Margareta

Margareta

Original Name Margaret Victoria Augusta Charlotte Norah of the UK
Birth
Bagshot, Surrey Heath Borough, Surrey, England
Death 1 May 1920 (aged 38)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Memorial ID 9479290 · View Source
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Crown Princess of Sweden. Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, third son of reigning Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and Princess-Duchess Louise, née Hohenzollern of Prussia. Margaret, whose nickname was Daisy, was born at the palace of Bagshot Park in England. In 1905 she married the hereditary prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, later King Gustaf 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 of Sweden 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. It has been said that two of her sons would have been treated much more generously by the Swedish Royal Court when they married commoners, if Margareta had still been alive. On May Day (Swedish Labor Day) of 1920 she died suddenly and unexpectedly, during 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 Hjalmar Branting, 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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Benny Chordt Hansen
  • Added: 19 Sep 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9479290
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margareta (15 Jan 1882–1 May 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9479290, citing Kungliga begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .