• Sweden edition
 
Princess hit by relationship rumours

Princess hit by relationship rumours

Published: 21 Apr 2010 14:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 21 Apr 2010 14:38 GMT+02:00

A 21-year-old Norwegian handball star has sparked fresh concerns over Princess Madeleine's impending marriage by claiming she had an affair last year with prince-in-waiting Jonas Bergström.

Tora Uppstrøm Berg told high circulation Norwegian celebrity watcher magazine Se Og Hør that she and Bergström spent an amorous night together at a hotel in the Swedish ski resort Åre last April.

"I had an affair with Madde's fiancé last year. We were intimate," Uppstrøm Berg told the magazine.

The 21-year-old said she had felt compelled to speak out about the incident on hearing that Queen Silvia had announced the postponement of Princess Madeleine's wedding.

Uppstrøm Berg, who is currently studying photography in England, claimed not to have known at the time that she was sharing a hotel room with Princess Madeleine's husband-to-be.

"Had I known he had a girlfriend I never would have done anything," she said.

"I feel sorry for Madeleine that her man is unfaithful and I can only say I'm pleased that Queen Silvia has now confirmed that the wedding has been postponed."

Uppstrøm Berg said she met Bergström at a nightclub in Åre, where he was attending a friend's stag night.

"We had an affair at the hotel. He accompanied me home in a taxi at around four in the morning," she said.

Princess Madeleine, 27, and Jonas Bergström, 31, announced their engagement in August last year. The announcement that Madeleine was due to follow Victoria down the aisle took many royal watchers in Sweden by surprise, coming so soon after her big sister's announcement.

Last week, Queen Silvia announced that her youngest daughter would not be tying the knot later this year as previously planned. News of the postponement came amid widespread Swedish media reports that the couple were going through a rough patch in their relationship.

Princess Madeleine and Jonas Bergström, who is a lawyer from the exclusive Stockholm suburb of Djursholm, have been together for eight years.

The Royal Court said on Wednesday that the pair remained an item, while refusing to comment on Uppstrøm Berg's claims.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.se)

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

15:34 April 21, 2010 by texasgubbar
Last time I saw a face like that it had a hook in it.
15:50 April 21, 2010 by Hurly
Doesn't look at all like it is the same person that is pictured on Aftonbladet (even though it is the same person).
16:01 April 21, 2010 by Alannah
What is she trying to achieve coming out with this now. What a cow!
16:22 April 21, 2010 by misssh
dam he must have been drunk if she is for real....

unless he likes women that resemble a pink farm animals with a curl in its tail
17:06 April 21, 2010 by G Kin
hahaha

He was just a guy that wanted to have fun in the spear of the minute perhaps. It wasn't a relationship.

Just show how hard it is to be a Royalty. Quite a challenge for the liberal swedish mentality.
17:39 April 21, 2010 by calebian22
A philandering royal? Who could believe this could happen? ;-)
00:02 April 22, 2010 by skatsouf
that's not news....or?
00:03 April 22, 2010 by DAVID T
She's a 2 bagger for sure - he must have been ratarsed
00:25 April 22, 2010 by greyhound1898@sbcglobal.net
Well thats testatron for you
00:27 April 22, 2010 by cbeynch
This is so predictable and was bound to happpen. Some cheap, tawdry, slut is coming foooooorward pretending she was bedded by the groom. There are only two possible explanations: 1) She is lying through her teeth and is looking for her 15 minues of fame; 2) She was dispatched by anti-royalist socialists, who will do anything to to try to sink the Swedish kingdom. Let's not waste any more time on this piece of norwegian trash!
01:18 April 22, 2010 by cloud&rain
The affair must have been taken place during Halloween celebrations. And the poor prince would have thought that the princess is wearing this Halloween mask.
02:22 April 22, 2010 by repat_xpat
But have you seen the chin on the princess? With a chin like that even this yedda is attractive.
03:29 April 22, 2010 by Davey-jo
"A 21-year-old Norwegian handball star" apparently she does more than hands balls.
05:58 April 22, 2010 by texasgubbar
She must be the goal keeper
06:26 April 22, 2010 by silly t
hahaha..that the prince in waiting must have been drunk? that could be true...from my experience every drunk swede is a freak...get a swedish girl drunk and you can imagine.even foreigners know this.90% of swedish girls are laid when drunk...what uselessness...
07:43 April 22, 2010 by izbz
Maybe Jonas was too drunk to really have a good look at her. She sure is urgggg! Jonas must have woke up in the morning and ask 'Who the f#¤K is Alice? Or did he cover the face and attack the base?
09:52 April 22, 2010 by hpunlimited
He could atleast had the decency to drive "Swedish", sleeping with the norwegian is treason!
10:58 April 22, 2010 by Rebel
She looks better than the Swedish crown princess.
13:36 April 22, 2010 by Authentica
That creature on the photo is O-glay !
13:56 April 22, 2010 by EtoileBrilliant
If my dog looked like her, I'd shave its ass and teach it to walk backwards. If Vinge were a public company I'd short its stock. What an idiot this Jonas is!!!
14:41 April 22, 2010 by amirhosein
I'm sure you could find a better picture of her, looking like her real self.

