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Prince Carl Philip’s name has been exploited on a fake site, Swedish Royal Court has said


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

The name of Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip has been exploited on a fake site, the Royal Court has said.

The website, which had been sending out invitations to royal events and asking for donations, has been reported to Sweden’s Police Authority.

In a statement, the Royal Court said, “It has been brought to the attention of The Royal Court that a false website has been created claiming to represent HRH Prince Carl Philip and a Foundation in his name.

“A website claiming to represent Prince Carl Philip is sending out invitations to Royal events as well as asking recipients for financial donations.

“The Royal Court of Sweden would like to inform that the website is false and does not represent His Royal Highness nor The Prince Couple’s Foundation.

“The Royal Court of Sweden has reported the website to the Swedish Police Authority.”

Chief Information Officer at the Court, Margareta Thorgren, told Expressen, “Unfortunately, when it comes to fake sites of various kinds, this is something that happens every now and then. The important thing is that we have control over it and that we act.

“Like the other royal families, the Prince thinks it’s important that we act.”

Police have taken over the handling of the case. The website name is not mentioned, and as of writing this article, it is not known if it has been taken offline yet.



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