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Swedish prince speaks out on nightclub attack

13 Aug 2012, 08:37

Published: 13 Aug 2012 08:37 GMT+02:00

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“It’s been an emotional and overwhelming experience. We feel fine considering the circumstances, but this is an incident that we want to handle privately," the prince and his girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The 33-year-old prince was leaving the Baoli nightclub in Cannes, southern France, around 3am on Saturday morning when he was attacked by a man, prompting a scuffle as several people intervened.

A video of the fight (featured below) has also surfaced on the internet, where the prince is seen being hit while held in a headlock, with his girlfriend trying to diffuse the situation screaming “Darling, darling”.

The prince had spent the evening with Hellqvist, both of whom have now spoken to Swedish media “in the hope of avoiding speculation”.

“We had a pleasant night with our nearest and dearest. When we were leaving, Carl Philip was attacked by a stranger,” Sofia told Aftonbladet.

Talk that the assailant was possibly an acquaintance was also dismissed by the couple.

“We’ve heard from several people that our near friends were involved, and we truly want to highlight that this is not the case,” they told the paper.

Meanwhile, the Royal Court claims that the incident will not have any significant impact on Prince Carl Philip's schedule, and that the matter is being investigated.

“We’re considering how we can proceed with a possible lawsuit. This will be decided this week,” explained Royal Court press spokesperson Bertil Ternert

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Your comments about this article

09:32 August 13, 2012 by Ranjit T Edward
Nothing like a good smack across the face when pissed out of your mind. Prince or not!
09:49 August 13, 2012 by robban70226
must be protected 24/365??


they have money to party for the night they should have money for private babysitting,

There are more important issues where to spend taxpayers money, Lets his daddy take care of him..
10:10 August 13, 2012 by Cephalectomy
why is everyone dressed in white ?
10:17 August 13, 2012 by Rod Munch
Looked like a video full of Tunisians or Moroccans to me (thus explaining the violence). Is TL sure this clip was taken in France?
10:19 August 13, 2012 by Emerentia
They had been to a nightclub which had some party called "Crazy Angels", where the dresscode was white.
10:59 August 13, 2012 by occassional
@Rod Munch

That's what France looks like nowadays :) Mind you, Sweden and its streets and clubs are full of repugnant and sleazy types that fit your description to a T.
11:31 August 13, 2012 by robban70226
Crazy Angels for sure Dont f#uck with angels!! Specially the crazy type :-)
12:21 August 13, 2012 by Decedo
Doesn't matter how 'blue' the blood is. A 'drunken Swede is a drunken Swede'.
13:46 August 13, 2012 by robban70226

you hitted the nail in the head...
15:01 August 13, 2012 by tr2001
come at me bro.
15:34 August 13, 2012 by playmobil
@ Rod munch:

you should travel a bit, this might help you enlarging your perception of the people in the world..

Hopefully it helps you not being pathetically redundant with "arabic countries not being able to anything else than violence.." every 2 or days..

It just tells about you, not about what you think you are pointing out obsessively!
15:36 August 13, 2012 by darky
Good smacks on his face. Tax money is being spent as far as in France as well?? Sure it is not an angry Swede who feels his tax money is being misused? hehe
16:08 August 13, 2012 by Gee
By jove, I do believe that the prince got served.
16:12 August 13, 2012 by CJ from Sunshine Desserts
Although I don`t agree with the GTN or NTF movements, you always get violence on weekend when you mix alcohol & young people & nightclubs..no matter where they are or whom they cater to....just another lesson at the college of life Phillip dear boy......anyway it was a sucker punch...hardly sporting...
19:01 August 13, 2012 by ontheball
@tr2001 'come at me bro.'

Tremble, lol!
20:03 August 13, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
The lawsuit will be interesting, as it may reveal the attacker's motives. Maybe the last gasp of the Bastille Day?

To Philip's credit, he is apparently dating women who reside in Sweden (Hellqvist). This is in contrast to Madeleine, who, after having been burned to a crisp by that Swedish lawyer, appears to have sworn off men who live in Sweden, in exchange for men from New York.

Because the Royal family in Sweden is basically a state funded lottery (anyone can marry into it, and then be set for life), the Royals in turn owe it to the Swedish public to date and marry Swedish residents or citizens. Accordingly Madeleine should be cut off for life from all taxpayer funds if she marries a New Yorker, like Edward abdicating the throne to marry Wallace Simpson.
11:11 August 14, 2012 by Flutterbye
Oh dear....not very dignified is it LOL!!!!
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