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Re: Prince Bernadotte
Well, I didn't suggest that every member of the Royal House should be Prince/ss Bernadotte. Those who are Princes/ses of Sweden don't need it. But it could have been a good idea if Gustaf V had given Lennart, Sigvard and Carl Johan that personal title, just as Oscar II did for his son Oscar.
I agree it would have been a good solution if they had added prince(ss) Bernadotte as part of the titles for the Royal House. Still even with that title you would want to limit it. With soon six grandchildren of the King through his younger two children you would quickly go into double digits in the next generation when also prince Oscar's children would get that title.
The "title" Prince Bernadotte was not a noble one. The situation needed a solution. What was the King's son going to be called? The answer was Prince Bernadotte. Unfortunately, King Oscar's successor Gustaf V didn't follow his father's example. If he had, a later rift in the Royal Family might have been avoided. Provided of course that Gustaf V's son Sigvard had accepted to be called Prince Sigvard Bernadotte.
They were styled as such but i believe the Swedish king never formally gave them the title. Im not sure if the Swedish King at that time could bestow noble titles on his own. It was the Grand Duke of Luxembourg who incorporated the title into the nobility of Luxembourg but that is based on a quick wikipedia search and that doesn't make for the most reliable source.
Prince Oscar a son of Oscar II and Sofia of Nassau married Ebba Munck af Fulkila. She was part of the Swedish nobility and a lady in waiting at court. He did loose his succession rights and his royal title by marrying her. His maternal uncle the grand duke of Luxembourg gave them the official titles of prince and princess Bernadotte and the hereditary title count af Wisborg for their offspring.
So i guess that answers your question at least in the late 19th century. Several princes married commoners but not noble women so we don't really know how the rules might have been stretched or adapted if some of them had opted for women of the Swedish nobility.
I think that the styles Prince and Princess Bernadotte were given to them by King Oscar II.
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