Monday, September 9, 2019

A selection of Swedish postcards

 These images come from my personal royal postcard collection.

King Gustav V (1858-1950) m Princess Victoria of Baden (1862-1930) in 1881.  Three sons, King Gustav VI, Prince Wilhelm and Prince Erik

Prince Wilhelm,Duke of Södermanland (1884-1965) m Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958) in 1908. They divorced in 1914.  One son, Lennart (1909-2004)

Prince Oscar of Sweden (1859-1953), second son of Oscar II, married in 1888 to Ebba Munck af Fulkila (1858-1948).  This marriage was without the king's consent.  Ebba had served as Victoria's lady-in-waiting.  Oscar was created Prince Bernadotte by his uncle, Grand Duke Adolph of Luxembourg in 1892.

Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland (1889-1918), the youngest son of King Gustav V and Queen Victoria.  He suffered from epilepsy and learning disabilities.  

Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke (1865-1947) was the youngest of four sons of King Oscar II.  He never married,  Prince Eugen was a gifted artist.

Prince Eugen's home, Waldemarsudde, is now a museum and open to the public.

Scroll down to see photos of my visit to Waldemarsudde in 2017.

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