Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson

Princess Christina

Princess Christina prior to the wedding of her niece Madeleine in June 2013
Born (1943-08-03) 3 August 1943
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.


Princess Christina was born at Haga Palace outside Stockholm as the fourth child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She is the granddaughter of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. She was Chairman of the Swedish Red Cross for 9 years.[1]

She met her future husband, Tord Magnuson, at a lunch in Stockholm in 1961. Her engagement to Magnuson was announced on 1 February 1974. The couple married on 15 June 1974 in the Palace Church of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. 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, a policy begun by the previous king when her older sisters Margaretha and Désirée were married before her. Under the Swedish constitution at that time, they, as women, and her descendants were not eligible to inherit the throne and are still not.

The couple have three sons: Carl Gustaf Victor (b. 1975), an economist, Tord Oscar Frederik (b. 1977), an eyewear designer;[2] andVictor Edmund Lennart (b. 1980).

In October 2016, it was announced that Magnuson has been diagnosed with chronic leukemia.[3]


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

Foreign honours

Titles and styles




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  26. Henri Dunant Medal
  27. Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service
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