Gustaf VI Adolf


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Gustaf VI Ad·olf

(äd′ôlf) also Gustav VI Adolf 1882-1973.
King of Sweden (1950-1973). The last Swedish monarch with real political power, he was also an authority on archaeology and botany.
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Princess Margaret, the daughter of The Duke of Connaught, whose wedding took place at St George's Chapel in 1879, married Prince Gustaf who later became King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden.
Bertil's father, King Gustaf VI Adolf, ordered him to abstain from marrying Lilian, since that would jeopardise the survival of the Bernadotte dynasty.
King Gustaf VI Adolf, the king's grandfather, refused to give his blessing to a marriage between the prince and the commoner, forcing Lilian to stay in the shadows though the couple did live together.
Prince Bertil was the third son of King Gustaf VI Adolf and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught.