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Alice de Toledo Sommerlath (née Alice Soares de Toledo; 25 May 1906 – 9 March 1997) was the mother of Queen Silvia, consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Early life[edit] Sommerlath was born in the municipality of São Manuel
São Manuel
in the Brazilian state of São Paulo,[1][2] she was the youngest child and only daughter of Elisa Novais Soares (1881–1928) and her husband Arthur Floriano de Toledo (1873–1935). Marriage and later life[edit] On 10 December 1925, Alice Soares de Toledo married at Santa Cecília, São Paulo
São Paulo
to German entrepreneur Walther Sommerlath
Walther Sommerlath
(1901–1990), eventually moving to Germany
Germany
with him. There, the couple had four children:

Ralf Sommerlath (born 1929) Walther Ludwig Sommerlath (born 1934) Hans Jörg Sommerlath (1941–2006) Silvia Renate Sommerlath (born 23 December 1943), married in 1976 to Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

From 1947 to 1957, the family lived in São Paulo, where Sommerlath's husband held positions such as president of the Brazilian subsidiary of Swedish company Uddeholm AB. In 1957, the Sommerlaths returned to Heidelberg. Sommerlath was widowed in October 1990. She suffered from heart trouble and senile dementia and died at Drottningholm Palace
Drottningholm Palace
in Ekerö Municipality, west of Stockholm
Stockholm
in 1997. Her remains were buried in Heidelberg
Heidelberg
beside her husband's. References[edit]

^ Ancestry of Queen Silvia of Sweden, by William Addams Reitwiesner ^ Genealogia de Alice Soares de Toledo (in Portuguese)

Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Alice Soar

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