Thursday, June 14, 2012

Swedish royal engagement to be announced shortly

June 14, 1932

Hereditary Prince Gustav Adolf, the eldest son of the Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, is expected to announce his engagement to Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on Thursday, the birthday of King Gustav V, reports the Associated Press.

Yesterday morning, Prince Gustav drove away from his father's summer residence to catch the ferry boat to Denmark,  and it is believed that he has gone to Coburg to see Princess Sibylla.

Prince Gustav Adolf has denied all reports of an engagement, but has told reporters to "wait and see."

This royal romance began in England where Prince Gustav Adolf met Princess Sibylla at the wedding of her first cousin, Lady May Cambridge to Henry Abel Smith.  The relationship strengthened with the young German princess returned to England to meet with Gustav Adolf's sister, Princess Ingrid.

Princess Sibylla, 24, is "blond and pretty.  She is a second cousin of Prince Gustav Adolf. Her father is Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  He is a grandson of the late Queen Victoria and Gustav Adolf's mother, the late Princess Margaret of Connaught, was a granddaughter of Victoria.

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