Happy Birthday to Princess Margaretha of Sweden, who turns 84 today! The eldest daughter of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, she is the eldest sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson, and Princess Birgitta of Hohenzollern. The eldest of the ‘Haga Princesses’, she grew up at Haga Palace, and was educated at home and at the Märthaskolan dressmaking school, starting royal duties even before her 18th birthday. In 1964, she married British Businessman John Ambler, with whom she had three children. Princess Margaretha stopped being a member of the Royal Family, and lost her style of ‘Royal Highness’. The family resided at Chippinghurst Manor in Oxfordshire for a number of years, and in 1996, the couple separated but remained married until his death in 2008. Princess Margaretha continues to reside in the United Kingdom, and apart from attending family events, she does not carry out any official duties. I wish her a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!