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Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson

Swedish princess
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About
Date of birth Haga Palace, Solna Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden
Family
Mother: Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Sister(s): Princess Désirée Baroness Silfverschiöld Princess Birgitta of Sweden Princess Margaretha Mrs. Ambler
Spouse: Tord Magnuson
Father: Prince Gustaf Adolf Duke of Västerbotten
Awards Royal Order of the Seraphim, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon, Commander of the Legion of Honour
Authority VIAF id
The details
Biography

Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, LoK av KMO (Christina Louise Helena, born 3 August 1943) is the youngest of four older sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. She does business as Christina Magnuson.

Biography

Princess Christina was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm as the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She is the granddaughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. She was Chairman of the Swedish Red Cross for 9 years.

She met her future husband, Tord Magnuson, at a lunch in Stockholm in 1961. Her engagement to Magnuson was announced on 1 February 1974. The couple married on 15 June 1974 in the Palace Church of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Because of her unequal marriage, she lost her style of Royal Highness and from the king received the courtesy title of Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, a policy begun by the previous king when her older sisters Margaretha and Désirée were married before her. Under the Swedish constitution at that time, they, as women, and her descendants were not eligible to inherit the throne and are still not.

The couple have three sons: Carl Gustaf Victor (b. 1975), an economist, Tord Oscar Frederik (b. 1977), an eyewear designer; and Victor Edmund Lennart (b. 1980).

In October 2016, it was announced that Magnuson has been diagnosed with chronic leukemia.

Honours

Princess Christina's original coat of arms as a Princess of Sweden

National honours

  • Sweden: Member Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Seraphim (LoK av KMO)
  • Sweden: Member of the Royal Family Decoration of King Gustaf VI Adolf, 1st Class
  • Sweden: Member of the Royal Family Decoration of King Carl XVI Gustaf, 1st Class
  • Sweden: Member Grand Cross of the Social Grand Order of the Amaranth
  • Sweden: Member Grand Cross of the Social Order of Innocence
  • Sweden: Recipient of the Prince Carl Medal
  • Sweden: Recipient of the 90th Birthday Medal of King Gustav V
  • Sweden: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of King Gustav V
  • Sweden: Recipient of the 85th Birthday Badge Medal of King Gustaf VI Adolf
  • Sweden: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Sweden: Recipient of the Wedding Medal of Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel Westling
  • Sweden: Recipient of the Ruby Jubilee Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Sweden: Recipient of the 70th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf

Foreign honours

  • Denmark: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Elephant
  • France: Commander of the Order of the Legion of Honour
  • Germany: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1st Class
  • Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon
  • Italy: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  • Japan: Paulownia Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown
  • Norway: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav
  • Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Christ

Titles and styles

  • 3 August 1943 – 15 June 1974 Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden.

Awards

  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement International Red Cross and Red Crescent: Recipient of the Henry Dunant Medal

Ancestry

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