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Prince hooks up with bikini model: reports

Paul O'Mahony · 15 Jan 2010, 18:50

Published: 15 Jan 2010 18:50 GMT+01:00

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Sweden's tabloids went into overdrive this week with news that the 25-year-old bikini model and former Paradise Hotel contestant was the prince's new belle.

But the race car-driving prince would neither confirm nor deny the rumours when approached on Friday by newspaper Expressen outside the agricultural college he attends in Alnarp in southern Sweden.

"I'm not going to say anything. People will have to accept that," he said.

Prince Carl Philip has been a regular fixture on the party scene since his previous relationship with Emma Pernald came to an end in February of last year.

Sources close to the prince told the tabloids that he has already met with Hellqvist's family.

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The 25-year-old model first came to prominence when posing for a series of racy photographs for men's magazine Slitz. Such was her popularity with readers that she was later headhunted to appear in the 2005 season of Paradise Hotel.

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

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19:05 January 15, 2010 by xavidx
Whoo hoooo. Go Prince Carl Philip Go.
21:10 January 15, 2010 by jose_s
i guess she's a sucker for prins korv....
22:36 January 15, 2010 by wxman
"Let me get a look at this guy Carl! Hmmmm, I don't know. I don't think he's my type. What? He's a prince? Well wait just a minute! He is kinda cute."
00:14 January 16, 2010 by Twiceshy
Beauty and the Beast?
01:14 January 16, 2010 by wenddiver
As an American Guy you have no idea how much more impressive the title "Bikini Model" is than "Prince", over here.
03:31 January 16, 2010 by Baned
Oh man, I just looked up this Prince Carl and he kinda looks like Orlando Bloom??!! I say the bikini model scored!
11:09 January 16, 2010 by Marc the Texan
Prince Carl Philip coverboy for Barely Regal magazine.
13:32 January 16, 2010 by caradoc
is this really news or justthe local repeating tabloid page fillers?
02:59 January 21, 2010 by svenskdod
Good on him, don't comment to any of the leaches. He looks like he could be Orland Bloom's brother, fully!

Any red blooded guy out there is saying "if I was a prince, thats exactly what I would do" right now.
17:18 August 3, 2010 by Jan#1
I would expect the Prince would date a woman with class not a body.
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