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Kidney transplant for Princess's fiancé

James Savage · 27 May 2009, 22:09

Published: 27 May 2009 22:09 GMT+02:00

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The operation took place on Wednesday at Karolinska Hospital in Solna, Stockholm.

"Daniel Westling has today undergone a kidney transplant at Karolinska Hospital and he is doing very well," Nina Eldh, spokeswoman for the Royal Court, told news agency TT. Olle Westling was also feeling well following the removal of his kidney, Eldh said.

The operation had not been announced in advance, nor was it previously publicly known that Westling had a kidney condition.

The transplant was due to a congenital disorder which led to impaired kidney function, according to the palace. The condition is understood not to be hereditary.

Crown Princess Victoria is currently on an official visit to Greenland with heirs to the other Scandinavian thrones. She is due to return on June 1st. Eldh said that the couple had talked over the operation long in advance.

"It was agreed that the Crown Princess would travel to Greenland," Eldh commented.

Westling and the princess, who announced their engagement in February, are due to marry on June 19th next year. Upon marriage, Westling will become known as Prince Daniel, Duke of Västra Götaland.

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Hospital spokesman Klas Östman said he would not comment on an individual patient, directing all questions to the palace.

James Savage (james.savage@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

05:04 May 28, 2009 by Marley420
Well, at least he was not put on a waiting list...
06:53 May 28, 2009 by peropaco
I wish a full recovery to the ugly duck
07:49 May 28, 2009 by phiandora
Well I'm very glad that the operation went well for both parties i.e. Daniel and Olle. Get well soon...
12:45 May 28, 2009 by tigger007

that the royal family want swedes(TAX PAYERS) to pay for their wedding and which swedes aren't invited too!

14:52 May 28, 2009 by eZee.se
@ tigger007,

umm, because they are "royalty"?

Yes, in this day and age (after sending a man to the moon and exploring other alien exoplanets via orbiting telescopes) you're suppsed to bow down arse over stern because some prick (or some pricks family) is considered "royal".

In all fairness its a bit more fail here (eg. the king of Sweden got a speeding ticket) imagine the same happening for the uber pricks of the English royal family or the super uber (scumbag lowlife) royalty of the middle east...
16:43 May 28, 2009 by peropaco

Yep, and we will pay for it indeed. We are getting it up the west end without any lubricant whatsoever. Somos un país de tartamudos.....
17:35 May 28, 2009 by eZee.se
Oops, a bit of a typo:

I wrote:

In all fairness its a bit more fail here

I meant

In all fairness its a bit more FAIR here

and on a side note, Tigger, the only reason you are not invited is coz you are f**king ugly..no other reason.


JK - sorry, couldnt resist!
18:10 May 28, 2009 by Puffin
Well he did find his own donor after all...
20:06 May 28, 2009 by High Priestess Kang - Slut
This might be the, "real" reason why PrinceKnight hasn't graced us with his presence lately.
20:08 May 28, 2009 by High Priestess Kang - Slut
But you would pay for a wedding you were invited to?
21:10 May 28, 2009 by Mzungu
Absolutly correct, especially seeing as the first one didn't turn out to be 'up to royal scratch'!

*oh well! happens* :shame:
21:54 May 28, 2009 by Plowbridge H. Broad
I hear he's moved in with Bee.
17:46 May 29, 2009 by main
Good health to Mr. Westling. No doubt the princess is very supportive, and very much in love. Good qualities in a human being, and for the future monarch.
14:37 May 30, 2009 by Suresh Alvapillai
Please accept my best wishes to Daniel Westling for a full and speedy recovery.

-Suresh Alvapillai-
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