2010-11-06

Monarchy Still Rules

In the sensationalist forehand publicity for a recently published, already infamous book about the Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf, the book’s writers and publisher claim to present facts that are supposedly “damaging” to the Swedish king and the institution of monarchy in Sweden.



But I believe columnist Britta Svensson in Swedish tabloid Expressen got it right: the king’s press conference in response to the book’s publication was by no means a fiasco, it was in fact sheer genius, and Carl XVI Gustaf “still rules”. Read her column here: Expressen

Read more by Mikael Askergren (in English) about the Swedish king, about the institution of monarchy in Europe in general, and in Sweden in particular, here: “Monarchy Rules”