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

Princess Christina
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 76)
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
Spouse
Tord Magnuson (m. 1974)
IssueGustaf Magnuson
Oscar Magnuson
Victor Magnuson
Full name
Christina Louise Helena Magnuson
HouseBernadotte
FatherPrince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
MotherPrincess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Christina (in front) at play with her sisters in 1945.

Early lifeEdit

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. Because of her morganatic marriage, she lost her style of Royal Highness and from the king received the courtesy title of Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, a policy begun by the previous king when her older sisters Margaretha and Désirée were married before her. Under the Swedish constitution at that time, they, as women, and her descendants were not eligible to inherit the throne.

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] of 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.

HealthEdit

In October 2016, it was announced that Magnuson has been diagnosed with chronic leukemia.[5] It was later made known that she had been cured following stem cell treatment.

Titles, styles, honours and awardsEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 3 August 1943 — 15 June 1974: Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden
  • 1974 — present: Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson
 
Princess Christina's original coat of arms as a Princess of Sweden

HonoursEdit

National honoursEdit

Foreign honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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