royal family

Birthday for Wedding Princess

Tuesday is the first birthday for Crown Princess Victoria since her engagement was announced. Victoria is likely to be the first reigning Queen on the Swedish throne in centuries and her marriage to the commoner Daniel Westling is also pushing back boundaries.

The Crown Princess has made a point of being interested in world affairs and is generally popular. However, the royal couple have been given a new residency at Haga Palace by the government. This is a 'scandal' according to Left Party leader Lars Ohly, as it will result in parts of the popular northern Haga Park being closed off to the public.