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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2006, 03:18:26 PM »
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Does anyone know how well she got along with her (step)mother-in-law Louise Mountbatten?

I have always wondered of the relationship between Sybilla and Queen Ingrid.  I have only ever read one reference about it stating that Queen Ingrid was "fond of her sister-in-law".



I am not sure of how well princess Sibylla got along with queen Louise. The relationships between queen Louise and most of her stepchilden was not very warm, although I believe that queen Louise did her very best. It is said that everything was easier with the grandchildren, although they did not call her grandmother.

It is said that it was Ingrid who introduced Sibylla and prince Gustaf Adolf to each other, or at least made sure that he went to the wedding where it is said that he met Sibylla (probably the wedding of lady May Cambridge and sir Henry Abel Smith). Ingrid is said to have been of the opinion that Sibylla and Gustaf Adolf would be a good match. I do not know how the relationship between Ingrid and Sibylla was later, though. Maybe World War II put a strain on it, or maybe not.
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« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2006, 06:30:58 PM »
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 The relationships queen Louise and most of her stepchilden was not very warm, although I believe that queen Louise did her very best. It is said that everything was easier with the grandchildren, although they did not call her grandmother.
 


Poor Louise.  I had always gotten the impression from things I've read that she was never really accepted and cared for within the family.

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« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2006, 02:33:55 AM »
Leuchtenberg, that is the same impression I have got. Among her stepchildren especially Ingrid was a problem to her, and even got hostile at times. Ingrid's brother Sigvard wrote about this in his memoirs. The children of Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla is said to have called Louise "Tant It" or just "It" (tant approximately means aunt); "It" was in this case a term of endearment, but like I said before, it is said that they never called her grandmother.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2006, 01:56:01 PM »
Yes, Ingrid, being the only daughter was very close to her mother and also possessive of her father after Daisy died. Not an uncommon stepmother/stepdaughter relationship.
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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2006, 05:03:37 AM »
I don`t know news about the contact between Queen Louise and Princess Sybilla! But Ìm sure, that the life of Louise was not easy in the first time of her stay in Sweden! The former Crownprincess MArgaret was a very nice looking woman, the photos with her and the five children are really too nice! But in Margarets face, there was not often a smile! Louise Mountbatten was not such a good looking woman, but in her face is living and power! That her stepchildren were not friendly to her is really possible!
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From a swedisch friend, I heard, that Sybilla was never very popular in Sweden! She never got a direct contact to the people and stayed more in her world!

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« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2006, 02:46:22 AM »
Today there is an article about Gustav Adolf and the nazis in "Aftonbladet":
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,789873,00.html

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« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2006, 02:40:37 PM »
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Today there is an article about Gustav Adolf and the nazis in "Aftonbladet":
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,789873,00.html




In April this year a biography on Gustav Adolf will be published in Sweden (in Swedish), "Han som aldrig fick bli kung" by Per Svensson. It will be interesting to see how much this book deals with the nazi connection. I will buy it as soon as it is published. :)

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2008, 05:05:47 PM »
Biography on Sibylla by Boger Lundgren was published last year, only in Swedish. The book is based on interviews with her children.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2008, 03:12:44 PM »

Sibylla with Gustav Adolfs sister Ingrid, the one who brought the two of them together


With Gustav Adolf


Sibylla, I like her - she and her husband was not often photographed smiling, but when she did she had such a happy, sunny, face

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2008, 06:41:41 AM »
Her Face looks really different when She smiles!

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« Reply #70 on: February 17, 2008, 11:28:44 AM »
here are some pictures of Sybilla with her daughters...













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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2008, 10:06:51 AM »
Thank you for the pictures, I can add one or two more. As a little girl:


Engagement picture:


Wedding:


Later:


I find her beautiful but in a rather cold sort of way.

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« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2008, 05:31:15 AM »
There was a major article on Princess Sybilla in Royalty Digest a few years ago which gave lots of details about her childhood, marriage, widowhood etc. Its such a shame the monthly magazine stopped publication - it was a treasure trove of information, images, reviews etc - and included excellent articles on many lesser known royalties.

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Re: Princess Sybilla
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2008, 06:03:53 AM »
There was a major article on Princess Sybilla in Royalty Digest a few years ago which gave lots of details about her childhood, marriage, widowhood etc. Its such a shame the monthly magazine stopped publication - it was a treasure trove of information, images, reviews etc - and included excellent articles on many lesser known royalties.

Royalty Digest   was relaunched as Royalty Digest Quarterly - a wonderful magazine by the way.

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« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2008, 06:16:15 AM »
I agree - and all credit to RDM - but it is a long wait between issues. I miss the monthly magazine.