Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta
One hundred years have now passed since the sudden death of our current King's grandmother. Who was this woman, who was so modern for her time but is now unknown to many? Meet a princess ahead of her time.
In Cairo in 1905, a young British princess met the Swedish Heir Apparent Gustaf (VI) Adolf. Less than six months later, they were married and living at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Princess Margaret of Connaught took Sweden by storm and changed the image of the Royal Family, even to this day.
Crown Princess Margareta – known as Daisy to her family and friends – embraced her new life in Sweden. She also wanted to make a difference for people and was actively involved in many of the major social issues of the time. These included humanitarian initiatives for children's wellbeing, building up Sweden's civil defence, disability rights and the survival of prisoners of war during the First World War.
Ever since her childhood as a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, she was keenly interested in art, sport and gardening. She developed these interests over the years, helping to ensure her popularity as a crown princess. She wrote gardening books, laid the groundwork for the gardens at Sofiero Palace, enjoyed skiing and played as a forward in her own bandy team.
In the part of the Royal Palace where she lived with Crown Prince Gustaf (VI) Adolf and their five children, archive material and unique objects from the Royal Collections that belonged to the Crown Princess will be displayed for the first time.
Come and get to know the princess that Prime Minister Hjalmar Branting described as "the ray of sunshine at Stockholm Palace".
BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE
A limited number of people will be able to visit at a time via our ticketing system. Click on the 'Tickets' button for prices and more information, choose ticket Daisy.
OPENING HOURS 6 JUN–9 JAN 2022
Closed 30 November, 24–25 December
To ensure that your visit feels safe, a number of measures have been put in place. A limited number of visitors will be given access at any one time. Floor markings, signage and staff will remind visitors to keep their distance.
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MEET A PRINCESS AHEAD OF HER TIME. DAISY. CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA, 1882–1920
Exhibition curator: Bronwyn Griffith/The Royal Court of Sweden
Set design and exhibition architect: Ulrika Wolff/The Royal Court of Sweden
Curators: Bo Broman, Kajsa Hammarsten, Jan Blåberg, Anna Faust, Fredrik Hedgårdh, Eija Nyman, Gideon Teichmann/The Royal Collections
Architect: Katarina Wiklund, SAR/The Royal Court of Sweden
Music: Mary Ljungquist Hén, Court Organist/ The Royal Court of Sweden
Exhibition technicians: Ali Eido and Henrik Nyström/The Royal Court of Sweden
TechniciansAlexander Tideman, Patrick Chennell, Gunnar Frohm, Sven-Erik Jansson, Mats Larsson//The Royal Court of Sweden
Carpentry and metalwork: J. Lennartsson Snickeri AB
Lighting: Anders Westlund, LjusDesign AB
Graphic design: Studio Ca/Bom
The exhibition has been produced using grants and support from the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation's Special Fund, Crown Princess Margareta’s Memorial Fund and the Prince Carl Gustaf Foundation.