Before the law of succession was amended it prohibited the marriage of any prince to a private manís daughter; this was understood to prohibit marriage to any non-royal person. It was changed to prohibit marriage to any private Swedish manís daughter, allowing for marriage to foreign commoners but presumably to exclude any other Swedish family from gaining domestic influence by marriage with the Royal Family.
Since 1980 this prohibition does not exist; the latest amendment also removed the crown princely title and position from Carl Philip. Were he still crown prince under the pre-1980 rules he would not have been able to marry Sofia regardless of her past as a lingerie model or not.
A Swedish private man's daughter.
So before the changeing of the law, a swedish prince could marry a swedish baroness and keep his title and successsion position ?
Or is a swedish baron considered a private man in opposition of a royal man, a member of the RF ?
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