (1977)
    9. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (1977)
    10. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (1979)
    11. Victor Edmund Lennart Magnuson (1980)
    12. Princess Madeleine of Sweden (1981)
  6. Her nieces and nephews-in-law are{Source}:
    1. Baron Henning von Dincklage (1971, m.1998)
    2. Helen Jane Ross (1969, m.1999)
    3. Ursula Mary Shipley (1965, m. 2001)
    4. Gunilla Maria Fredriksson (1965, m. 2005)
    5. Baron Hansde Geer af Finspång (1963, m. 1999)
    6. Prince Daniel of Sweden (1973. m. 2010)
    7. Mr. Christopher Paul O'Neill (1974, m. 2013)
    8. Princess Sofia of Sweden (1983, m. 2015)
  7. Her great nieces and nephews are{Source}:
    1. Madeleine Charlotte Freiin von Dincklage (1999)
    2. Sienna Rose Ambler(2000)
    3. Sebastian Eric Henning Freiherr von Dincklage (2000)
    4. Estelle Louise Désirée GerardFriherinna de Greer af Finspäng (2000)
    5. Ian Carl GerardFriherre de Greer af Finspäng (2002)
    6. India Tani Ambler (2003)
    7. Lily Elektra Ambler (2003)
    8. Oscar Rufus Ambler (2004)
    9. Fred Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (2004)
    10. Anna Margareta Sybilla Desiree Silfverschiold (2006)
    11. Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland (2012)
    12. Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland (2014)
    13. Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland (2015)
    14. Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne (2016)
    15. Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland (2016)
  8. During a visit in 1959 to friends and relatives in Germany, the princess met her future husband at a cocktail party{Source}.
  9. On 15 December 1960, her engagement to Prince Johann Georg Carl Leopold Eitel-Friedrich Meinrad Maria Hubertus Michael of Hohenzollern (1932-2016), was announced{Source}.
  10. The civil ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 25 May 1961, and the religious in the Sankt Johann Church at the bridegroom's Family Palace of Sigmaringen on 30 May/ 31 July 1961 {Source}.
  11. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were {Source}:
    1. Princess Christina of Sweden (sister of the bride)
    2.  Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1st cousin of the bride)
    3. Crown Prince Carl Gustaf (now King Carl XVI Gustaf, brother of the bride)
    4.  Count Michael Bernadotte of Wisborg (son of Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg, cousin of the bride)
  12. Due to her marriage, she converted from Lutheran to Roman Catholic.
  13. In doing so, she and her children remain ineligible for succession, even if the succesion was ever expanded to include her and her descendants. 
  14. Prince Johann Georg and Princess Birgitta separated in 1990, although they remained legally married.
  15. She lives on the island of Majorca in Spain, while her husband lived in Munich.
  16. She has the following children:
    1. Prince Carl Christian of Hohenzollern (1962)
    2. Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern (1963)
    3. Prince Hubertus of Hohenzollern (1966)
  17. She has the following children-in-law:
    1. Princess Nicole Helene of Hohenzollern (1968,m. 1999). 
    2. The Count Heinrich von Ortenburg (m. 1990-2002, div)
    3. Eckbert von Bohlen und Halbach (m. 2004)
    4.  Uta Maria König (1964, m. 2000)
  18. She has the following grandchildren:
    1. Hereditary Count Carl-Theodor Georg Philipp Maria of Ortenburg (1992)
    2. Count Frederik Hubertus Ferdinand Maria of Ortenburg (1995)
    3. Countess Carolina Maria Franziska Christina Stephanie of Ortenburg(1997)
    4. Prince Nicolas Johann Georg Maria of Hohenzollern (1999)
    5. Prince Lennart Carl Christian of Hohenzollern (10 January 2001-14 January 2001)
    6. Vivianne von Hohenzollern (2009, adopted)
  19. Her full official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Birgitta Ingeborg  Alice of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen