Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg
|Count of Wisborg
prev. Prince of Sweden, Duke of Uppland
|Spouse||Erica Maria Patzek
Sonja Christensen Robbert
|Count Michael Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg|
|Sigvard Oscar Fredrik Bernadotte|
|House||House of Bernadotte|
|Father||Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden|
|Mother||Princess Margaret of Connaught|
7 June 1907|
|Died||4 February 2002
He was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Margaret, Duchess of Scania, and was originally known as Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland, but lost his royal titles in 1934 when he married a commoner. He was also a paternal uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and a maternal uncle of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.
From 1994 to 2002, he was the oldest living great-grandchild of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and having reached the age of 94, he was her longest-lived male descendant until being overtaken by his younger brother Carl Johan on 29 June 2011.
Sigvard married three times.
He first married commoner Erica Maria Patzek (born in Wilmersdorf, 12 July 1911 - died in Wilmersdorf, 20 July 2007), daughter of Anton Patzek and wife Marie Anna Lala, on 8 March 1934 in London. The couple had no children and divorced on 14 October 1943.
Only 12 days later on 26 October in Copenhagen he married another commoner, Sonja Christensen Robbert (born in Copenhagen, 12 October 1909; died 21 May 2004), daughter of Robert Alexander Christensen Robbert and wife Ebba Elisabeth Svenson.
Bernadotte and wife Sonja were divorced on 6 June 1961.
A month later, on 30 July 1961, Sigvard married in Stockholm Gullan Marie or Marianne Lindberg (b. Helsingborg, 15 July 1924), an actress, and the former Mrs. Gabriel Tchang (a son of a Chinese Minister in Stockholm by whom she had three children), she was the daughter of Helge Lindberg and wife Thyra Dahlman. On her marriage she became Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg.
In 28 May 1983 Sigvard announced to Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå that he intended to title himself prince again.
Over the years he petitioned for restoration of his princely title (although he did not seek reinstatement in the line of succession to the throne), but King Carl XVI Gustaf never obliged, and remained estranged from his uncle.
He also designed glasses frames.
Count Sigvard Bernadotte of WisborgBorn: 7 June 1907 Died: 4 February 2002
Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland
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