Swedish king removes five grandchildren from Royal Household

Robie de Guzman   •   October 8, 2019   •   323

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf as he attended the inauguration of the Bernadotte Museum, after renovations, as part of a visit to mark the Bicentenary of Bernadotte on the Swedish throne in Pau, France, 08 October 2018. EPA-EFE/CAROLINE BLUMBERG / POOL

Swedish King Carl Gustaf announced on Monday (October 7) that the children of his two younger children, Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Madeleine, will no longer be members of The Royal House.

According to a press release, the purpose was to establish which members of the royal family may be expected to perform official duties.

This means that Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne will continue to be members of the royal family but they will no longer enjoy the style of Royal Highness.

They will, however, retain their titles of duke and duchess.

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia and their eldest daughter Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel remain Sweden’s highest representatives. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have two children – Princess Estelle, 7, and Prince Oscar, 3.

Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine will, according to the press release, continue their work in the non-profit foundations and organizations which they have founded or in which they are involved. They will also perform some official duties. (Reuters)

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