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Madeleine of Sweden

A look at Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Born on 10 June 1982 as Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, she is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was born in a makeshift delivery room inside Drottningholm Palace, and her birth was the only one her father was present for of [read more]

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Queen Silvia of Sweden

A look at Queen Silvia of Sweden

Sweden’s consort was born as Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany, to Walther and Alice Sommerlath. The half-German and half-Brazilian grew up with three older brothers – Ralph, Walther, and Jörg – in their mother’s native Brazil and their father’s native Germany. The family spent time in São Paulo, Brazil, from [read more]

Gunilla Bielke

Gunilla Bielke – A controversial Queen

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Gunilla Bielke was born Gunilla Johansdotter Bielke of Åkerö on 25 June 1568. The daughter of a former governor, Gunilla was orphaned at an early age and raised at the royal court. She spent her days playing with the King of Sweden’s daughter and would eventually become maid-of-honor [read more]

Margaret Leijonhufvud

Margaret Leijonhufvud – The Good Wife

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Margaret Leijonhufvud was Queen of Sweden from 1536 until her death in 1551. Born Margareta Eriksdotter on 1 January 1516 at Ekeberg Castle, she was the daughter of Ebba Eriksdotter Vasa and Erik Abrahamsson Leijonhufvud, who was executed in the Stockholm bloodbath when Margaret was only four years old. [read more]

Frederica of Baden

The exile of Frederica of Baden

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Fredrika Dorotea Vilhelmina was born 12 March 1781 in Karlsruhe, in the Duchy of Baden. Her parents were Karl Ludwig of Baden and Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt. Known as “Frick” to family and friends, Frederica of Baden was the younger sister of the wife of Tsar Alexander I [read more]