King Carl XVI Gustaf

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Sweden's King on COVID: 'I Think We Have Failed'

Carl XVI Gustaf unhappy with rising deaths amid lax rules

(Newser) - Sweden's king thinks his nation's relatively lax approach to COVID has backfired. "I think we have failed," said Carl XVI Gustaf in a year-end assessment, reports the BBC . Sweden has fared worse than its Scandinavian neighbors with about 350,000 cases and 7,800 deaths, the...

Sweden's King Removes Royal Titles From 5 Grandchildren

Move will streamline country's royal family

(Newser) - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has taken the unusual step of stripping five of his grandchildren of their royal titles—but it's not because of a family feud. The five children, aged between one and five, are the offspring of the younger two of the king's three...

The King of Sweden Doesn't Want You to Bathe

In a recent interview, King Carl XVI Gustaf suggested that bath tubs be banned

(Newser) - “I really felt ashamed then, I really did,” King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden confessed to Swedish-language newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in an interview published Saturday, the Local reports. The source of the monarch’s shame? He took a bath. In the king’s defense, however, he had little...

Inside the King of Sweden's Crazy Sex Parties

King Carl Gustaf likes the ladies, according to new book

(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...

Swedish Crown Princess Marries Personal Trainer

Biggest royal wedding in Europe since Charles and Di

(Newser) - It was the biggest royal wedding since Charles and Diana, the Telegraph reports, as Swedish Crown Princess Victoria married her personal trainer, Daniel Westling, in Stockholm yesterday. The bride wore an ivory silk, off-the-shoulder gown designed by Par Engsheden, and the groom had cleaned up nicely, the paper reports, since...

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