Inside the King of Sweden's Crazy Sex Parties

King Carl Gustaf likes the ladies, according to new book

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 8, 2010 11:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Sweden’s bespectacled King Carl Gustaf seemed respectable almost to the point of dullness, with such innocent hobbies as hunting and attending jamborees. A scandalous new book, however, changes all that: The Reluctant Monarch alleges the 64-year-old king, married 34 years to Queen Silvia, has attended sex parties hosted by a Mafia boss, spent thousands at strip clubs, and engaged in late-night whirlpool liaisons with aspiring models.

In one of the wilder stories, the king supposedly slept with two women at the same time to celebrate a successful elk hunt, the Daily Mail reports. He is also alleged to have had a long affair with Camilla Henemark, a Swedish singer; the two reportedly talked of running off together to an island and living off coconuts. The Swedish secret service supposedly attempted to cover up most of these escapades, even pressuring women to surrender compromising pictures of the king.

A copy of the controversial book'‘Carl XVI Gustaf - The Unwilling Monarch' is seen at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Nov. 4, 2010.
A copy of the controversial book'‘Carl XVI Gustaf - The Unwilling Monarch' is seen at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday Nov. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Scanpix/Jessica Gow)
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf looks on during a business seminar in Sao Paulo,Thursday, March 25, 2010.
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf looks on during a business seminar in Sao Paulo,Thursday, March 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and Queen Silvia attend the gold medal women's curling match between Canada and Sweden at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2010.
Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and Queen Silvia attend the gold medal women's curling match between Canada and Sweden at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Robert Bukaty)
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Daniel Westling stand outside the church of St. Nicholas on the Greek island of Spetses on Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Daniel Westling stand outside the church of St. Nicholas on the Greek island of Spetses on Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
In this Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her longtime boyfriend Jonas Bergstrom pose together as they announce their engagement.
In this Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her longtime boyfriend Jonas Bergstrom pose together as they announce their engagement.   (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg, File)
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, left, talks with Nobel Prize laureate in Medicine Professor Carol W. Greider during the Nobel banquet in the Stockholm Town Hall, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, left, talks with Nobel Prize laureate in Medicine Professor Carol W. Greider during the Nobel banquet in the Stockholm Town Hall, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Scanpipx, Fredrik Sandberg)
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I have spoken with my family and the Queen and we choose to turn the page ... and move forward because, as I understand, these are things that happened a long time ago.
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