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Prince Carl Philip accused of plagiarism

Till slut blev det svårt att bära alla blommor och presenter kungen fick av barnen. Prins Carl Philip småler åt situationen. Foto: Bengt Hansell/Sveriges Radio
Prince Carl Philip with his father, King Carl Gustaf, at a ceremony earlier this year. Photo: Bengt Hansell/Swedish Radio

Prince Carl Philip is accused of plagiarism, the media and marketing magazine Resumé reports. His newly designed china set for the porcelain factory Rörstrand features endangered species. But this theme was used already in the 70-ies by the designer Paul Hoff for another porcelain factory, Gustavsberg.

Published måndag 19 augusti 2013 kl 19:08

"I get so provoked. Carl Philip's idea? Nonsense. He continues his shameless plagiarism," the award winning advertising copywriter Hedvig Hagwall Bruckner tells Resumé.

But the Royal Court denies that the prince even knew about Paul Hoff's china set. And Martina Hansson, press spokesperson at Rörstrands, refutes the accusations. "The similarity is that there are endangered Swedish animals (on both sets), but other than that, there are no visual similarities. The shape and the motives are completely different," she tells Swedish Television News.

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