February 1, 2023

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Sweden’s King Carl Gustav expresses his obligatory support for Princess Victoria after a storm of criticism | Kings

KingsKing Carl Gustav of Sweden (76) returned to his statements about the succession to the throne, calling them “unfortunate.” In a statement released by the Swedish court, he said it was “painful” that it now appears he is not behind Crown Princess Victoria. In a documentary by Swedish Public Broadcasting, Carl Gustaf spoke about the succession issue, but that earned him a lot of criticism.

Carl Gustaf called it “unfair” to his son Carl Philip in the broadcast that the amendment to the law to also include women in the line of succession to the throne did not come into effect until after his birth. As a result, his eldest son had to give up the title of heir apparent, and his eldest son, Victoria, became heir. The new law was passed in January 1980, more than six months after Carl Philip was born. Victoria was born in 1977.

The ruling sparked a lot of criticism from the king in his country. “It pains me to hear comments now that I will not support my daughter, Crown Princess Victoria, heir to the Swedish throne. I therefore want to make it clear that my answers in the interview should not be interpreted as criticism of the succession to the throne or of Crown Princess Victoria.”

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According to Carl Gustav, it is “natural” for him that his daughter should inherit the throne one day. “She is my successor. She is an extraordinary asset to me, my family and my country. I am proud of her and her tireless work for Sweden.”

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In the documentary “Sveriges Sijsta Kungar” (The Last King of Sweden) for the Swedish public broadcaster “SVT”, Carl Gustav said, among other things, that he finds laws that come into force with retrospective effect difficult. He would have liked to apply the law of succession to the throne only to the next generation. “Now everything has been taken from my son. This is very strange.”

a look. The Swedish royals share an adorable Christmas video of Princess Victoria and her family

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