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Madeleine expresses thanks for public support

Madeleine expresses thanks for public support

Published: 15 Jun 2010 11:37 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Jun 2010 11:37 GMT+02:00

Princess Madeleine, who has been on a time out after breaking off her engagement in April, has expressed her thanks for the support of the Swedish people after returning to Sweden in time for her sister's wedding.

"The princess is very pleased to be attending the wedding of the Crown Princess on June 19th," according to a Royal Court press release.

Madeleine has spent the last few months in the USA, where she travelled to get over the break up from Stockholm lawyer Jonas Bergström after revelations in the media over an alleged dalliance with a Norwegian handball player.

Madeleine officially travelled to New York to work with the World Childhood Foundation, an organization founded by her mother Queen Silvia, although in May the Royal Court announced that she was taking a time out from official engagements.

"She needs personal time and peace and quiet. Madeleine is not feeling too good," Nina Eldh at the Royal Court told the Aftonbladet daily at the time.

As the announcement was made of Madeleine's imminent return to Sweden, the princess took the opportunity to express her thanks for the support of the Swedish people since the break up from her partner of eight years.

"She would like to thank for all the support and kindness she has received of late," the Royal Court said.

Princess Madeleine, 28, and Bergström, 31, announced their engagement in August 2009. 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.

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Your comments about this article

15:05 June 15, 2010 by cogito
She took a time out from her time out.

Nice work if you can get it....
16:48 June 15, 2010 by flintis
looking good for it, the time out!
17:48 June 15, 2010 by frey
she looks good in the photo... if you see her out, buy her a grey goose and give her a big smile.
18:12 June 15, 2010 by tigger007
why is it that everytime a royal dusche bag gets into some issues in their home country they want to come to america? GO HOME! royals are meant for europe and NOT america!!
20:55 June 15, 2010 by wxman
I agree tigger007, but we could certainly do worse. Smokin'!
21:16 June 15, 2010 by Soft Boiled
@ cognito

ROFL funniest comment on TL for a long time. Well spotted ;)
21:28 June 15, 2010 by GLO
Sweden has a great asset in the Royal Family. The Princess is Stunning,and has been a good Face on the Front Page. She just needs to pick a guy that loves her more than himself. Good luck Princess.....
22:11 June 15, 2010 by DAVID T
i'm sure she used to be a stripper in latvia
22:16 June 15, 2010 by blursd
You know its hard enough to get through a difficult breakup when its just your family and friends that know about it ... I can hardly imagine having my relationship status being a matter of public knowledge and gossip. Its bad enough when its just friends and family there's always that cousin, or aunt, or uncle that has the social grace of a donkey that finds the worst way to bring it up in front of the entire family ... In her case I'm sure she's getting it from complete strangers too. That would be weird.
09:53 June 16, 2010 by Mackan2017
Guys, wake up!!! Come on, she's been dumped and she's back in play!!!

Brush-off those old chat-up lines and get cracking!!! Form an orderly queue, now.........
11:40 June 17, 2010 by cogito
"the Princess is Stunning,,,"

It is not hard to look good when you spend 30,000 kronor a month on your hair extensions....
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