Ouch! That must have stung, having to give up anything just to help the PR effort to gloss over Sofiaís sordid past.
This may be the wrong place to post but is there a reason Christina does royal duties but the other sisters donít? I know the other two moved away from Sweden so was it just that?
She seems to have done a lot of charity work so Iím sure she deserves the medal.
Margareta and Desiree married before CG became king and lost their succession and HRH status as they married men of a lower social class (Sweden was once quite strict on these things). Although Desiree married a Baron and stayed in Sweden she still forfeited her title and rights upon marriage. Margareta married an English man and resided there too. Birgitta married a Prince so she kept her title, but was/is officially a Princess of Hohenzollern now and therefore does not undertake duties on behalf of the SRF.
Christina married after CG became king, and he is much more lax in allowing family members to marry people of different class and keep their titles, he himself married a commoner and it was only during his reign that Bertil married Lillian. And of course decades down the line he allowed CP to marry Hoefia, which would have been massively denied during the rein of Gustaf VI Adolf or his predecessors. So Christina kept her HRH title, resided in Sweden and was/is a working member of the family. At the time of her marriage she was also the "first lady" or the SRF as it was before CG married Silvia and after their mother Sibylla passed away, and because of family members losing succession rights etc there was very few members actually able to represent and carry out duties.
Sorry for the long explanation, but I hope this makes sense! I've always wondered if there was any animosity between Christina, Desiree and Margareta regarding the loss of titles upon marriage. I'm sure CG would reinstate his elder sisters, but perhaps they prefer the lives they have had rather than one of duty and public-facing.