We just must have Aunt Magda in her own tread, this golfing and smoking legend!
She is such a treasure among the Princesses in Europe.
So here we go!
Some facts:Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern
(Birgitta Ingeborg Alice, born 19 January 1937)
is a sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
She was born at Haga Palace in Stockholm County.
Magda in the middle
She is the second child of late Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and late Princess Sibylla of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha and a granddaughter of late King Gustaf VI Adolf
Her sisters are Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson.She is the estranged wife of HSH Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern.
Among her sisters she alone married a man of princely status, and, in keeping with the tradition that royal princesses who marry royal princes retain their premarital styles, Princess Birgitta retained her Swedish style of Royal Highness.http://en.wikipedia.org/w...incess_Birgitta_of_SwedenOn a visit in 1959 to friends and relatives in Germany, the princess met her future husband at a cocktail party.
On 15 December 1960, her engagement to Johann Georg Carl Leopold Eitel-Friedrich Meinrad Maria Hubertus Michael, Prince of Hohenzollern (b. 1932), was announced.
The civil ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 25 May 1961, and the religious in the Sankt Johann Church at the bridegroom's Family Palace of Sigmaringen on 30 May/ 31 July 1961.
Prince Johann Georg and Princess Birgitta separated in 1990, though they remain legally married.
She lives on the island Majorca in Spain, while her husband, known as "Hansi," lives in Munich and is the director of a museum.
They have 3 kids. Hansi has a new woman and Birgitta has her wine, cigarettes, golf and sun!
At Victorias wedding
"One of the lovely posters on our rousing royal wedding live post remarked that Princess Birgitta here, the second of the king’s four sisters, sort of resembles a character out of Star Wars, and now I can’t unsee it.
It’s something about the way the tiara is placed in her hair, I think — usually we see this tiara, Queen Sophie’s Nine-Prong Diamond Tiara, up on top of the wearer’s head.
It’s a little strange to see the Pronger out front and center like this, and I think that’s what’s making her look a little sci-fi.
Of course, the Majorcan tan probably isn’t helping, either. Birgitta, the only one of the king’s sisters who didn’t lose her title when she married (because she didn’t marry a commoner), lives on the Spanish island, while her husband, Prince Johann George of Hohenzollern (from whom she’s been separated for two decades) lives in Germany.
Maybe, erm, a bit of sunblock, Your Royal Highness?
The gala concert at Vick´s wedding
Magda to the right in a lovely hat!