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HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and HM Silvia, Queen of Sweden

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF SWEDEN

HOUSE OF BERNADOTTE

by William Bortrick

1973–present HM Carl XVI Gustaf folke hubertus, King of Sweden, born at Haga Palace, Stockholm 30 April 1946, married at Storkyrkan, Stockholm 19 June 1976 Silvia Renate Sommerlath (born at Heidelberg 23 December 1943), only daughter of Carl August Walther Sommerlath and his wife Alice Soares de Toledo, and has issue,

1a HRH Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, born at Stockholm 14 July 1977, married at Storkyrkan, Stockholm 19 June 2010 Olof Daniel Westling later Westling Bernadotte, Duke of Västergötland, created Prince of Sweden with the style His Royal Highness by HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden 19 June 2010 (born at Örebro, Sweden 15 September 1973), son of Olle Westling and his wife Ewa Westring, and has issue,

1b HRH Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, born at Stockholm 23 February 2012.

2b HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof of Sweden, Duke of Skåne, born at Stockholm 2 March 2016.

2a HRH Prince Carl Philip Edmund Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, born at Royal Palace, Stockholm 13 May 1979, married at Royal Chapel, Stockholm Palace 13 June 2015 Sofia Kristina Hellqvist (born at Täby, Sweden 6 December 1984), second daughter of Erik Oscar Hellqvist and his wife Marie Britt Rotman, and has issue,

1b HRH Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland, born at Stockholm 19 April 2016.

3a HRH Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, born at Drottningholm Palace 10 June 1982, married at Royal Chapel, Stockholm Palace 8 June 2013 Christopher Paul O’Neill (born at London 27 June 1974), son of Paul Cesario O’Neill and his second wife Eva Maria Walter, and has issue,

1b HRH Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, born at New York, New York, USA 20 February 2014.

2b HRH Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland, born at Stockholm 15 June 2015.

Lineage of the Kings of SWEDEN 1818–Present

1818–1844 HM Carl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, formerly Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, joined French Army 1780, Sergeant-Major 1788, Lieutenant 1791, General 1794, French Ambassador to Vienna 1798, Commander-in-Chief Army of Observation of the Lower Rhine and Minister of War 1799, Counsellor of State and Commander-in-Chief Army of the West 1800, Governor of Hanover 1803, Marshal of the Empire 1804, Prince of Ponte Corvo 1806, Governor of Hanseatic Towns 1807, elected Crown Prince of Sweden 21 August 1810, entered Sweden 20 October 1810, adopted by HM Carl XIII, King of Sweden and Norway 1809–18 and assumed the name of Carl Johan 5 November 1810, succeeded as King of Sweden and Norway 5 February 1818, crowned King of Sweden at Stockholm 11 May 1818 and King of Norway at Trondheim 7 September 1818, third and youngest son of Jean Henri Bernadotte, Procurator to the Senes­chal of Pau and his wife Jeanne de Saint-Jean, born at Pau, Béarn, France 26 January 1763, married at Sceaux, France 17 August 1798 Bernardine Eugénie Désirée (Desideria) Clary (born at Marseilles 9 November 1777; died at Stockholm 17 December 1860, buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), younger daughter of François Clary, of Marseilles and his second wife Françoise Rose Somis, and died at Stock­holm 8 March 1844 (buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his only son,

1844–1859 HM joseph françois Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway, crowned King of Sweden at Stockholm 28 September 1844, born at Paris 4 July 1799, married by proxy at Munich 22 May 1823 and in per­son at Stockholm 19 June 1823 Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoléone de Beauharnais (born at Milan 14 March 1807; died at Stockholm 7 June 1876, buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), eldest daughter of HRH Eugène Rose de Beauharnais, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg and Prince of Eichstädt 1817–24 and his wife HRH Princess Augusta Amalia Ludovika Georgia of Bavaria, and died at Stockholm 8 July 1859 (buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1859–1872 Carl XV ludvig eugen, King of Sweden and Norway, Regent since 25 September 1857, crowned King of Sweden at Stockholm 3 May 1860 and King of Norway at Trondheim 5 August 1860, born at Royal Palace, Stockholm 3 May 1826, married at Stockholm 19 June 1850 HRH Princess Wilhelmina Frederika Alexandra Anna Louise of the Netherlands (born at The Hague 5 August 1828; died at Stockholm 30 March 1871, buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), elder daughter of HRH Prince Willem Frederik Karel of the Netherlands and his wife HRH Princess Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie of Prussia, and died at Malmö 19 August 1872 (buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his younger brother,

1872–1907 Oscar II fredrik, King of Sweden and Norway, crowned King of Sweden at Stock­holm 12 May 1873 and King of Norway at Trondheim 18 July 1873, renounced the throne of Norway 7 June 1905, born at Royal Palace, Stockholm 21 January 1829, married at Biebrich, Wiesbaden 6 June 1857 HSH Princess Sophie Wilhel­mine Marianne Henriette of Nassau (born at Schloss Biebrich, Wiesbaden 9 July 1836; died at Stockholm 30 December 1913, buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), youngest daughter of HH Georg Wilhelm August Heinrich Belgicus, Duke of Nassau 1816–39 and his second wife HRH Princess Pauline Friederike Marie of Württemberg, and died at Royal Palace, Stockholm 8 December 1907 (buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1907–1950 oscar Gustaf v adolf, King of Sweden, born at Drottningholm Palace 16 June 1858, married at Karlsruhe, Baden 20 September 1881 HGDH Princess Sophie Marie Viktoria of Baden (born at Karlsruhe, Baden 7 August 1862; died at Rome 4 April 1930, buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), only daughter of HRH Friedrich I Wilhelm Ludwig, Grand Duke of Baden 1856–1907 and his wife HRH Princess Luise Marie Elisabeth of Prussia, and died at Drottningholm Palace 29 October 1950 (buried at Riddarholm Church, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1950–1973 oscar fredrik vilhelm olaf Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, of the Goths and the Wends (the last to be so styled), born at Royal Palace, Stockholm 11 November 1882, married first at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 15 June 1905 HRH Princess Margaret Victoria Augusta Charlotte Norah of Connaught (born at Bagshot Park, Surrey 15 January 1882; died at Stockholm 1 May 1920, buried at Royal Cemetery, Hagaparken, Stockholm), elder daughter of HRH Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, VD, TD and his wife HRH Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia. HM Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, married second at Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London 3 November 1923 Lady Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten, formerly HSH Princess Louise of Battenberg (born at Schloss Heiligenberg 13 July 1889; died at Stockholm 7 March 1965, buried at Royal Cemetery, Hagaparken, Stockholm), younger daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC, formerly HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife HGDH Princess Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, and died at Stockholm 15 September 1973 (buried at Royal Cemetery, Hagaparken, Stockholm), when he was succeeded by his grandson (see above).

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