Monday, September 17, 2012

New details for Coburg-Sweden wedding

September 17, 1932

Hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha will be married on October 20 at St. Moritz Church in Coburg, according to the Associated Press.  The couple will "speak their nuptial vows in the dim light" of the 15th century church.  More than 1000 guests will attend the wedding, including members of of reigning and non-reigning European royal families.

The groom's father, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, and King Gustav V and other members of the Swedish royal family are expected to travel to Coburg for the wedding.

The newlyweds will be moving into Haga castle, which is now being "rebuilt and modernized in Haga Park," on the outskirts of Stockholm.

The Swedes are said to have an "intense interest" in the marriage.  Princess Sibylla, daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, is "undeniably pretty, of a blonde, smiling type which appeals to the Swedish public.

Unlike his younger brothers, who prefer a "gay social life," Prince Gustaf Adolf has a "retiring disposition," which has made his engagement "all the more interesting to serious minded Sweden."

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