Royal Court Wants Contribution for Wedding
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf wants more money in order to finance next year’s royal wedding. The proposal for the royal expenditure of 2010 to 2012 reached the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday.
The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancé Daniel Westling is planned for summer 2010 but the Royal Court is not yet sure how large a contribution they will need from the government for the event.
“The planning for the event has begun, as well as the construction of a new royal household. An overall picture of what claim this will make on the budget, with regards to personnel and economical resources, is not yet possible but we ask to be able to return with a figure at a later date”, read the Royal Court’s proposal.
According to Lena Westin of the Ministry of Finance, who is going to pay for the wedding is currently under discussion between the King, the Minister for Finance and the Marshal of the Court. Westin told news agency TT that it’s therefore not yet certain that the Royal Court will receive a contribution from the government for the Royal wedding.
“It depends on what is decided. In the proposal they are simply asking to get back to us regarding what sum they might need,” she said to news agency TT.