The King of Sweden has stripped his grandchildren of their royal titles
This is actually a good thing though.
It has been announced that The King of Sweden has stripped his grandchildren of their royal titles.
But before you get outraged, he did this for a very good reason.
The King has seven grandchildren in total, two of whom will keep their formal royal titles.
His eldest daughter and heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, has two kids, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, as the current second and third in line to the throne, they will remain in the royal household.
But the children of the King's younger children, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, will no longer have royal titles.
The announcement was made yesterday on Instagram, writing:
"Earlier today, H.M. The King decided to limit the circle of persons be included in the Royal Household. The purpose of the King's decision is to clarify which persons can be expected to have public commitments on the King's behalf."
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Tidigare i dag fattade H.M. Konungen beslut om att begränsa den krets av personer som ska ingå i Det Kungl. Huset. Syftet med Kungens beslut är att tydliggöra vilka personer som kan förväntas ha offentliga åtaganden på Kungens uppdrag. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dagens beslut innebär i korthet att Prins Alexander, Prins Gabriel, Prinsessan Leonore, Prins Nicolas och Prinsessan Adrienne inte längre ska tillhöra Det Kungl. Huset och inte längre ha ställning som Kungliga Högheter. De tillhör dock fortsatt Den Kungl. Familjen och behåller sina titlar som prins/prinsessa respektive hertig/hertiginna. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Besök kungahuset.se för ytterligare information. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?: Sandra Birgersdotter Ek/Kungl. Hovstaterna (bild 1)
"Today's decision, in short, means that Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne will no longer belong to the Royal house."
"They will no longer have the status of Royal Highnesses. However, they still belong to The King's family. The family retains their titles as Prince / Princess and Duke / Duchess respectively."
According to the BBC, the decision came amid increasing conversations in Sweden as to who in the royal family should receive taxpayer money.
Which is fair enough.