Princess Margaretha of Sweden

Princess Margaretha
Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Denmark
Spouse Prince Axel of Denmark
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark
Prince Flemming of Denmark
Full name
Margaretha Sofia Lovisa Ingeborg
House House of Bernadotte
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Mother Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
Born 25 June 1899(1899-06-25)
Stora Parkudden, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden
Died 4 January 1977(1977-01-04) (aged 77)
Tranemosegård, Fakse, Zealand Denmark
Swedish Royalty
House of Bernadotte
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Charles XIV John
   Oscar I
Oscar I
   Charles XV
   Gustaf, Duke of Upland
   Oscar II
   Princess Eugenie
   August, Duke of Dalarna
Charles XV
   Lovisa, Queen of Denmark
   Carl Oscar, Duke of Södermanland
Oscar II
   Gustaf V
   Oscar, Duke of Gotland
   Eugén, Duke of Närke
   Carl, Duke of Västergötland
   Princess Margaretha
   Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway
   Astrid, Queen of Belgium
   Carl, Duke of Östergötland
Gustaf V
   Gustaf VI Adolf
   Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland
   Erik, Duke of Västmanland
Gustaf VI Adolf
   Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
   Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
   Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
   Bertil, Duke of Halland
   Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna
   Princess Margaretha
   Princess Birgitta
   Princess Désirée
   Princess Christina
   Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf
   Crown Princess Victoria
   Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
   Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Norway, later just of Sweden, Margaretha Sofia Lovisa Ingeborg (Stockholm, 25 June 1899 – Kongsted, near Fakse, Denmark, 3 January/4 January 1977) was a Princess of Sweden by birth and Princess of Denmark by marriage . She was the eldest child of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark.


On the confirmation of Margaretha in 1916, the press gave the event an enthusiastic coverage and remarked that a new age had come to the Swedish royal house, which had lacked princesses for so long.

On 22 May 1919 she married her first cousin once removed, Prince Axel of Denmark, in Stockholm. They had two sons:

The marriage was a love match: her mother remarked that the couple were so much in love that they could not be left alone in a furnished room. Her wedding was celebrated with great festivities in Stockholm. After the death of her sister, the Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha in 1954, she became a great support for her sister's children in Norway: she was the god-mother of princess Märtha Louise of Norway. Her spouse died in 1964. As a widow, she was often back in Sweden, where she would join other members of the Swedish royal house in representative duties at official ceremonies, most notably for the Nobel Prize. She died in 1977.


16. Charles XIV John of Sweden
8. Oscar I of Sweden
17. Désirée Clary
4. Oscar II of Sweden
18. Eugène de Beauharnais
9. Josephine of Leuchtenberg
19. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
2. Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
20. Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
10. William, Duke of Nassau
21. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
5. Sophie of Nassau
22. Prince Paul of Württemberg
11. Princess Pauline of Württemberg
23. Princess Katharina Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen
1. Princess Margaretha of Sweden
24. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
12. Christian IX of Denmark
25. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
6. Frederick VIII of Denmark
26. Prince William of Hesse
13. Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
27. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
3. Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
28. Oscar I of Sweden (= 8)
14. Charles XV of Sweden
29. Josephine of Leuchtenberg (= 9)
7. Louise of Sweden
30. Prince Frederik of the Netherlands
15. Princess Louise of the Netherlands
31. Princess Louise of Prussia
Styles of
Princess Margaretha of Denmark
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am


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