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Swedish King Carl Gustaf removes grandchildren from royal house

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Posted By: Moritz55, 10/7/2019 9:24:22 PM

Sweden's king has removed five of his grandchildren from the royal house. The decision by King Carl XVI Gustaf means the children no longer have the title of royal highness and are not expected to perform official royal duties. They will remain members of the royal family and retain their titles of dukes and duchesses. The change has not affected the king's two grandchildren who are in direct line to the throne. Observers say the move reflects a wider view that there is no need to pay so many members of the royal family for official duties.

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Other news sources used words like “stripped” and “kicked out,” but this decision was made after much discussion and with family buy-in. A good example for the Brits to consider.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 10/7/2019 9:45:03 PM (No. 200671)
There is no need to pay for any royalty. They are ok as a tourist attraction, but they are otherwise useless and annoying.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/7/2019 10:01:52 PM (No. 200673)
Everybody is cutting back, it seem. Everyone except the Democrats, that is. They have an endless supply of OPM. You go, King Carl.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncsdad 10/7/2019 10:02:08 PM (No. 200674)
#1, I generally disagree with you. But if ungrateful royal progeny turn into Climate Change Imbecilic Activists, then I would agree. Don’t know the story, but tend to want to back Gustaf. And I am at least 1/4 Swedish...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: konocti95 10/7/2019 10:07:23 PM (No. 200679)
Nice work when you can get it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: janjan 10/7/2019 10:45:43 PM (No. 200686)
High time that the royals were trimmed back and off the public dole. Harry and his over-entitled snobby American bride have made this very obvious.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 10/7/2019 10:58:25 PM (No. 200687)
Its long been rumored that Charles intends to cut The List way back, and many are not going to be happy with him when he does it. Several of the extended royals work harder than the actual royals themselves sometimes. As to being useless, being job creators by reopening factories to keep up with demand when a royal wears something the public wants is not being useless. They are indeed tourist attractions and bring many to Britain to see them. Most of the royals are very hard working. I wonder how many jobs some naysayers have created? Can't be many.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 10/8/2019 12:47:18 AM (No. 200740)
Being a prince or princess ain't what it used to be.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/8/2019 3:05:05 AM (No. 200788)
The real reason (not mentioned) is the darling grandchildren are worthless individuals.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: iSpartacus 10/8/2019 3:05:11 AM (No. 200789)
Many more Swedish Royals are needed to perform official duties such as welcoming invaders.
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