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King's speech focuses on environment

TT/The Local · 25 Dec 2010, 15:30

Published: 25 Dec 2010 15:30 GMT+01:00

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His speech began, as always, with the words 'Dear Swedes, at home and abroad' and continued by looking at the environment, where he compared the Earth to an apple with a thin and brittle skin.

'If the Earth was an apple, so life on Earth for humans, animals and plants is as fragile as the dew on the apple peel that can be so easily wiped away with a sleeve" the King explained to the Swedish people.

There was no mention of the recently published biography which goes into lurid detail about the King's numerous affairs with younger women including Camilla Henemark, the singer from the pop group Army Of Lovers.

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According to a survey published today 63% of Swedes said they would like to see the King make way for his 33-year-old daughter, Victoria, within the next 10 years. Only 30% said he should reign until his death, while the remaining seven percent did not offer an opinion.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:22 December 25, 2010 by Larry Thrash
Political correctness running amok.
00:30 December 26, 2010 by zircon
With the BP oil spill earlier this year we have learned an important lesson. This was against not only the Pelicans, but also it didn't show us the best side to human intelligence of 2010.
02:15 December 26, 2010 by Jonsol69.blogspot.com
Green or Slimy.

Oil boil and more to burn,

Pollution's powerful profit,

False philanthropy professes,

Save the environment, they cry,

And let the people die,

For all Gestapo green is good.

Yet we listen and believe,

And reason do no longer weave,

For lies preferred and truth deterred.

So do not put blind faith in hands,

For Frankensteins of lab and bank,

And politicians smile so rank.

- Jon Solis.

Our minds are precious and,

Difficult to prevent them fed,

With all manner of deceitful dread.
11:15 December 26, 2010 by Tennessee Thunder
LMAO,,,,wonder what he got Al Gore for Christmas....
13:13 December 26, 2010 by Rebel
An apple metaphor? I would have thought the king could have made the connection between Humpty Dumpty at least.
15:12 December 26, 2010 by freepress
"He also thanked the people of Sweden for their support for the royal wedding which took place earlier this year..."

According to the Rupublikanska förening (repf.se), "one serious restriction of the Swedish democracy still remains, a historical remainder unacceptable to any modern democratic society - the monarchy... The individuals who are born into the royal family and possess the right to the thrown are denied the foundational right to govern their own lives..."
15:21 December 26, 2010 by johnny1939
I wonder who wrote this speach???
20:30 December 26, 2010 by Rebel
http://regionalworkbench.org/USP2/terms_defined/apple_demo.htm ?
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