Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits great-grandmother’s grave

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Photo: Kungl. Hovstaterna

According to the official Instagram page of the Swedish Royal House, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her family, and her aunt Princess Christina visited the grave of Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden, yesterday on the 100th anniversary of her death.

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Photo: Kungl. Hovstaterna

The posted photo shows they placed a pot of daisies by the grave as the Crown Princess was nicknamed Daisy in the family.

Princess Margaret of Connaught was the first wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, but she died 30 years before her husband became King. In the late 1919s, it was announced that Margaret, now 37, was expecting her sixth child, but few knew about the Crown Princess’s declining health. A couple of months earlier, she had been diagnosed with otitis and had to undergo surgery in December. In March the following year, she became ill with chickenpox and was fighting a severe cold. On 30 April, she complained about pain in her right ear and jaw, and the following morning, she suffered blood poisoning and heart failure.

She died on 1 May 1920 – still only 38 years old.

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