I've taken part in a discussion on the European RMB regarding the appointment of Pr.Henry Battenberg as HRH by Q.Victoria on his marriage to Pss Beatrice, a title that was not recognized in Hesse and elsewhere in Germany.
I wondered about Count Lennart Bernadotte.
Born from an equal marriage, he lost his royal titles due to his morganatic marriage in 1932 to Karin Nissvandt, and became plain Mr.Bernadotte.
19 years later (Wikipedia info) Grand-Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg admitted him in the nobilty of Luxembourg as Count of Wisborg with the treatment of Prince.
A couple of questions:
1. What was GDss Charlotte business to enoble Mr. Lennart Bernadotte 19 years after he had lost his titles ?
Were they close ?
Did he ask her for a title or did she decide to give him the title out of her good heart ?
2. Was the King of Sweden consulted about the concession of the lux. title and admission on the lux. nobilty ?
At least, did he not object ?
3. Was the title Count of Wisborg and the upgrade to Prince recognized in Sweden or did the swedish court continue to treat him as Mr. Bernadotte (despite all the kindness that seemed to have been between the present king and his family and the Lennart family) ?
The Wiki article has a reference to something I never have heard before: The Counts of Wisborg are considered to be part of the Swedish unintroduced nobility.
From what I understood, they are not "proper" swedish nobles, but correct me if I am wrong.
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