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Victoria 'kidnapped' for her hen party

Victoria 'kidnapped' for her hen party

Published: 14 May 2010 17:53 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 May 2010 17:53 GMT+02:00

With her wedding only a month away, friends of Crown Princess Victoria have been gathering to help her bid farewell to her days as a spinster, according to reports.

In time-honoured Swedish tradition, Victoria’s friends ‘kidnapped’ her from her home at Drottningholm Palace near Stockholm on Thursday evening ahead of a fun filled hen (bachelorette) party in the Stockholm Archipelago.

According to Expressen, Victoria was ambushed during a dinner to celebrate the 31st birthday of her brother, Prince Carl Philip. The plot had reportedly been hatched by close friend Caroline Kreuger.

Swedish stag (bachelor) and hen parties are by tradition kept secret from the bride and groom.

In Victoria’s case, her friends had kept other members of the Royal Family informed, and birthday boy Carl Philip was reported by Expressen to be in on the act. Indeed, the hen party was even reported to have been smuggled into the palace with the help of one of the royal bodyguards.

The friends, all wearing masks, whisked her away to a waiting boat to take her Stockholm Archipelago, where they were expected to party for two days, according to Expressen. Princess Madeleine, newly returned from the United States, is expected to be among those participating.

Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling had his stag party last weekend. He was reported to have been treated to a champagne breakfast and a trip to a recording studio, where he recorded songs including the Carola hit ‘Främling’.

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Your comments about this article

19:15 May 14, 2010 by silly t
waste...or is the local trying to gain some royal favours?
19:38 May 14, 2010 by Mina08
o' yipeee how exciting ...
19:42 May 14, 2010 by StockholmSam
Well, it is newsworthy since it is interesting to the majority of Swedes. However, I am not so interested and neither is my sambo because we are staunch republicanistas ... even though she is sitting here next to me demanding that I wait for her to finish reading it. :-)
11:13 May 15, 2010 by JulieLou40
OMG...what an AWFUL photo of an otherwise pretty girl!!
11:32 May 15, 2010 by peropaco
The local is brown nosing the bernadottes. she is only 32 yo and already look like an old schmatta with all those wrinkles. Why the hell do Swedish women get that wrinkled past 30?????
13:14 May 15, 2010 by JulieLou40
...that's nothing compared to Norwegian women...... :-D
14:18 May 15, 2010 by Steggles
Too much sun.
14:26 May 15, 2010 by skatsouf
@ peropaco: not all of them do; not using sunscreen is the reason for those getting wrinkled that early
16:37 May 15, 2010 by Michael84
Sounds like a lot of fun. Have fun guys

Cheers
17:35 May 15, 2010 by blondelover
Is, she really 32 years old ?
17:53 May 15, 2010 by unbelievablesweden
A chisel would be nice for the several layers of her make-up. But, seriously, you must remember, the people she surrounds herself with, the Östermalm crowd, look even worse. The in-thing for them to do is have an "orange oompa loompa tan" year round. It is a cultural thing. They are as far away as can be from the teachings of Jantelagam. What hypocrites.
09:52 May 16, 2010 by Shanie
Poor Daniel just got a champagne breakfast and a trip to some music studio to record a few pre-approved old lady song, thats not a stag party. Poor devil is gonna be walking around with his balls in her handbag for the rest of his life....... she is hot though.
21:20 May 16, 2010 by repat_xpat
Wow, what a chin! Isn't there something about everyone being equal in Sweden? If so, then why does the princes get the chin of 4 people. Its just not fair.
22:26 May 16, 2010 by zircon
The peacock hen's party is more like it.
15:17 May 17, 2010 by unforgiven
Very nice! Have fun with the taxpayers' money...
15:41 May 17, 2010 by cogito
"Why the hell do Swedish women get that wrinkled past 30?????"

Hours in the tanning salons.
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