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H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia, and grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie visited Sweden with his wife Princess Saba last month, to receive the Stockholm Cultural Award.  The awards were held at the Nobility Palace in Stockholm and were handed out by Princess Marianne Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg, the widow of Prince Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, and the last living aunt of King Carl XVI Gustav.  

Their Imperial Highnesses also had a private audience with their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.  King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Ermias recalled the great friendship of their late grandfathers, King Gustaf VI Adolf and Emperor Haile Selassie.

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H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie receiving his award from Princess Marianne Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg.

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Attendees of the awards. From the left is H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, with his wife H.I.H. Princess Saba Kebede and Lij Negusu Tamrat. Princess Marianne Bernadotte, H.I.H. the Archduchess Walburga, Ms. Paulina Litorin , Mr. Sverker (Honorary Consul of Ethiopia), and Don Gunnar Andersson (Honorary Consul of Austria).

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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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An interesting note about Princess Marianne Bernadotte who presented this award.  Her late husband, Prince Sigvard Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, was born H.R.H. Prince Sgvard of Sweden, second son of King Gustav VI Adolf and his first wife Crown Princess Margaret (nee Princess Margaret of Connaught) who died before her husband became King, and so was never Queen of Sweden. Prince Sigvard was married unequally to Erika Maria Regina Rosalie Patzek, and so was removed from the succession to the Swedish throne. He was also stripped of his royal titles and officially became Mr. Bernadotte, a source of considerable bitterness for him, especially as he divorced his wife Erika in 1943 to marry another commoner, Sonnia Robbert just a month later.

On 2 July 1951,  Grand Duchess Charollotte of Luxembourg admitted him into the nobility of Luxembourg with the title of Count of Wisbourg and in that conferral was also designated as Sigvard Oscar Frederik Prince Bernadotte.  The titles were to be carried by to his wife and heirs.  Prince Sigvard Bernadotte as he was now referred to, had one son by his second wife.  prince Sigvard divorced his second wife in 1961 and then married Marrianne Lindberg Tchang, again within a month of his divorce.

Sigvard Oscar Frederik, Prince Bernadotte and Count of Wisborg, died on February 2, 2002.


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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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