The Marriage of Gustav III

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The Marriage of Gustav III
Also known as Gustav III:s äktenskap
Country of origin Sweden
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of episodes 2
Original network SVT
Original release 25 December (2001-12-25) – 26 December 2001 (2001-12-26)

The Marriage of Gustav III (Swedish: Gustav III:s äktenskap) is a Swedish television series in two parts built upon a period in the life of King Gustav III of Sweden. The series aired in 2001. The director was Marcus Olsson and the manuscript writer was Klas Östergren.[1][2][3]


The series take place at the royal Swedish court in the 1770s on the Royal Palace, Stockholm, and Ekolsund Castle. The plot portrays the famous event in 1775 when the King, after nine years of marriage, decides to consummate his marriage with the Queen in order to provide an heir to the throne. The reconciliation between the royal couple is managed by Stable master Adolf Fredrik Munck af Fulkila and, though the event is followed by success in 1778, it resulted in a scandal where the legitimacy of the Crown Prince is questioned by the mother of the King.


The series won the prize of best Television series, the Prix Europa, in 2002.



  1. ^ "The Marriage of Gustav III [Region 2]". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Marriage of Gustav III". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Marriage of Gustav III (English subs) R2 New DVD". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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