Aftonbladet's article from yesterday:
Prince Carl Philip may lose the Stenhammar Castle - son may have priority
Prince Carl Philip has probably been in order to lease the castle after his parents but now the king has given his latest grandchild the priority.
Stenhammar Castle in Flen in Södermanland is not owned, but rented by the king.
According to Robert von Kraemer's will the lease right belongs to "a prince of the royal family with the eventual succession to the throne".
Therefore Prince Carl Philip should stand in line. But no, it is not obvious. According to the will the prince of the royal family, who is Duke of Södermanland owns a preferential right to lease if he or his parent or guardian wishes. The King announced last week that Prince Alexander is the new Duke of Sodermanland.
According to the testament, the parents have the right to put their vetoes regarding Stenhammar until the Duke comes of age.
So the question is what happens to Stenhammar when the king passes away.
If Prince Alexander has become of age, he can be the one to decide who will get to lease the castle.
- One can say congratulations to Alexander, formally he prevails at the next lease parcel, that is, when the king dies. But as it is in the testament, if he himself or his guardian, that is to say Carl Philip agrees, says author and journalist Herman Lindqvist.
But Stenhammar's future could be decided during the current lease period.
- The King can write his own kind of will, but probably the king wants prince Alexander to take over because he has made him the duke. I can imagine that the King writes a will that Carl Philip will take over until Alexander comes of age. But this is unique and exclusive, I don't know any other royal thing reserved to a duke, Lindqvist says.
There's two other princes, too?
- Yes, but they are not dukes of Södermanland.
The court can't tell if there is any thought about what will happen to Stenhammar in the future.
- There is surely, but there is nothing that the court can explain, says Margareta Thorgren.
Is there any interest from Crown Princess Victoria that Prince Oscar will take over Stenhammar?
- What we can conclude is that Stenhammar is a place that the king really likes and he has interest concerning animals, nature and agriculture issues together with Prince Carl Philip.
So the idea is that Carl Philip will take over?
- No, I haven't said that. What we can say is that Stenhammar means a lot to the king, and interest in agricultural issues is something he shares with his son.
Thorgren doesn't know if the king is aware about these things in the will regarding who has the right to Stenhammar.
Footnote: Aftonbladet has tried to get lawyers at the National Property Board to interpret the will but they announce that they currently see no reason to interpret the parts of the testament's conditions regarding future tenants.
Prins Carl Philip kan förlora framtida disponeringsrätt av Stenhammar slott - till sonen prins Alexander _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet