German and Swedish Princess. Of the Wettin (in Britain Windsor) Dynasty, her father was Duke Karl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and her mother Victoria Adelheid, an Oldenburg Dynasty princess. Sibylla was the mother of current (2016) King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. She married the Swedish Heir Apparent, Gustaf Adolf, Duke of West Bothnia, in 1932 and bore him first four daughters in a row and then the long awaited son needed for the male-only succession stipulated in those days. In WW2 her family had Nazi leanings which hampered her chances of any major popularity in Sweden, as did her retiring demeanor. Her husband's strong personality was struck down when he perished in a plane crash three years before her father-in-law King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden ascended to the throne. Her son thus became a one-year-old, fatherless Crown Prince. The widowed Duchess of West Bothnia worked her royal Swedish role dutifully, attending the openings of parliament and Nobel Prize ceremonies every year dressed in the family's sumptuous crown jewels with her step-mother-in-law Queen Louise of Sweden and eventually her own good-looking daughters. Her popularity duly increased in her older age. Sadly, she missed what should have been one of the joyous highlights of her challenged life by succumbing to cancer less than a year before her son finally ascended to the throne upon the death of his 90-year-old grandfather.
Bio by: Count Demitz