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Three special guests will be absent from King Carl Gustaf’s Jubilee

Three special people will be missing from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden’s Golden Jubilee celebrations later this week.

The King’s older sisters, Princess Margaretha (88), Princess Desiree (85), and Princess Birgitta (86), will not be in Sweden for the festivities.

Birgitta revealed that her older sisters struggle with mobility issues and will be unable to make the trip.

She told Expressen: “They can’t walk and won’t get better, unfortunately. Desirée had meningitis, so she should probably be happy that she’s alive at all, but Margaretha is only old and has had a few things too, of course, and is having a hard time. It is age that takes its toll.”

Princess Birgitta has also decided not to attend the celebrations, “I had waited so long for it and wanted to be part of it. It was a difficult decision.”

Margaretha lives in England, Desiree resides in Koberg, Sweden, and Birgitta lives in Mallorca.

While three of the Haga sisters won’t be in Stockholm, one will be there to stand beside their brother: Princess Christina (80).

However, even though the King won’t have all his sisters at his side this week, they reunited earlier this summer on Öland.

The siblings spent time together in July for the first time in five years.

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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. 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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.