John Ambler (1964)
|Born||John Kenneth Ambler
6 June 1924
|Died||31 May 2008
|Spouse(s)||Princess Margaretha of Sweden (m. 1964)|
|Children||Baroness Sybilla von Dincklage
Charles Edward Ambler
James Patrick Ambler
|Parent(s)||Captain Charles Ambler
Ambler was born in Sussex. His parents were Captain Charles Ambler (1896–1954) and Louise Cullen (1895–1980).
Princess Margaretha and John Ambler were married in Gärdslösa Church, Öland, on 30 June 1964. The couple then lived in England, first in London and later at Chippinghurst Manor outside Oxford. They had three children: Sybilla Louise (b. London, 14 April 1965), Charles Edward (b. London, 14 July 1966) and James Patrick (b. Oxford, 10 June 1967).
For many years John Ambler was a director of Atlas Express Ltd (which provided nationwide parcel delivery services) and managing director of Atlas Air Express. In the late 1950s he used Freddie Laker's Channel Air Bridge car ferry flights from Southend to Rotterdam and Ostend and working with continental hauliers established 'TRUKAIR', an integrated and fast European delivery network connecting the UK with the Common Market and Scandinavia. This was a pioneering venture ahead of the arrival of daily ro-ro ferry services linking the UK with the Continent.
When business declined the family had to leave Chippinghurst Manor and move to a smaller house. The Amblers often visited the Swedish royal family at Solliden on Öland and John Ambler often participated in King Carl XVI Gustaf's autumn hunts.
- Netherlands: Recipient of the Wedding Medal of Princess Beatrix, Princess of Orange and Claus Van Amsberg.