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Princess Madeleine and her family frightened by burglary


Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Madeleine, her husband Chris O’Neill and their three children have been scared by a burglary in their Florida home. It is because of this reason that the Swedish Princess and her family decided to move to another home in the area.

At the beginning of this year, Swedish media reported that Princess Madeleine, her husband and three children had moved once again. This time the family stayed in the same neighbourhood in Florida (USA) but preferred a different home. The reason for the move would be a burglary at their previous house that took place last fall, Svensk Damtidning reports. The burglary has been confirmed by the Royal Court.

The burglary happened when the Princess and her family were abroad for a while. A source told the Swedish magazine that the Princess was very scared when she learned about what happened and was frightened for the safety of her family and herself. Princess Madeleine and her husband then decided that it was best to move. The couple decided to stay in the same area as they have settled there as a family, and their three children are going to school in the area.

The family in 2018. HRH Princess Madeleine / Mr Christopher O’Neill/ HRH Princess Leonore / HRH Prince Nicolas / HRH Princess Adrienne. Photo: Lena Ahlström/Kungahuset.se

Since their move to the USA in August of 2018, the family of five had been renting a large villa with seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a spa and outdoor pool. The house is currently on the market for 2.98 million dollars. In addition to their current Florida home, the family also rents an apartment at the Royal Mews in Stockholm where they stay when they are in Sweden.

Since Princess Madeleine lives abroad and carries out few official engagements, the Princess and her family do not have fulltime protection in Florida. While in the USA, the Princess and her children are able to stay low-profile. Nevertheless, when the family of five visit Sweden, they can count on protection officers and other assistance.

The Royal Court does not wish to comment on the housing situation of Princess Madeleine and her family as these are considered private matters. Margareta Thorgren, the Court’s spokeswoman did confirm that the family intends to stay in Florida “for a while.”

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.