Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson

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Princess Christina
Prinsessan Christina, fru Magnuson.jpg
Princess Christina prior to the wedding of her niece Madeleine in June 2013
Born (1943-08-03) 3 August 1943 (age 73)
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
Spouse Tord Magnuson (m. 1974)
Issue Gustaf Magnuson
Oscar Magnuson
Victor Magnuson
Full name
Christina Louise Helena
House Bernadotte
Father Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Mother Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Christina (in front) at play with her sisters in 1945.

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 does business as Christina Magnuson.

Early life[edit]

Princess Christina was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm. She is the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and granddaughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.

Marriage and family[edit]

She met her future husband at a lunch in Stockholm in 1961; he is Tord Gösta Magnuson (born Stockholm, 7 April 1941), son of Lennart Magnuson and wife Gerda Klemming. Princess Christina's engagement to Tord Magnuson, was announced on 1 February 1974.

The couple married on 15 June 1974 in the Palace Church of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Princess Christina wore the Connaught tiara, part of the Swedish royal family jewels [1] and a wedding gown from the Stockholm couture school, Märtaskolan.[2]

Because of her unequal marriage, she lost her style of Royal Highness and from the King received the courtesy title of Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, and has the style of Her Excellency as a Knight of the Danish Order of the Elephant 1st Class (16 January 1973). Under the Swedish constitution of that time, she, as a woman, and her descendants were not eligible to inherit the throne. Thus they still are not.

The couple has three sons:

  • Carl Gustaf Victor Magnuson (8 August 1975 in Stockholm), an economist; married 2013 Vicky Elisabeth Andrén (born 1983). They have one daughter.
  • Tord Oscar Frederik Magnuson (20 June 1977 in Stockholm), an eyewear designer;[3] married 2011 Emma Emelie Charlotta Ledent (born 1981). They have two sons.
  • Victor Edmund Lennart Magnuson (10 September 1980 in Stockholm), in a relationship with Frida Louise Bergström (born 1980). They have two sons.

Gustaf Magnuson is the godfather of Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland. His brother Oscar Magnuson is the godfather of Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne. Their brother Victor is godfather to Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland.


Princess Christina lives in Stockholm together with her husband who accompanies her on royal family engagements. Between the death of her mother in 1972, and her brother's marriage in 1976, she was the only royal princess in Sweden and acted as the country's first lady.

Though no longer royal,[citation needed] she remains an active member of the King's family and occasionally performs engagements of an official nature, attending events such as the Nobel Prize ceremonies.

She was Chairman of the Swedish Red Cross for 9 years.


Princess Christina's original coat of arms as a Princess of Sweden

See also List of honours of the Swedish Royal Family by country

National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 3 August 1943 - 15 June 1974 Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden.
  • 15 June 1974 - present Her Excellency[citation needed] Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson.




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  20. ^ Icelandese Presidency Website, Magnusson, Christina ; prinsessa ; Svíþjóð ; 1998-11-24 ; Stórkross (= Magnusson, Christina, Sweden, 24 November 1998, Grand Cross)
  21. ^ Italian Presidency website, Magnuson S.A.R. Christina la Principessa di Svezia, Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italian
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  26. ^ Henri Dunant Medal
  27. ^ Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service[unreliable source?]