Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson

Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, LoK av KMO (Christina Louise Helena, born 3 August 1943) is the youngest of the four older sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. She generally uses the name Christina Magnuson.

Princess Christina
Mrs. Magnuson
Prinsessan Christina, fru Magnuson.jpg
Magnuson prior to the wedding of her niece Madeleine in June 2013
Born (1943-08-03) 3 August 1943 (age 79)
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
Spouse
(m. 1974)
IssueGustaf Magnuson
Oscar Magnuson
Victor Magnuson
Names
Christina Louise Helena Magnuson
HouseBernadotte
FatherPrince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
MotherPrincess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Early lifeEdit

 
Christina (in front) at play with her sisters in 1945.

Christina was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm as the fourth child and youngest daughter of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She is the granddaughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

Family and careerEdit

She met her future husband, Tord Magnuson, at a lunch in Stockholm in 1961. Her engagement to Magnuson was announced on 1 February 1974. The couple married on 15 June 1974 in the Palace Church of the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The couple have three sons: Carl Gustaf Victor (b. 1975), Tord Oscar Frederik (born 1977) and Victor Edmund Lennart (born 1980).

Christina Magnuson chaired[1][2] the Swedish Red Cross for nine years,[3] and through her friendship with Kjerstin Dellert for many years has been chairman[4] of the Ulriksdal Palace theatre's friendship society.

In January 2023 the princess was seen and heard commenting extensively throughout a two-part documentary broadcast by Sweden's national public service Sveriges Television about the last three kings of Sweden: her brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.[5]

HealthEdit

In October 2016, it was announced that Magnuson has been diagnosed with chronic leukemia.[6] It was later made known that she had been cured following stem cell treatment.

Titles, styles and honoursEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 3 August 1943 – 1 February 1974: Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden
  • 1 February 1974 – Present: Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson

National honoursEdit

Foreign honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Codrington, Andrea (29 April 1999). "TALKING DESIGN WITH: Princess Christina of Sweden; Where Ordinary Is Beautiful, and Vice Versa". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Roxette Honored by King of Sweden". AP NEWS. 1 February 2003. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Article by Ewa Stenberg". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  4. ^ "We at Confidencen: Board and General Management". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ Link to program (viewable only in Sweden)
  6. ^ "Prinsessan Christina sjuk i cancer | Metro". Metro.se. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Medaljförläningar 6 juni 2021 - Sveriges Kungahus". Archived from the original on 22 October 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  8. ^ "The King awards the Prince Carl Medal to Johan von Schreeb". Swedish Royal Court. Archived from the original on 23 November 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Tyska statsbesoeket 2003 05 20 Galamiddag pa Drottningholms slott Prinsessan Christina och Tord Magnu". 20 May 2003.
  10. ^ "Magnusson, Christina, Sweden, 24 November 1998, Grand Cross". Icelandic Presidency Website. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Magnuson S.A.R. Christina la Principessa di Svezia, Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italian". Italian Presidency website. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  12. ^ "CIDADÃOS ESTRANGEIROS AGRACIADOS COM ORDENS PORTUGUESAS – Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas". Ordens.presidencia.pt. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Visit of Sweden and official dinner". Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  14. ^ "The Orders in Sweden – Sveriges Kungahus". Kungahuset.se. Archived from the original on 11 December 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Prinsessan Christina tilldelades Henry Dunant-medaljen – Sveriges Kungahus". Kungahuset.se. 15 December 2005. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.