Royal watchers were not surprised, but certainly disappointed that HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden nor her fiancé Jonas Bergstrom were present for the celebrations around Queen Margrethe’s 70th birthday. It would be one thing if just the King, Queen, and Crown Princess were in attendance, as is often the case. But Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling was there, as was Prince Carl Philip. So Princess Madeleine most certainly would have normally been there, therefore this feeds the fire that there is deep trouble with her relationship. It is possible that they were affected by the Icelandic volcano ash that affected many travelers, but there was no statement by the royal court.
Even before the birthday no-show, there was news that Jonas, Madeleine’s longtime boyfriend and fiancé, had received support from Daniel Westling. The latter knows the pressure that comes with being engaged to a princess first hand. Pictures emerged showing Jonas being dropped off at his apartment by Mr. Westling and there have been reports that the relationship is indeed over, but the proximity to Victoria’s wedding have prevented an announcement. More news to come…hopefully happier.
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