Monday, March 5, 2018

Robin reunites with Margaretha

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 March 5, 1958

After a year's absence "with his beautiful Swedish princess," Robin Douglas-Home was reunited with her and her family at a 'meet the folks" luncheon at the royal palace, reports Reuters.

The "royal get-together" ends the separation between Princess Margaretha of Sweden and her 25-year-old suitor, Robin Douglas-Home, a former jazz pianist.

This was the first meeting between the couple since last year when Mr. Douglas-Home asked Margaretha's family to "accept him" as her suitor.  The princess' grandfather, King Gustav VI Adolf"  "advised" the couple to wait a year before making  final decision.

The King did not attend the luncheon today nor has he met with Douglas-Home.

After Douglas-Home arrived at the royal palace, he was taken immediately to the apartment of Princess Sybilla, the mother of Princess Margaretha, where he met the princess's younger siblings, Princess Birgitta, 21, Princess Desiree, 19, Princess Christina, 14, and 12-year-old Crown Prince Carl Gustaf.

Robin Douglas-Home is the son of the Hon. Henry Douglas-Home, 2nd son of the 13th Earl of Home.  and his first wife, Lady Margaret Spencer, daughter of the 6th Earl Spencer.

3 comments:

Matthew Plooster said...

Ahh how interesting that there could have been a Spencer connection!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Robin and the late Diana, Princess of Wales' father, were first cousins

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

Just imagine they married.. Pity for Robin, his life spiralled out of control.