Swedish palace: 5 grandchildren retain titles but no duties

Prince Carl Philip and his oldest son Prince Alexander

Prince Carl Philip and his oldest son Prince Alexander

Princess Madeleine, Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia "will continue their work in the non-profit foundations and organisations which they have founded or in which they are involved".

Swedish King Carl Gustaf announced on Monday that the children of his two younger children, Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Madeleine, will no longer be members of The Royal House.

An official statement from Fredrik Wersäll, the Marshal of the Realm, read: "His Majesty The King has decided on changes to The Royal House". Prince Alexander is Duke of Södermanland, Prince Gabriel the Duke of Dalarna, Princess Leonore Duchess of Gotland, Prince Nicolas Duke of Ångermanland, and Princess Adrienne Duchess of Blekinge.

Sweden's top royal court's top official Fredrik Wersall, went on to explain the move was meant to restrict the extended family's cost on the country's public.

Swedish historian Dick Harrison said the decision was likely made to meet the modern needs of the family, explaining that the Royal House had grown larger than it had been in 100 years and that many thought there was no need to pay so many members or to have them available for official duties.

A total of seven royal grandchildren could prove expensive to pay for and hard to keep occupied when they grow up, and the King has now chosen to make the first move to stop the £12million annual budget spiralling out of control.

Ehlinger's four TDs propel No. 11 Texas past West Virginia
Meanwhile, Texas is coming off a Big 12 opener win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys that happened at Darrell K. As you could imagine, Cosmi was "giddy" about the play.

He added that the children, who are still princes and princesses, retained a "theoretical claim to the throne" and would likely continue to appear at social gatherings through their titles. "If you include the next generation there are now ten people in the line of succession", he said.

Princess Madeleine, who has three children ages 5, 4 and 1 and lives in Florida, said in an Instagram post Monday that the change has been in the works for a while, and there are no hard feelings. Our family has strong connections to both areas and we maintain our commitment there.

"We will continue to focus on issues close to our heart".

What's more, Princess Madeleine is a published author - she recently released a children's book "Stella och hemligheten" (Stella and the Secret).

King Carl Gustaf's sister Christina married a non-royal Swedish man while Margaretha married a British businessman.

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the two children of the Heir Apparent, Crown Princess Victoria, are the King's only grandchildren remaining part of his Royal House as second and third in line to the throne.

Recommended News

  • Sony Xperia 8 launched with Snapdragon 630 and 12MP dual cameras

    Sony Xperia 8 launched with Snapdragon 630 and 12MP dual cameras

    Other noteworthy features include a 3.5mm headphone jack with LDAC for high-resolution audio, NFC and an LED notification light. Sony launched the Xperia 10 earlier this year, and one of the biggest downsides to the phone was its lack of water resistance.
    Info from 2nd whistle-blower could undercut Trump

    Info from 2nd whistle-blower could undercut Trump

    He will allow the Democrats to interview a series of witnesses next week. "Was this person SPYING on the U.S. But Mr Trump and his supporters have rejected the accusations that he did anything improper.
    OnePlus 7T Pro launching in India on October 10

    OnePlus 7T Pro launching in India on October 10

    The regular OnePlus 7 Pro 5G retails at $840 via Sprint and is unlikely to receive any sort of price cut in the near future. According to the HDFC listing , customers will be able to purchase a unit of OnePlus 7T pro from several stores.
  • "I want to be starting every game" - Christian Pulisic shares Chelsea frustration

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed where Chelsea will finish at the end of the current Premier League campaign. Pulisic was already tested at the highest level going into this season while the aforementioned trio were not.
    Cowboy Bebop's live-action Ein announces start of filming on Netflix series

    Cowboy Bebop's live-action Ein announces start of filming on Netflix series

    Cowboy Bebop is the story of this group of sci-fi misfits hunting down criminals in their solar system. The streaming service posted a YouTube video on Monday of the series' first day on set.
    What we learned from the Patriots' 33-7 victory over the Redskins

    What we learned from the Patriots' 33-7 victory over the Redskins

    Haskins, a rookie from Ohio State, was 9-for-17 with 107 passing yards and three interceptions against the Giants. Keenum started the first four games of the season but was ineffective.
  • AMD unveils new entry-level graphics cards

    AMD unveils new entry-level graphics cards

    The RX 5500 line will be comprised of two main series: the RX 5500 series for desktops and the RX 5500M series for laptops. Whereas the laptop variant's base clock is expected to be up to 1.4 GHz and its boost clock is said to touch 1.6 GHz.
    Sri Lanka president abandons re-election bid

    Sri Lanka president abandons re-election bid

    However, the SLPP sources said the request was ignored as the SLPP had already paid its deposit under its symbol. The candidates can file nominations till noon Monday.
    Murray climbs over 200 places as Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings

    Murray climbs over 200 places as Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings

    Murray took the top seed to a second-set tie break in Beijing before his challenge ended in a 2-6 6-7 (3) loss. He committed nine unforced errors as Thiem stormed to a 5-0 lead (this time majority came off the backhand).
  • Unilever Announces Major Plastic Reduction Plan

    Unilever Announces Major Plastic Reduction Plan

    It's the first major consumer goods company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its brands, the company noted. Its move is the latest in a line of major companies that have promised to reduce its use of plastics.
    Kremlin Reveals Where Vladimir Putin Went Ahead of His Birthday

    Kremlin Reveals Where Vladimir Putin Went Ahead of His Birthday

    In previous action-man escapades Putin has tagged a beluga whale and flown with migrating cranes in a microlight. Putin took the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle through the forest and the pair also hitched a helicopter ride.
    Vinnie Jones: I won’t fall in love again

    Vinnie Jones: I won’t fall in love again

    Jones added: "In that last week of her life when the doctors said there were no more treatments, I never told her she was dying". She is the only one. whenever I let myself down, or her down, she was always the strongest, the person who I answered to.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.