Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg (1923-2016)

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Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg, widow of Count Carl-Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg, uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, died on Monday, September 12, 2016.   She was 93 years old.

 http://www.kungahuset.se/press/pressmeddelanden/2016pressmeddelanden/grevinnangunnilabernadotteharavlidit.5.164e81b015607465dc1f9d.html

Countess Gunnila Märta Louise was the  daughter of Count Nils Wachtmeister af Johannishus and Märta De Geer af Leufsta  She was born at  Stockholm on May 12, 1923.  She married in 1942 to  Carl-Herman Bussler.   In 1988, she married for a second time, Count  Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916-2012), youngest son of King Gustav VI Adolf.

Count Carl-Johan's first wife, Kerstin, died in 1987.  On September 29, 1988, in Copenhagen,  Carl-Johan married Countess Gunnila.  They attended royal events in Sweden, and also visited the US on occasion.

She is survived by two children from her first marriage,  Madeleine (1948) and Carl-Fredrik (Fred) Bussler (1951)and their families.

http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2010/06/count-carl-johan-bernadotte-and-his.html    This article includes information on my meeting Count Carl Johan and Countess Gunnila at the Washington, D.C.,  home of Count and Countess Peder Bonde (whose daughter was once married to Carl Johan's.)  The Count and Countess wanted to meet me and invited me to lunch.

A more detailed blog post on Countess Gunnila's life. http://trondni.blogspot.com/2016/09/at-roads-end-countess-gunnila.html

and  http://dagtho.blogspot.no/2016/09/gunnila-bernadotte-countess-of-wisborg.html

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