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Westling learns how to become Prince Daniel

TT/Roger Choate · 21 Feb 2010, 10:19

Published: 21 Feb 2010 10:19 GMT+01:00

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The course, which has just started, runs for “more than 18 months” in the first instance, the Court said. It includes studies in political science, history, and Swedish culture. The 36-year-old Westling will also make study visits to various organizations.

Westling, equity partner in three fitness gyms, met Victoria in 2002 while he was her personal trainer.

Meantime, wedding gifts for the couple are being announced every week. A set of luxury bed sheets valued at 26,000 kronor ($3,700) are now being woven at the celebrated Klässbols Linen Mill as a gift from Värmland Province, reports the news agency TT. The sheets will not exactly be a surprise. Permission was required from the Court to stitch the royal monogram into the pricey linens.

A well-known tourist attraction, Klässbols is a family-owned company producing luxury cloths, including linen and napkins for the annual Nobel Prize dinners, along with special items for Swedish royals.

The marriage in June will take place at a resplendent ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral. After tying the knot, Westling will be known as Prince Daniel, and also the Duke of Västergötland. A prince or princess is expected to maintain a special public connection to his or her duchies, but do not govern them.

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Following his engagement last year, Westling underwent a successful kidney transplant operation, with his father as donor.

TT/Roger Choate (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:40 February 21, 2010 by Jenta
Are there any places left on this course, or is it now fully booked?
12:05 February 21, 2010 by senthil v
one last seat left in the course, but i guess there is already a prospective student. If you are gonna marry her sister you could enroll too. Unless its only for the crown prince.
12:29 February 21, 2010 by pyruvicacid
Just remember, you'll most likely have to pay foreign student tuition fees in order to join...
16:00 February 21, 2010 by jazzIIIlove
03:06 February 22, 2010 by Davey-jo
Shouldn't that be Prince Spaniel. Heel boy! ....
18:27 March 9, 2010 by titousmum
it's nice to know, just if you want to help contribute to the mounting costs of the Royal Wedding-

that the Klässbols linens are also for sale at NK-I saw them there in G'borg today. it is politely stated that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of any of the "lovely" linens will go towards something like the Royal Wedding Fund- ( or some similarly named fund..)

Now there's a charity every Swede should get behind! ( irrespective of your tax kroner....)

So see, if you want, there's a chance that YOU,TOO can help with the mounting costs of this Royal Wedding in Stalin's backyard!
06:49 April 30, 2010 by Sherian Elizabeth
I think it's just so wonderful that Sweden has such a beautiful, intelligent and gracious crown princess who is marrying for love and will one day be their queen. I have followed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria on the internet for years and Sweden is so lucky to have someone like her for their future. I wish crown royal couple all the joys and loves that life has to offer them now and in the future.
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