Princess Margaretha (1899-1977)

Portrait of Margaretha in 1918, photographed by Jaeger. Photo from the Bernadotte Library's archive.

Portrait of Margaretha in 1918, photographed by Jaeger. Photo from the Bernadotte Library's archive.

Princess Margaretha Sofia Lovisa Ingeborg of Sweden, Princess of Denmark, was born at Villa Parkudden on Djurgården in Stockholm in June 1899. She was the daughter of Prince Carl and Ingeborg of Denmark. She was known as Tante Ta to her family.

In Sweden, as a teenager, she took part in a course with the Child Welfare Society and organised charity work with disadvantaged children. Almost a month before turning twenty, she married Prince Aksel of Denmark (1888-1964). Theirs was a very happy marriage, and their home was always filled with joy and high spirits. After the death of her husband, Margaretha travelled extensively and often visited Sweden.

Princess Margaretha died in Denmark in 1974 at the age of 77.

Princess Ingeborg with her children Margaretha, Astrid and Märtha. The photograph was taken in 1909. Photo from the Bernadotte Library's archive.