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Original name:  Margaret Victoria Augusta Charlotte Norah
Birth: Jan. 15, 1882
Berkshire, England
Death: May 1, 1920
Stockholms län, Sweden

Crown Princess of Sweden. Her British royal parents, of the (then) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, were Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, third son of Queen Regnant Victoria, and Princess-Duchess Louise, née Hohenzollern of Prussia. Margaret, whose nickname was Daisy, was born at the Bagshot Park palace, England. In 1905 she married the hereditary prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden, later king Gustav VI Adolf. Upon arrival in her new country, where she also was Duchess of Scania as his consort, her name was officially changed by law to its Swedish form, Margareta. The couple became Crown Prince and Princess when old King Oscar II died in 1907. The Duchess gave birth to four sons and an only daughter, Ingrid, who eventually became Queen of Denmark. Margareta was recognized as a picture painter of talent, an energetic and trailblazing advocate of women's sports, a nature lover and a photography buff. Part of her story is also given in the page text for this cemetery, which was founded in accordance with her wishes. A popular book of hers, Från Blomstergården (From the Flower Garden), was published in 1917. Though loved there by everyone, it was rumored in royal circles that she was unhappy in Sweden and often was homesick for England. On May Day (Swedish Labor Day) of 1920 she died suddenly and unexpectedly, following her last pregnancy, leaving her husband with the 5 small children. Her cause of death was given as blood poisoning in connection with an ear infection. The socialist prime minister, principally held to a republican persuasion, was notified in the middle of his annual red-flagged manifestations and candidly exclaimed "today, the sun has set on Stockholm Palace". (bio by: Benny Chordt Hansen) 
Family links: 
  Arthur Saxe-Coburg (1850 - 1942)
   Louise of Prussia (1860 - 1917)
   Gustav VI Adolf (1882 - 1973)
   Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (1906 - 1947)*
  Ingrid of Sweden (1910 - 2000)*
   Bertil of Sweden (1912 - 1997)*
   Margareta (1882 - 1920)
   Arthur of Connaught (1883 - 1938)*
  Patricia Ramsay (1886 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Kungliga begravningsplatsen (Royal Cemetery)
Solna kommun
Stockholms län, Sweden
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Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Record added: Sep 19, 2004
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