Swedish royals cost more than Danes

Sweden's royal family costs nearly 27 million kronor more to keep than its cousins in Denmark, a Norwegian paper has said.

Norwegian taxpayers pay most in Scandinavia for the upkeep of their royal family, which is nearly twice as costly as that of Denmark, business paper Finansavisen said on Saturday.

While Denmark’s Queen Margrethe had to make do with a modest €7.9 million (72 million kronor) contribution from the state last year, Norway’s royals picked up €14 million (127 million kronor).

In addition, Norway’s King Harald receives €937,000 in personal maintenance plus free protection and other perks, the paper said.

Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf got €10.5 million last year to make ends meet.