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Daniel could be made HRH: report

TT/The Local · 27 May 2010, 10:06

Published: 27 May 2010 10:06 GMT+02:00

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It has already been announced that Westling will be known as Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, but now King Carl Gustaf is considering whether to bestow the HRH title, according to SVT.

The rank of Royal Highness is in the king’s personal gift.

“Daniel’s title is being discussed, although from what I have heard nothing has been decided yet,” Anette Wallner from the Royal Court’s press office told SVT’s Rapport programme.

The final decision on the title will be announced on Sunday, Wallner added. Westling will formally receive any title on his wedding day, 19th June.

Raising Daniel to the rank of HRH would give him the same status as other senior members of the Royal Family such as Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine and Princess Lilian. Other members of the family, such as the king’s sisters, Princesses Margaretha, Desirée and Christina, lost the rank after marrying commoners.

There is no recent precedent in Sweden for the king to follow when deciding Daniel’s title, as Crown Princess Victoria is set to be the country’s first reigning queen since Ulrika Eleonora in the eighteenth century. But in other European monarchies, husbands of queens or female heirs to the throne have been granted the style HRH, such as in the case of Prince Henrik of Denmark or Britain’s Prince Phillip.

Magdalena Ribbing, etiquette expert for Dagens Nyheter newspaper, said a decision to grant the title would mean that Daniel would achieve the same rank as the Crown Princess.

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“And that would actually be more equal, actually,” she said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:46 May 27, 2010 by byke
With an HRH title, he isnt the king able to allocate more cash to the elite lines?
19:05 May 27, 2010 by europeman31
Who gives this Right to King or whatever to call himself or giving title to his siblings , the highness etc .. this mean we the rest or people are lowerness

When this class monarchies will be vanish from world ? we need social just world system .. where all are equal . not white is superor over black , no priest is superior than public man, no King is superior than rest of population.

wakup now my friends and think
19:16 May 27, 2010 by AdamVikingen
23:21 May 27, 2010 by Dr. Dillner
Each country gets the leadership it deserves.
23:30 May 27, 2010 by wxman
They've got the money to do whatever they want. Whether or not you choose to recognize them and their lives/lifestyles is strictly up to you. They didn't "force" the media to cover this.
02:21 May 28, 2010 by swedhat
This is really strange !!.. these guys are playing with tax payers money..
02:55 May 28, 2010 by repat_xpat
Check out the huge chin protruding from behind the queen. Is that Jay Leno?
05:32 May 28, 2010 by Nifty
Quite simple really.

If you dont like the way things are done here in Sverige then bugger off back to where you came from.

Who's Jay Leno?
08:43 May 28, 2010 by xavidx
Jay Leno

09:56 May 28, 2010 by salalah
He looks like he is 50 years old. He could be called "Old Fart " instead
13:42 May 28, 2010 by bubbagump
Just a question. If they changed the law of heredity to allow for the first born to ascend to the throne, regardless of sex, in a show of fairness then:

If the ascending King's wife is automatically crowned "Queen", why is it not equal to give the husband of the ascending queen the title of "King" even if she will be the one in charge?

Equal, but some are more equal than others. And please, no comments explaining how it works with british royalty as that would be comparing apples with jordgubber.
05:37 May 30, 2010 by repat_xpat
Nifty, sorry for the misunderstanding. I don't mind how things are done in Sweden. I'm just shocked by the size of the princess chin. Jay Leno is an American with an enormous chin, like the princess, but we expect American's to be excessive consumers, not Swedes. You would think that a Swedish princess with so much extra chin would share some of it with those who are less fortunate.
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