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The royal family boycotts Svenska Akademien: - Embarrassing for Sweden

on Thursday evening the annual høytidssammenkomsten to Svenska Akademien of the stack. Each year marked the year that has passed in Börshuset, Stockholm, and th

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The royal family boycotts Svenska Akademien: - Embarrassing for Sweden

on Thursday evening the annual høytidssammenkomsten to Svenska Akademien of the stack. Each year marked the year that has passed in Börshuset, Stockholm, and the ceremony is) since king Gustaf III started the tradition in the 1700s.

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Right in the festsalen, raised on a podium, stands a long table surrounded by gilt chairs. Between the podium and the rest of the saddle is a barrier decorated with gullkroner.

the Hall is filled by the Sweden's social and kulturtopper, and the event is known for the pomp, the splendor, gallakjoler and dressløyfer.

The Swedish king is Akademiens "maximum protect". He and the royal family are located along the salens long.

But not this year.

After a year marked by scandals, rule changes and internal strife, several members of the royal family to decline this year's invitation. This report Aftonbladet.

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Prince Carl Philip, princess Sofia, princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'neill glimrer all with his absence during the ceremony in the evening.

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- Both crown princess Victoria and queen Silvia have engaged strongly in the metoo promotion earlier, " says kongehusekspert Anders Johan Stavseng in the Look and Listen to the Newspaper.

He believes that the royal family takes a clear stand until the storm of controversy that has surrounded Akademien the last year.

The annual dinner is one of the highlights of the royal calendar, and the great apostasy bears witness to a committed, states which are now clearly marking their dissatisfaction.

He refers to queen Silvias charitable organization "Childhood", which among other things puts the spotlight on women and trafficking.

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According to Aftonbladet's king Carl XVI Gustaf has decided that only himself, the queen Silvia and crown princess Victoria will participate in the year.

editor-in-chief Roger Lundgren in Kungsliga magazine parts Stavsengs opinion that the royal family takes a clear stand.

It is evident that the king has been annoyed at Akademien throughout the year, " he says to Aftonbladet.

He does not believe the selection will go unnoticed.

- It's embarrassing for Sweden that we are not handing out the nobel Prize in literature, which is known all over the world.

Margareta Thorgren is the head of information at the Swedish court. She says they look long-term on the situation, and hope Akademien want to get out of the crisis.

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It is true that not all of the coming year. It is an assessment from year to year who participates, " she says to Aftonbladet.

She emphasizes that crown princess Victoria and the king himself will be in place in virtue of their roles as the highest protects and future highest protector of Akademien. The other is absence of the "various reasons", she says.

- Bortforklaring

On the question whether the absence is a conscious selection against the Akademien, the answer Thorgren:

- That you can interpret, and the interpretation I have nothing against.

This explanation does not buy Stavseng.

Although the castle's informasjonsavdeling official attempts to "explain away" the apostasy, and there is no doubt that they now mark their views.

the royal family is not the first to decline the invitation this year. Two weeks ago told the archbishop Antje Jackelén to Swedish media that she chose not to participate because of the controversies around Akademien the last year.

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