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Princess Madeleine wins German libel award

The Local/pvs · 27 Jan 2011, 07:21

Published: 27 Jan 2011 07:21 GMT+01:00

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The German supreme court confirmed the compensation on Wednesday, according to a report in the Metro daily.

The case stems from several articles published in papers belonging to the Klambt publishing house, including titles such as “Frau mit Herz” and “Welt der Frau”.

The stories included a wide range of false information and claims about Princess Madeleine's life and living habits, including details that she was pregnant and planning to marry.

The stories were published between 2000 and 2004 and the suit was first filed by the royal family’s star German attorney Matthias Prinz.

The Swedish royal family has indicated earlier that the money will be donated to charity.

Princess Madeleine, who is third in line to the throne and the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, has endured a tough period in her private life over the past year.

The Royal Court had announced in August 2009 that Madeleine, then 27, was to marry the then 30-year-old Jonas Bergström, a Stockholm lawyer she had been dating for seven years.

But in a short statement in April 2010, the Royal Court said the couple had "gone separate ways" after intense media coverage of the allegedly troubled relationship, including claims from a Norwegian woman that she had an affair with Bergström.

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After some time off, Madeleine returned to work in June, and in November spoke of the "heartache" that the break up had caused.

The princess now spends most of her time in New York working for the World Childhood Foundation, a grant-giving organisation set up by her mother in 1999.

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Your comments about this article

08:34 January 27, 2011 by mikewhite
"Swedish royals top in libel payout awards !"
08:57 January 27, 2011 by Bryan Dopp
A great day for freedom from the press!

Maybe someone should create a national holiday to

celebrate, At least there is justice in Germany.

Poor Madeleiene has to celebrate in New York, just

so the press won't be snooping on how she is doing it.

Have a nice day Madeleine.

Bryan Dopp

09:24 January 27, 2011 by karex
I think the English Royals should have started sueing the tabloids decades ago. May have spared Princess Diana's life...

Way to go Germany!
11:15 January 27, 2011 by johnny1939
I do hope that the princess donates the money to a charity since she works for one in New York. But perhaps that is too much to hope for. she is busy w/ visiting bars in CP etc. and one needs money for that.
12:46 January 27, 2011 by UScitizen
I'm waiting for her and her daddy to sue the Swedish papers so all the taxpayers here can put more money in their royal pockets.
17:22 January 27, 2011 by Arturio
Is she single? i love her, she is so sweet. I wanna maried her.
17:43 January 27, 2011 by GLO
Nice... No one deserves to be lied about. The courts have served the law well. Good for the Princess.

This American Swede loves the Royal Family.
20:05 January 27, 2011 by DAVID T
She would have been awarded 800 sek if the court was in Sweden
20:19 January 27, 2011 by rybo1
She surely needs the extra money.
23:31 January 27, 2011 by wxman
The money isn't the purpose. Teaching them a lesson is.
17:59 January 28, 2011 by jon f
Wow now American Swedes have a real Queen in our Swedish Community to Love know we half to do is to builder her a royal American castile for her to live in so when all you from Sweden can come over and work as her royal servants she can speak at the Swedish American schools we can have her appear in the rose bow parades. A Television reality show working in royals American Castile She can knight the top Swedish North American Hockey player of the year And other Athletics what great Idea! But good luck with American media.!
17:50 February 2, 2011 by Juan Harry Bush
Oh, great!

Now Swedes are becoming more and more like sue happy Americans.

Hey, part of the unwritten rules of being a celeberty is to accept all that comes with it, up to and including imvasion of privacy, as there is no privacy especially when a person is a public official.

You can't have a cake and eat it too : )

And, why sue for monitary gain when She is living on tax payer funds?

Just another great thing about Sweden.

Good Job Sweden!
19:08 October 4, 2012 by Helge Krupski
Open Information for prosecutors and police in Sweden about H.R.H. Princess Madeleine Bernadotte (she deceived the court, it is a fraud and a Criminal) links -


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