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Princess Sybilla
« on: April 22, 2005, 04:13:18 AM »
This princess of sweden born princess of sax corburg gother the mother of king Karl XVI Gustaf is a mistary to me i cant find anything about her can any one help?
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 04:39:46 AM »
I would also like to know much more about her!I know that during the WW II she was the bond between the royals on wrong sides!Is there any portrait of her?

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Re: Princess Sybilla
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005, 07:44:30 AM »
Picture of Crown Princess Sybilla of Sweden wearing Court dress...I wonder is there any portrait of her?I would like to see it so much!

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005, 12:14:43 PM »
some info i found to day she was born in 1908 an died of cancer in 1972 she was apprently unpopular but i dont no for what reason

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2005, 12:25:15 PM »
She was Crown Princess? Why didn't she ever become Queen?
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005, 12:44:08 PM »
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She was Crown Princess? Why didn't she ever become Queen?


Because her husband, the Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden, died before his father the King Gustav VI.

When Gustav VI died, his grandson (Gustav Adolf and Sybilla's son) became King Charles XVI of Sweden.

Sybilla and Gustav Adolf

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2005, 12:49:54 PM »
Sybilla's parents:

Charles Edward I, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1884-1954)
Vitória Adelaide, princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1885-1970)

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2005, 12:54:25 PM »
Not to be picky, but Sibylla was never Crown Princess. Her husband died in a plain crash in 1947 while his grandfather Gustav V was king.
Sibylla and her husband were very popular at first, but later she was blamed for being German, and giving birth to four daughters.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2005, 01:59:36 PM »
Did all her daughters marry equally? I thought that she would become a dowager, considering her husband died and shes a foreign princess.
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2005, 02:48:44 PM »
No, only one daugther made an equal marriage. Princess Birgitta married Johan Georg, Prince of Hohenzollern- Sigmaringen.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2005, 02:59:36 PM »
I'm curious - is Princess Sibylla Sybilla in English?

Anyway, I haven't either got very much information about her. Is there a biography or something?

My impression of her is based solely on the photos in which she looks very cold and distant. The death of her husband must have been a shock to her, leaving her alone with five children. It sounds a bit bad that Sibylla's son King Carl XVI Gustaf has told in an interview that his nanny, Ingrid ”Nenne” Björnberg, was like a mother to him. While Sibylla was always away on duty, perhaps. This sounds like she would have had an active life after becoming widow.
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2005, 03:13:26 PM »
i did not know her unpopularity was because she had daughters sweden was never occupied by germany so i dont think they would realy care her unpopularity i heard was because she never learnt to speak swedish.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2005, 03:36:56 PM »
Well,I dont think the daughters were the biggest problem, but it didnt help the situation. And yes,one of the problems was that she never learnt to master the swedish language.
Eventhough Sweden wasnt invaded by Germany, she still had to deal with the anti-german feelings of the days. Many of her relatives were nazis and she was accused of being one aswell.
She also had a hard time making contact with people outside the family. Her husbands death didnt make it easier for her.  

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2005, 03:56:35 PM »
she died quite young there is not much info on her even on swedish websites maybe they want to play down her memory?.

after queen louisa's death in 1965 did she not become first lady of of sweden?