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Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Westrobothnia

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Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Westrobothnia (Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund Bernadotte, April 22, 1906January 26, 1947) was the eldest son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. His mother was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria since she was the daughter of HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and his wife, Princess Margaret Luise of Prussia.

On October 19, 1932 he married Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, daughter of Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Princess Sibylla was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, a granddaughter of HRH Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. They had five children:

  1. Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (1934-)
  2. HRH Princess Birgitta (1937-)
  3. Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938-)
  4. Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnusson (1943-)
  5. HM King Carl XVI Gustaf (1946-)

Prince Gustaf Adolf was killed in an airplane accident at the Copenhagen Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark.nl:Gustaaf Adolf van Zweden sv:Gustav Adolf av Sverige

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