The Swedish Royal Family belongs to the Bernadotte dynasty, who have held the Swedish throne for over 200 years.
Birgitta Ingeborg Alice was born in 1937, and is the daughter of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla.
Birgitta trained as a gymnastics director at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences.
She married Johann Georg of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1932-2016) in 1961. The couple had three children: Carl Christian (born 1962), Désirée (born 1963) and Hubertus (born 1966).