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Old 01-31-2015, 01:07 PM
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Why did he left the Bank Sector ?? as Anne2 says it remains mysterous..
I don't like this man , his mother and sibings.
Chris worked for Noster Capital hedge fund, he had stopped working there in April or May 2013. The swedish press told about this a couple of days after their wedding and that Chris would start working as a "business angel", start his own company and invest in new companies.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:32 PM
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Eva Malmborg from the County Administrative Board of Gävleborg told to Expressen:
- The court called at the end of the week and told me that even Chris O'Neill would take part at the visit. It was a pleasant surprise.
Do you know why he comes?
- No, no idea. Just got the news that he will be with at the visit and it is fun. As far as I know, it's the first time Chris O'Neill visits Gävle.
Expressen has sought the court for a comment.
Madeleine besöker Gävle - med Chris Nyheter Expressen
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:26 PM
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Perhaps he is trialling how viable it is for him to have a home base in Sweden with his wife and daughter and still function within the world of finance.

Great if he is and, if not, still great that he is getting just a little more involved in Madeleine's world.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:16 AM
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He's probably just going to be a supportive husband and visit a place that is obviously important and of meaning to his wife. Perhaps it's no more than that.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:23 AM
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He's probably just going to be a supportive husband and visit a place that is obviously important and of meaning to his wife. Perhaps it's no more than that.
But because his attendance was told to the hosts many days after Madeleine's visit was published, it seems that at first he had planned to work, then maybe a work trip had been cancelled and he decided to go with Madeleine. It may also be that the court told him that he should go, due to the bad press they had got during the last weeks.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:15 AM
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But because his attendance was told to the hosts many days after Madeleine's visit was published, it seems that at first he had planned to work, then maybe a work trip had been cancelled and he decided to go with Madeleine. It may also be that the court told him that he should go, due to the bad press they had got during the last weeks.
Interesting idea. Wonder if we will be seeing more of him. How will he will take to all the fuss? Ha! Funny.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:33 AM
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Svenskdam will be in Gavle today and updating their site as time passes
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They also got a comment from the county governor
''- It will be great fun. The princess is really easy to deal with. She is a very charming and nice person, says the visit host, Governor Barbro Holmberg

The visit begins at 12:00 in Gävle with lunch for about 50 invited guests.
- The visit was the princess' initiative, which feels great, says Barbro.

Already discussion about the visit started as early as last summer Barbro tells us that there are lots of things they would like to show off, but they eventually decided to visit two places where the princess had not been before.
- I do not really think the royal family understands how important it is for a county to get a visit like this. It gives pride to the county, and pride is something very important for us', says Barbro.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:50 AM
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Prince Daniel's parents Olle and Ewa Westling were also invited to the lunch. Madeleine and Chris hugged them very warmly. Governor Barbro Holmberg knows very well the whole royal family. She hosted Victoria's and Daniel's three-day-visit to Ockelbo and Gävle in 2011. According to the reporter of Gefle Dagblad this is Madeleine's first official visit to Gävle since 2007 and she has been criticized that she hasn't visited her duchy more often.

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:56 AM
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But because his attendance was told to the hosts many days after Madeleine's visit was published, it seems that at first he had planned to work, then maybe a work trip had been cancelled and he decided to go with Madeleine. It may also be that the court told him that he should go, due to the bad press they had got during the last weeks.
I think if Chris was a doctor, working in a hospital for a fixed salary, nobody would care. If you are a banker, especially a freelancer, you are perceived as shady and immoral these days or a fake, enriching yourself on other people's money.
I believe too that the court told him to go, for dammage control. He doesnt look comfortable and it shows that the royal role is not his role.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:45 AM
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I thought he worked as Banker and occasionaly he will come to Sweden for ex the Nobel Price.
They left USA , they paid what they had to and moved to Europe.
Where are they living ?
It is not the Man to be his wife's Consort...
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:53 AM
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I thought he worked as Banker and occasionaly he will come to Sweden for ex the Nobel Price.
They left USA , they paid what they had to and moved to Europe.
Where are they living ?
It is not the Man to be his wife's Consort...
Madeleine, Chris and Leonore live at an apartment at the Royal Mews, when they are in Sweden. They pay rent for their apartment to the Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces.

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I thought he worked as Banker and occasionaly he will come to Sweden for ex the Nobel Price.
They left USA , they paid what they had to and moved to Europe.
Where are they living ?
It is not the Man to be his wife's Consort...
I think that Chris now is self-imployed. Nowadays, with smartphones, laptop computers and fast internet, he would be able to work from nearly everywhere. Although in the long run, it might be easier for him to have a permanent basis in London, as it's a financial hot spot. If Chris doesn't explain details on his work to the public, that's probably very common in the financial sector. On the other hand that leaves room for speculation, especially now that the banking sector is very much criticised. I won't be easy for him to combine business live with being the consort of a Princess, even if he has no official role.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:32 AM
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There appears to be genuine warmth in the greeting to the Westings
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Has there been any reports on if he spoke some Swedish? Ofc not fully, but do we know if he threw in some words? :)
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:38 PM
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Has there been any reports on if he spoke some Swedish? Ofc not fully, but do we know if he threw in some words? :)
Is it really necessary? He is their in a supporting role only. He has not indicated any plans for being a working member of the SRF.
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Is it really necessary? He is their in a supporting role only. He has not indicated any plans for being a working member of the SRF.
Kind of necessary. Not in a "get understood" way, but in a "get accepted" way. No one expects him to be fluent, and since he's not a working member he has lower standards, but some rudimentary Swedish would go a long way to get accepted. For now he is some mystic, sketchy dude working with money (but no-one knows exactly how) and doesn't live near here. It doesn't sit well with the general population in Sweden. She seems more International than Swedish now and him not knowing a word of swedish does not help that.
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There is something very comfortable and appealing about the Westlings. I like them.
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