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Re: Private manís daughter
Until the second marriage of crown prince Gustav Adolf to lady Louise Mountbatten the line was seen as having to marry a Royal. Lady Louise was technically in line of succession for the crown of the UK and a born princess of Battenberg. The marriages of King Carl Gustav and his uncle Bertil were both to foreign commoners.
Victoria and Carl Philip are the first two Swedish Royals to marry a Swedish commoner and retain their rights of succession under the new rules.
Both Daniel and Sofia are commoners.
Where do you put the difference ? Because Sofia was a former lingerie model ?
Had Carl Philip been the heir, he might be conscious he had to choose someone different than Sofia, he might have married someone else and be happy with that person.
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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