There is a statue of Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte in the park that is named after him,
Carl Johan Park, in my hometown, Norrkoping.
Photo Copyright Christina Wigren
According to Wikipedia:
Bernadotte, born in the town of Pau, in the province of Béarn, France, had risen to the rank of general during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution. In 1798 he married Désirée Clary, who had a sister who was married to Joseph, Napoleon's elder brother. In 1804 Napoleon promoted him to a Marshal of France, a move that he would later regret when Bernadotte disobeyed orders and refused to attack during the Battle of Auerstaedt. He narrowly escaped a court martial because of his familial ties to the Emperor. Before defecting from France he was also granted the title 'Prince of Ponte Corvo', a town in central Italy. Souce: Wikipedia
Photo Copyright Wikipedia
Here is a photo of the Royal Family in 1857
This is the House of Bernadotte's coat of arms.
Here's to you Frenchy!
Visit other posts for the French Obsession #7 here.
Ann of Ann's Snap, Edit & Scrap