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Prince Carl Bernadotte

Prince Bernadotte
Prince Carl in 1930s
Born (1911-01-10)10 January 1911
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 27 June 2003(2003-06-27) (aged 92)
Málaga, Spain
Spouse Countess Elsa von Rosen (1937–1951; divorce)[1]
Ann Margareta Larsson (1954–1961; divorce)[1]
Kristine Rivelsrud (1978-2003)[1]
Issue Countess Madeleine Bernadotte
Full name
Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian
House House of Bernadotte
Father Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Mother Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
Swedish Royalty
House of Bernadotte
Charles XIV John
Oscar I
Oscar I
Charles XV
Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland
Oscar II
Princess Eugenie
Prince August, Duke of Dalarna
Charles XV
Lovisa, Queen of Denmark
Prince Carl Oscar, Duke of Södermanland
Oscar II
Gustaf V
Prince Oscar, Duke of Gotland
Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke
Margaretha, Princess Axel of Denmark
Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway
Astrid, Queen of Belgium
Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland
Gustaf V
Gustaf VI Adolf
Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland
Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland
Prince Lennart, Duke of Småland
Gustaf VI Adolf
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland
Ingrid, Queen of Denmark
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Prince Carl Johan, Duke of Dalarna
Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler
Birgitta, Princess Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson
Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf
Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland

Carl Gustaf Oscar Fredrik Christian, Prince Bernadotte (Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. To distinguish himself from his father, he was widely known as Mulle within the family. Apparently his mother wanted to name him Samuel, but this was not thought of as a proper royal name.


  • Marriage and loss of status 1
  • The Huseby scandal 2
  • Arms 3
  • Ancestry 4
  • References 5

Marriage and loss of status

When on 6 July 1937 at Kvillinge, Sweden, Prince Carl married Countess Elsa von Rosen (Stockholm, 7 February 1904 – Stockholm, 15 April 1991), he had to relinquish his succession rights and his royal titles. She was the daughter of Count Eugén von Rosen and Eleonore Wijk, and ex-wife of Count Adolf von Rosen. Bernadotte's brother-in-law, King Leopold III of Belgium, conferred upon him the title Prince Bernadotte in the Belgian nobility on the same date, with the right to the comital title for his male-line descendants. He had one daughter, Countess Madeleine (b. Stockholm, 8 October 1938), and divorced Elsa in 1951. He married Ann Margareta Larsson (Danderyd, 22 March 1921–3 September 1975) at Danderyd, Sweden, on 1 November 1954. They divorced in 1961, without issue. His third and final marriage was held at the Embassy of Sweden in Rabat, Morocco, on 8 June 1978 to Kristine Rivelsrud (b. Eidsfoss, Norway, 22 April 1932-4 November 2014), without issue.[1][2]

Bernadotte died on 27 June 2003 in Málaga, Spain. His widow, Princess Kristine Bernadotte, died at their home at Villa Capricornio in Benalmadena, Spain, on November 4, 2014, at the age of 82.[3][4]

The Huseby scandal

Carl Bernadotte was at the center of the Huseby scandal that occurred in the late 1950s in Sweden amidst a great deal of publicity. Bernadotte had gained the trust of Florence Stephens, a wealthy elderly heiress of a large estate near Växjö in southern Sweden. A complex set of criminal transactions led to the ruin of Stephens and to bring Bernadotte to court. Bernadotte was acquitted in spite of his full confession – he was not considered sane with regards to his actions and therefore not criminally culpable. Bernadotte left Sweden shortly after the trial and spent the rest of his life in Spain.


Arms of Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland from 1911 to 1937
Carl's arms after 1937


16. Charles XIV John of Sweden
8. Oscar I of Sweden
17. Désirée Clary
4. Oscar II of Sweden
18. Eugène de Beauharnais
9. Josephine of Leuchtenberg
19. Princess Augusta of Bavaria
2. Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
20. Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
10. William, Duke of Nassau
21. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
5. Sofia of Nassau
22. Prince Paul of Württemberg
11. Princess Pauline of Württemberg
23. Princess Katharina Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen
1. Prince Carl, Duke of Östergötland
24. Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
12. Christian IX of Denmark
25. Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
6. Frederick VIII of Denmark
26. Prince William of Hesse
13. Louise of Hesse-Kassel
27. Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark
3. Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
28. Oscar I of Sweden (= 8)
14. Charles XV of Sweden
29. Josephine of Leuchtenberg (= 9)
7. Lovisa of Sweden
30. Prince Frederik of the Netherlands
15. Princess Louise of the Netherlands
31. Princess Louise of Prussia


  1. ^ a b c d "Prince Carl Bernadotte".  
  2. ^ Holst Poulsen, Victoria Rogena (2014-11-16). "Swedish and Norwegian royals at funeral of Princess Kristine".  
  3. ^ "Una princesa en Málaga: Fue la tercera esposa de Carlos, con quien siempre vivió en Villa Capricornio, en Benalmádena".  
  4. ^ Isaksen, Trond Norén (2014-11-10). "Nekrolog: Prinsesse Kristine Bernadotte".  
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