How would you like that, if it was done to yourselves?
15:50 April 22, 2010 by Kooritze
Blinkin heck!.......She,s no oil painting thats for sure!
11:02 April 23, 2010 by alecLoTh
Unflattering photography :D
11:56 April 23, 2010 by NickM
She looks like she could eat that gold medal like a piece of candy. Shame on you Prince charming.
12:36 April 23, 2010 by farnoxo
I wouldn't get those teeth anywhere near my nether regions!
13:24 April 23, 2010 by Stephansteyn
Seems she is jealous of the Princess, another money making idea of the handball player??
14:13 April 24, 2010 by dsc
who said Swedes are all beautiful?
18:23 May 7, 2010 by munched
She has what's called a "Butter Face" as in "Nice body, but her face.." Ugly girls will always rat you out for the creds.
19:48 October 14, 2012 by Helge Krupski
Open Information for prosecutors and police in Sweden about Princess Madeleine (read in "My Notes") - www.facebook.com/Helge.Kroupski

Open letter to The Royal Court of Sweden about Princess Madeleine (read in "My Notes") - www.facebook.com/Helge.Kroupski
Today's headlines
Three rescued after cruise ship sinks boat
Rickard Rundgren Björk of the coastguard services speaks to the media after the rescue operation on April 19th 2014. Photo: Maja Suslin /TT

Three rescued after cruise ship sinks boat

Three Saturday morning sailors had a lucky escape after their small boat collided and sank after it crashed into a cruise ship whilst sailing in the Stockholm archipelago. READ () »

Missing Swede found alive and well in UK
Sofie Marie Jansson. Photo: Metropolitan Police

Missing Swede found alive and well in UK

British police have found the missing Swedish girl Sofie Jansson in London, exactly a week after she was last seen, with authorities saying she is doing well. READ () »

Social Democrats make tax pledge to elderly

Social Democrats make tax pledge to elderly

Sweden's opposition party have stepped up its efforts to secure the pensioner vote by pledging to lower taxes for the elderly and make higher earners pay more. READ () »

Malmö Nazi attack victim on the mend
Showan Shattak pictured in Malmö before his attack. Photo: Facebook

Malmö Nazi attack victim on the mend

The 25-year-old man, whose stabbing by neo-Nazis sparked mass demonstrations across Sweden, has made a strong recovery in hospital and took to social media to thank supporters for campaigning against fascism. READ () »

Police seeking missing Swede in London

British police have issued a plea for tips in the search to find Swedish national Sofie Marie Jansson who hasn't been seen for almost a week. READ () »

University applications rocket to record high

University applications rocket to record high

Swedish universities continue to draw vast amounts of applicants with the number of prospective students seeking a third level education increasing for the seventh year in a row. READ () »

Man jailed in US over Lars Vilks murder plot
Swedish artist Lars Vilks pictured in New York in 2012. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf/TT

Man jailed in US over Lars Vilks murder plot

American authorities have sentenced a 20-year-old accomplice of 'Jihad Jane' to five years in prison for an attempted terror plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, after getting involved with the murder plans when he was a teenager. READ () »

Sweden scraps 'new start zones' after EU input
Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag visits a school in Tensta, one of the neighbourhoods mentioned when he and his colleagues first floated the new start zone proposal. File: TT

Sweden scraps 'new start zones' after EU input

Sweden has abandoned a plan to ease taxes for small companies in blighted areas after the European Commission challenged its legality. READ () »

'Easter eggs an invitation to spread germs'
A typical Swedish Easter egg. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

'Easter eggs an invitation to spread germs'

A Swedish microbiologist has warned that traditional Swedish Easter eggs laden with candy are an open invitation to the spread of bacteria and viruses. "Is this really a good idea?" he asked. READ () »

Jammed truck snarls Stockholm rush hour
Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Jammed truck snarls Stockholm rush hour

PICTURES: A truck got wedged inside a tunnel in central Stockholm on Thursday, with authorities concerned the accident may have damaged cables in the tunnel's ceiling. READ () »

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Society
Swedish supermarket Ica pulls contested Easter commercial off air
Kungahuset
Society
Swedish royals set baptism date for princess
finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 16
Politics
Who's the prime minister's heir?
Alfie Atkins
Society
Are children's books the key to families integrating in Sweden?
National
'Sweden Dem protests cater to party's martyr image'
National
'Swedish research grants were fantastic, but now it's like Australia'
Society
Only in Sweden: The ten problems you'd never encounter elsewhere
National
Swedes stopped to take my picture, but didn't look me in the eyes
Business & Money
A swipe of the hand replaced cash and cards in Lund
YouTube
Features
Video: Oliver Gee finds out how to embrace The Swedish Hug
TT
National
Abba duo hints at reunion
Advertisement:
Private
National
Flash mobs hug it out across Sweden
Finest.se
Gallery
People-watching April 11-13
TT
Politics
Swedes to give six-hour workday a go
TT
Society
Aussie choir member wows Abba in Sweden
YouTube
Society
Stockholm magic a surprise YouTube hit
Fastighetsbyrån
Society
Gallery: The Local's Property of the Week
Private
Society
Swedes find 200-year-old gravestone in living room
Stockholm School of Economics
Sponsored Article
Why a bachelor's degree is no longer enough
Deepti Vashisht
Features
Deepti Vashisht dissects the magic of Sweden's personal ID number
Shutterstock
Society
Ten signs you've been in Sweden too long
Society
Jimi Fritze heard every word when doctors discussed taking his organs
Society
A Swedish farmer explains why the new bestiality ban is 'pointless'
ESL
Sponsored Article
Learning Swedish the easy way
Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Blog Update: The Diplomatic Dispatch

28 October 15:16

The Green Growth Group Summit »

"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

751
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com