Sad news out of Sweden today, Baron Nicolas Silfvershiöld, husband of Princess Désirée of Sweden and brother-in-law of King Carl XVI Gustaf, had died aged 82. Born in 1934 to Baron Carl Silfverschiöld and Baroness Madeleine Bennich, he married Princess Désirée, third daughter of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla and sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, in 1964. The couple had three children and four grandchildren. They lived at Castle Koberg and at Gasevadholm Castle, both owned by Baron Silfvershiöld, and didn’t undertake any Official Duties, though they still attended Grand Royal events. I offer my condolences to Princess Désirée and their children.
King Carl XVI Gustaf released the following statement:
I and my family is with great sadness received the news that friherre Niclas Silfverschiöld, Princess Désirée’s husband has passed away. Our thoughts go to the Princess Désirée family.