Svensk Damtidning had two articles about Madeleine.
At the first short one they told about Madeleine and Chris having dinner with their friends at Teatergrillen.
At the other reporter Margareta Heed writes a criticizing article about Madeleine.
Madeleine har blivit vår prinsessa på ärten (Madeleine has become our Princess with the Pea)
She goes her own way and does like she wants. A quality which the most have praised before. But with a row of cancelled jobs has made many ask if Madeleine really likes her princess work. Maybe that is what we should expect in the future – an absent Madeleine who shuns all the attention. Although she gets very much served on a golden plate she seems to be very irritated about the little pea under it.
She said no to the Nobel ceremony at the last moment. The reason was her pregnancy and that she didn’t want to fly. But just a week after she flew much more. First to Sweden, and a day after to London from where she continued to Wien. She was seen walking at the streets with Chris and had dinner with his mother and sister.
But at home in Sweden all this travel seemed to have a hard effect to the princess, she had cold and had to rest. Once more the princess cancelled an event and didn’t attend at her mother’s 70th birthday lunch for the official Sweden.
Some speculated that Madeleine has a pelvic pain SPD (foglossning), and because of that she couldn't sit for hours, this would have been a good reason not to attend at a royal duty. But when Svensk Damtidning asked from the court if this was the reason the court said that the princess is feeling fine.
Madeleine delivered scholarships at the Royal Mews. A small sneeze hinted to having had cold before she went to a car which took her the 100 meters to her home. Both then and at the birthday concert she wore high heels, one more evidence that she doesn’t have SPD.
Another example of Madeleine’s dislike for royal duties was when the king and queen visited USA in 2013. Then she didn’t want to represent with her father and mother, although she was in the country. The king and queen visited without her Washington and Philadelphia while Madeleine was in New York, just some hours away. Only after a lot of nagging Madeleine attended at the last dinner of the visit.
At the same time Madeleine has many times told that her role as a princess should not change when she moved to USA.
- Partly I have my work at Childhood, partly I represent Sweden when I am asked to. I will continue to work for Sweden in USA, Madeleine said then.
But now many think that she in practice works contrary to her own statement. And they ask if she should continue to be a princess if she doesn’t take her role seriously.