Happy Birthday to Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, who turns 80 today! The third daughter of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, she is the older sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. She grew up at Haga Palace, and was educated at home, starting royal duties even before her 18th birthday. In 1963, Princess Désirée married Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld. The couple had three children and resided at Castle Koberg and Gasevadholm Castle until his death last year. Like her sisters, Princess Désirée does not undertake royal duties, but does attend some royal events. I wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and many Happy Returns!