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Princess Christina of Sweden’s son to divorce

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The eldest son of Princess Christina of Sweden and the nephew and godson of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Gustaf Magnuson has separated from his model wife, Vicky Andrén, with whom he shares one child, a daughter, after six years of marriage.

The couple announced to Swedish news Expressen, “We have made a joint and undramatic decision to go different paths, but continue to be good friends and a good team as parents of our beloved daughter.

We ask that we go through this separation period in peace and quiet with regard to the well-being of our family and for our daughter.

The joint application for divorce was accepted by the district court in Sweden on 13 January.

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The couple were regularly seen at events for the Royal Family including celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th birthday and the royal weddings of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s children and the christenings of the King and Queen’s grandchildren.

Gustaf, 44, and Vicky, 36, married in August 2013, and they have one daughter, Désirée, who was born in 2014.

Gustaf and his brothers have grown up very close to their titled cousins (Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine). They each serve as a godparent to one of the young prince and princesses. Gustaf is the godfather to Princess Madeleine’s son, Prince Nicolas, who was born in June 2015.

Gustaf, back left, is seen in a photo with the other godparents of Prince Nicolas and his parents. Photo: Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

His brother Oscar is the godfather of three-year-old Prince Oscar (the son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel) while Victor is the godfather to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s older son, Prince Alexander, who was born in April 2016.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.