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Swedish King announces five of his grandchildren are to be removed from The Royal House


PHOTO: ANNA-LENA AHLSTRÖM, THE ROYAL COURT, SWEDEN

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has announced important changes to the Royal House. The purpose is to establish which members of the Royal Family are expected to perform officials duties.

The children of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and the children of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill will no longer be members of The Royal House. 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 and, in the future, will not be expected to perform duties.

Prince Alexander (Duke of Södermanland), Prince Gabriel (Duke of Dalarna), Princess Leonore (Duchess of Gotland), Prince Nicolas (Duke of Ångermanland) and Princess Adrienne (Duchess of Blekinge) will retain their titles of Duke and Duchess previously granted by the King.

His Majesty The King and Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess are, together with Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel, Sweden’s highest representatives.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine will continue their charity work and the work for organisations which they have founded or are involved with. In addition, they will perform official duties if the King requires it of them.