Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. She generally uses the name Christina Magnuson.(Christina Louise Helena, born 3 August 1943) is the youngest of the four older sisters of
|Born||3 August 1943|
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
|Father||Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten|
|Mother||Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
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 the Swedish Red Cross for nine years, and through her friendship with Kjerstin Dellert for many years has been chairman 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.
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
- Sweden: Member Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Seraphim (LoK av KMO)
- Sweden: Member of the Royal Family Decoration of King Gustaf VI Adolf, 1st Class
- Sweden: Member of the Royal Family Decoration of King Carl XVI Gustaf, 1st Class
- Sweden: Recipient of the Kings Medal, Special Class
- Sweden: Recipient of the Prince Carl Medal
- Sweden: Recipient of the 90th Birthday Medal of King Gustav V
- Sweden: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of King Gustav V
- Sweden: Recipient of the 85th Birthday Medal of King Gustaf VI Adolf
- Sweden: Recipient of the 50th Birthday Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
- Sweden: Recipient of the Wedding Medal of Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel Westling
- Sweden: Recipient of the Ruby Jubilee Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
- Sweden: Recipient of the 70th Birthday Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf
- Argentina: Grand Cross of the Order of the Liberator General San Martín
- Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant
- France: Commander of the Order of the Legion of Honour
- Germany: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1st Class
- Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon
- Italy: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
- Japan: Paulownia Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown
- Netherlands: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (11 October 2022)
- Norway: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Olav
- Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Christ
- Yugoslavia: Order of the Yugoslav Great Star
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- Link to program (viewable only in Sweden)
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