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Re: 20+ Years
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Posted by Stefan on 5/12/2019, 15:40:00, in reply to "Re: 20+ Years
Although not a widower but Prince Vilhelm of Swden emained unmarried after his divorce in 1914 until his death in 1965.
The Duke of Connaught was a widower for nearly 25 years.
If it wasn't for his assassination, Lord Mountbatten would certainly have been a widower for longer than 19 years (1960-79).
The reason for Gustav V not to remarry can be explain by his alleged homossexuality.
Having fulfilled "his duty" and given the country the expected heir, he might have considered he had accomplished his mission and feel satisfied without the presence of a wife by his side.
Other loongtime widowers are King Olav V. of Norway, widower for almost 37 years, his father King Haakon VII., widower for 18 years and King Gustaf V. of Sweden, widower for 20 years.
Yes, the first two have already been mentioned in previous posts of this thread; I hadn't thought of the third one, however.
But given the longevity of the Bernadotte kings, perhaps it's no surprise.