Confirmed: Swedish Princess Living with Boyfriend
The Swedish Royal Court’s spokesperson, Bertil Ternert, has confirmed that Princess Madeleine is living with her boyfriend of one year, Chris O’Neill.
Apparently, the couple have been living together since November. “They have lived at the same address for a long time,” Mr Ternert told Aftonbladet. Mr O’Neill’s town house is in the East Village, and Princess Madeleine has been spotted numerous times walking around the area.
Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill’s romance was made public in January 2011 when they were filmed together at the Boathouse restaurant in New York City.
In previous instances, such information would not have been confirmed by the Court unless the couple was engaged or planning to get engaged. However, since the appointment of Mr Tennert as spokesperson at the beginning of 2011, the Court has been commenting on the private lives of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s two youngest children – including comments on their relationships. Much has been made of the comments made in relation to Prince Carl Philip’s relationship with Sofia Hellqvist, with many believing that until an engagement is announced, the Court should not speak of the family’s private lives.
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