In the television program may the king, inter alia, the issue of whether he thought about relinquishing his patronage of the Swedish Academy.
– No, it is something you do not. It is, rather, on the contrary, replies the king.
"It's a very boring story, I think, that the Academy has come in the situation the have found themselves in right now," continues the king.
He also emphasizes that it is the Swedish Academy itself to solve the problems they have, even if he is open to support the association.
– the Academy is, the – that's the whole point! – independent and solves its problems itself. There is nothing to go in and control and set in. But if you can help and support with the opportunities you have, do it.
not only affect the Swedish cultural life, says the king.
– It affects the also beskådare from other countries who wonder what has happened in Sweden. I have received many questions based on what is happening.
the King also believe that the department is significant.
– It is important that there is such an academy which will safeguard and nurture the Swedish language.
”the Year with the royal family” is broadcast in its entirety in the SVT on 1 January.
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