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: King Carl met Queen Silvia in 1972. His
: mother Princess Sibylla died in 1972, and
: his grandfather died in 1973. Did Queen
: Silvia ever have the opportunity to meet
: either the King's mother or grandfather?
: Also, had King Gustaf VI Adolf lived for
: another few years, is there any reason to
: believe that he would have given his consent
: to the marriage of King Carl and Queen
: Silvia? Finally, Wikipedia states that King
: Carl was seven years old before his was told
: about his father's death. Is that accurate?
: I think it is rather unlikely that Princess
: Silvia or King Gustaf Adolf ever met Silvia
: This is guessing of course, but I don't
: think that King Gustaf Adolf had given his
: consent to such a marriage, but we will
: never know.
: I'm not sure about the exact age, but I know
: that King Carl Gustaf (not King Carl) has
: said that nobody mentioned his father when
: he was a child.