11 June 2017

Previously at the Palace: Sweden's Princess Brides & Cristina's Lost Title

In this series, we capture the biographical and major news posts from this date in previous years so that you can "catch up" on your favorites or reflect on some topics you might have missed. One paragraph is included here; click the title to see the full post.

"In my post 15 Princesses to Watch in 2015, I said you would be hearing more about Infanta Cristina of Spain but for all the worst reasons. However, I would never have predicted that her brother, King Felipe, would revoke her title even before here corruption case has begun. This does not bode well for the princess." READ MORE

"When Sofia Hellqvist marries Prince Carl Philip of Sweden this Saturday, she will become only the fifth bride to marry into the Swedish royal family in the last 100 years. This is due partially to the plethora of Swedish princesses that have been born versus Swedish princes... [Plus] the dynastic rule against "unequal marriages" was not overturned until the 1970s. Therefore, when the current king's uncles wanted to marry commoners, they had to give up their titles and rights to the throne. Of the three uncles, only his uncle Prince Bertil did not surrender his title. Instead, he lived with his lady love for three decades until the rules were changed and he finally married her and made her Princess Lilian when they were in their sixties!READ MORE

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