Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crown Princess Victoria engaged

The Royal Court of Sweden announced that Crown Princess Victoria will marry her boyfriend Daniel Westling in 2010. I'm glad that Swedes will have their first royal wedding since that of her parents in 1976, though I can't help wishing that princesses--especially heiresses--still married princes, or at least aristocrats. Nevertheless, I wish the couple all the best.

Columnist James Savage, observing that neither traditionalists nor republicans are thrilled by the engagement, points out that the Swedish people remain far more supportive of the monarchy than the media or the politicians.

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