Friday, June 2, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Désirée of Sweden, Baroness Silfverschiöld

Princess Désirée Elisabeth Sybilla of Sweden, Baroness Silfverschiöld was born 2 June 1938 as the third daughter and middle child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha {Source}. She has two older sisters, a younger sister and a younger brother {Source}:

  1. Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler 1934) 
    1. Mr. John Kenneth Ambler (1924-2008, m. 1964, legally separated 1996, never divorced)
      1. Baroness Sibylla Louise von Dincklage (1965)
        1.  Baron Henning von Dincklage (1971, m. 1998)
          1. Freiin Madeleine Charlotte Margarethe von Dincklage (1999)
          2. Sebastian Eric Henning Freiherr von Dincklage(2000)
      2. Charles Edward Ambler (1966)
        1.  Helen Jane Ross (1969)
          1. Sienna Rose Ambler (2000)
          2. India Tani Ambler (2003)
      3. James Patrick Ambler (1969)
        1. Ursula Mary Shipley (b. 1965)
          1. Lily Elektra Ambler(2003)
          2. Oscar Rufus Ambler (2004)
  2. Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern (1937) 
    1. Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern  (m. 1961-2016, legally separated in 1990, his death)
      1. Prince Karl Christian of Hohenzollern (1962)
        1. Princess Nicole of Hohenzollern (1968,m.1999)
          1. Prince Nikolas of Hohenzollern (1999)
      2. Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern (1963)
        1. Heinrich Graf von Ortonburg (1956, m. 1990, d. 2002/2003?)
          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 (1956, m. 2004)
      3. Prince Hubertus of Hohenzollern (1966)
        1. Uta Maria König (1964, m. 2000)
          1. Prince Lennart Carl Christian of Hohenzollern ( 2001-2001)
          2. Princess Vivianne of Hohenzollern (2009)
  3. Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (1943)
    1. Tord Magnusson  (m. 1974)
      1. Carl Gustaf Victor Magnusson (1975)
        1. Vicky Magnuson
      2. Tord Oscar Fredrik Magnusson (1977)
      3. Victor Edmund Lennart Magnusson (1980)
  4. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946)
    1. Queen Silvia of Sweden (m. 1976)
      1. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (1977)
          1. Prince Daniel (1976)
            1. Princess Estelle (2012)
            2. Prince Oscar (2014)
        1. Prince Carl Philip (1979)
          1. Princess Sofia (1984, m. 2015)
            1. Prince Alexander (2016)
            2. Prince/ss of Sweden (2017)
        2. Princess Madeleine (1981)
          1. Mr. Christopher O'Neil
            1. Princess Leonore Lilian Maria (2014)
            2. Prince Nicholas of Sweden (2015)
Princess Désirée became engaged to Baron Nils-August Otto Carl Niclas Silfverschiöld on 18 December 1963 {Source}. They were married 4 June 1964  {Source}. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law and grandchildren:

  1. Baron Carl Otto Edmund Silfverschiöld (1965)
    1. Gunilla Maria Fredrikson (m. 2005)
      1. Anna Margareta Sybilla Désirée Silfverschiold (2006)
  2. Baroness Kristina-Louise Silfverschiold (1966)
    1. Hans Louis Gerard, Friherre de Greer af Finspäng (m. 1999)
      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 Silfverschiold, Baroness Silfverschiold (1968)

During her time as a Princess of Sweden, she undertook many royal duties. A notable royal duty was in November 1960, when she and her sister Princess Birgitta visited the United States on their grandfather's behalf to celebrate the 50th  anniversary of the The American-Scandinavian Foundation {Source}. She still attends royal engagements, such as royal weddings.

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