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Ethiomonarchist

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Some of the Crown Jewels of Sweden, the Crowns of Karl IX and Queen Kristina, along with a jeweled Orb,were taken from the Strängnäs Cathedral to the west of the capital, Stockholm, on Tuesday.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/01/europe/sweden-royal-jewels-stolen-intl/index.html



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A terrible affair. One can only hope that these treasures will be recovered and the thieves captured and, unlike Thomas Blood, suitably punished. One item in the report puzzled me, the reference to one of the two crowns being part of the burial regalia of 'Queen Christina'. One naturally thinks of the famous regnant Queen, but surely she would have been buried in Rome? Yes, so I think the Christina meant is her paternal grandmother (after whom she was presumably named), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp.

The fact that this Christina was the second wife of Karl IX, the other monarch referenced, makes the identification even more likely. I once identified Karl IX as the most recent common ancestor of the current European sovereigns who was himself a sovereign, which Jan Willem Friso was not. That however was through issue of his first marriage, descent from the second survives only through an illegitimate child of Gustavus Adolphus and does not extend to any royal line.
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It appears that the jewels have been "partly" recovered.  It is not clear if there are missing items, or if pieces of them are missing (precious stones etc).

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/999615/sweden-crown-jewels-royal-swedish-police-heist-thieves-Stragnas-cathedral

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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