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Princess feels 'panic' as wedding nears

AFP/The Local · 13 May 2010, 18:35

Published: 13 May 2010 18:35 GMT+02:00

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Marriage and starting a family will be "fantastic. We are very impatient but a bit stressed too, a bit nervous. There is some panic over having to organise everything for the wedding," she told public broadcaster Sveriges Radio in an interview.

"But all engaged couples must experience this feeling of panic," added Victoria, 32, who is the eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf.

The princess's wedding to luxury fitness club owner Daniel Westling on June 19 has provoked strong feelings in Sweden, where a recent poll showed a growing number of Swedes want to abolish the monarchy.

The April survey showed 58 percent of Swedes still favour the royal family, but also indicated that the number opposed to the monarchy had more than doubled in the past decade to 28 percent.

The princess said the "support we have received from the people of Sweden is magnificent".

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Victoria and Westling have been officially engaged since February 2009.

The princess has two siblings, Carl Philip, 31 and Madeleine, 27, who recently separated from a Stockholm lawyer.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

00:14 May 14, 2010 by voiceofreason
Marriage is honorable, enjoyable and fulfilling. Its nothing to be afraid of especially when you have the entire resources of the nation at your disposal.

I wonder though, why you are getting married so late since you are heir apparent.
01:24 May 14, 2010 by repat_xpat
Was this photoshopped? Where is that royal chin? This chin looks like its one twice the size it should be.
01:34 May 14, 2010 by YankeeViking
@ repat_xpat, Has Jay Leno ever been to Sweden 33 years ago? Or was the Queen ever in the USA 33 years ago? just wondering.....;-)
01:49 May 14, 2010 by dizzymoe33
How much do you want to bet that the princess will be pregnant before the first year of marrige is up?
03:40 May 14, 2010 by pookapete
he was a commoner, the royals were waiting for govt acceptance, as well as people acceptance and the juggling of the various royal houses itinerary< musnt let wills pending engagement announcement over shadow a cousins, and , the big eight conference andthe eoc conference were more important issues...its all in the matter of snagging the hedlines and peoples interest withy a proper sence of duty and respect for others
11:35 May 14, 2010 by dwb5555
She should run away as that would make this a funny story
04:11 May 16, 2010 by repat_xpat
Excellent question Yankee. Not sure where the link between the mammoth chin's lies, but there must be something somewhere. That chin is HUGE!
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