SQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1812 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 1 month ago) and read 2178 times:
Hi, I am currently doing a presentation on the Swedish Royal Family and their reputation within Sweden and indeed Europe as well; I was wondering if I could get any first hand accounts of the King Gustav's family from Europeans and Swedish alike? Most especially regarding their general reputation, percieved wealth, charitble activites and their overall approval rating. Special attention to Crown Princess Viktoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeline and their reputation/approval rating from the general population would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much to anyone who can contribute in advance.
Matt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
The Royal family is very popular in Sweden, and 80% want to keep the monarchy.
Crown Princess Viktoria will be a great Queen when she takes over after her father. She is very down to earth, friendly and spontaneous.
Prince Carl Philip is more the shy type, he doesn't look very comfortable during interviews, and I think he has some problems with the pressure from media.
Princess Madeleine is in Sweden called "Partyprinsessan" or "The Party princess", due to her many nights at many of Stockholms VIP-clubs. She is with no doubt the most beautiful princess in Europe.
King Carl XVI Gustav is doing a good job as king of Sweden. His popularity rose after a statement he made after the tsunami-disaster in December, when he criticized the government for its ignorance.
Queen Silvia is very up-tight and boring. She has lived in Sweden for more than 30 years and she still can't speak Swedish properly.
Her father was a member of the Nazi-party back in the 1930s, but I don't think that is a big deal at all. I mean wasn't most of the Germans members in the party? And what has that to do with her? That story was just something for the tabloids on a slow gossip-week.
PacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
Quoting Matt27 (Reply 9): Her father was a member of the Nazi-party back in the 1930s, but I don't think that is a big deal at all. I mean wasn't most of the Germans members in the party? And what has that to do with her? That story was just something for the tabloids on a slow gossip-week.
A bit ridiculous considering that The King's maternal grandfather, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was a huge Nazi and at the end of the war was interned for over a year and then sentenced at German denazification trial.
SK A340 From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
As Matt27 wrote the king's popularity has grown a lot since the tsunami. When the people was mad at the government for doing nothing right (I think they did a very professional job) the King offered comfort and acted as one of the people. This should definitely be in your report. And perhaps also the King's interest for cars. He drives a Ferrari. What makes him (and the rest of the royals) look stupid though is when they are going on their Mercedes limousine. The Swedish royal family should ride Volvo or SAAB when they're on duty!
SQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Thanks so much for all the replies that provided useful information. I'll defnitley be using alot of this information in the report; do any of you guys know of good websites to refer to regarding more information on Princesses Viktoria and Madeline and Prince Carl Philip?
Matt27 - You mentioned that there has been media pressure on Prince Carl Philip; why so and what does the pressure have to do with? I read a report somewhere in the media that the palace had to hire personal private bodyguards because the police force had put him very low on their priority list, well below the Crown Princess (understandbly) and even Princess Madeline (puzzlingly so). Any additional comments? Thanks again though for your helpful replies.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5665 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
I did see a scandal book onetime showing these 2 guys who were "rumored" to be Andrew and Edward's fathers. They were both in contact with the Queen at the time and they looked more like Andrew and Edward than Phillip does.
Anne and Charles look like they were stallioned off the same mare, however.
Then ten year gap between Anne and Andrew seems suspicious as well. I usually don't put much credence in those rags, BUT...seeing is believing.
FMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1789 times:
I believe so, they hold very little political power, if any.
They're actually descendents from the Count Bernadotte, former Marshall of France under Napoleon, before he turned against him. As far as I know, the king of Sweden had no heirs to the throne back then, and so on a political move, the Swedish government invited Bernadotte to be king of Sweden. For that, he would be adopted by the king and thus became his heir. Cool story. Bernadotte is the royal family of Sweden to this day.
Queen Silva has links to Brazil, her mother was Brazilian.