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Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

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Prince Gustaf Adolf
Duke of Västerbotten
Gustaf Adolf in 1932
Born(1906-04-22)22 April 1906
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died26 January 1947(1947-01-26) (aged 40)
Kastrup Airfield, Copenhagen, Denmark
Burial4 February 1947
IssuePrincess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler
Princess Birgitta
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Full name
Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund
FatherGustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden
MotherPrincess Margaret of Connaught

Prince Gustaf Adolf (22 April 1906 – 26 January 1947) was a Swedish prince, 2nd in line of succession to the Swedish throne after his father. Born in Stockholm, he was the eldest son of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Princess Margaret of Connaught. Prince Gustaf Adolf was the father of the current king, Carl XVI Gustaf.

The prince was killed on 26 January 1947 in an airplane crash at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark.