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Old 12-12-2015, 06:45 AM
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I watched the interview and I was pleasantly surprised, it was fairly serious.

The impression I'm left with is that this was very much Chris O'Neil's night!
He rocked!
Had he shown that side of him earlier, he would have been a lot more popular in Sweden IMO.
I understand from what he say that he was reserved initially but that seems to have changed. He was much more comfortable in this conversation setting. - Perhaps the previous interviews have been too "official", too much "your Highness" about it for him to relax. Or perhaps he has realized that like it or not he is a kind of celebrity and more importantly has accepted that fact.
I begin to understand what Madeleine saw in him, especially after the huge breach of trust with her former fiancee, Chris seem confident, mature and first and foremost reassuring - and add to that, he's protective as he puts it himself.

Madeleine was more out of her depth here. This kind of interview being new to her no doubt combined with what is probably a natural shyness. Some will see this insecurity as very charming - others won't see anything charming in it at all! I think there are few in between.

The setting puzzle me, but hearing them say that they do read the crap written about them in the Swedish press (it's my clear impression that's what they meant!) I can't help wondering whether this was a deliberate counteroffensive very much aimed at the Swedish press. I.e. they chose the ground and the settings and the rules - and this is what the Swedish press could have had "if you were more serious about us".

It was however a little odd interview in my eyes. The interview nailed it if this was Chris O'Neil and Mrs. O'Neil, who used to be Princess of Sweden.
But I still can't figure out who Madeleine is. Princess Madeleine or Mrs. O'Neil.
The reply Madeleine gave to the interviewer about considering giving up her titles was pretty meek IMO.

- So to conclude: If the public perception of M&C is to change in Sweden, it will very much be up to Chris. Continuing like this and he might very well endear himself to the Sweden.
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I've watched the interview through twice now. I think most people who have seen it would see a different side of Chris and Madeleine, that is inevitable as we actually rarely hear them speak for more than a 'soundbite' sentence to a reporter or two. In that sense any interview was probably going to achieve this as often, once you hear someone talk a little bit openly you warm to them more than you did when you only read about them. Whilst completely different and I'm not comparing them they are a bit in the same situation as Camilla Parker Bowles/ Duchess of Cornwall in the UK, before she married the heir no one had really even heard her voice and not seen her personality other than in pictures and through media reports, now people see and hear her they have warmed to her (and 'm not going into a debate over the issues around that but its a fact more people in the UK like her now than before she married).
The format of the show worked well for the couple as it was a bit more relaxed and the pressure and focus wasn't on just Chris and Madeleine and Adele and Jamie Oliver were able to ask questions, make comments etc at times as well. That being said I though it was noticeable that Madeleine was at her best when talking about 'Childhood', she was able to quote statistics and seemed actually passionate about doing something about the issue which is endearing. However, she seemed less knowledgable on UK/Swedish relations etc and appeared, to me, to only mention them to try to justify staying in the UK and if I remember correctly even said, she knew she should/could do more. If she had been using this interview to promote Childhood or UK/Sweden relations I would understand it more but instead it was just them talking about themselves, which though needed I feel, personally, did more damage for the RF and monarchy using this format than it did good for Chris and Madeleine.
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:02 AM
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The setting puzzle me, but hearing them say that they do read the crap written about them in the Swedish press (it's my clear impression that's what they meant!) I can't help wondering whether this was a deliberate counteroffensive very much aimed at the Swedish press. I.e. they chose the ground and the settings and the rules - and this is what the Swedish press could have had "if you were more serious about us".
And how the press could be more serious about Madeleine and Chris? They don't give the press any possibilities to that. Madeleine comes to Sweden only to big gala events and family celebrations. Those are about clothes and jewellery only to the press. Madeleine doesn't do solo work events where the press could interview her about her work. She has no work she could tell about to the press in royal context. She can't show her work in Childhood because "those children are vulnerable and they can't be shown", or something like that. When Chris is in Sweden, the only causes for the press to write about him is that he often goes to restaurants for a lunch or to a dinner. Or is seen smoking somewhere.

Besides, this interview yesterday is something the swedish people could well live without it. There wasn't nothing important and no news how their princess is going to work for the swedish people.
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:26 AM
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I also saw a Tweet: "Carl Philip/David Hellenius vs Madeleine/Skavlan = 10-0 !" No idea what is meant with that.
It refers to the interview that CP did last October
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The feedback in Sweden and the Swedish press was very good at the time. The setting was different, it was 1:1 in a royal context after the engangement. CP talked about personal issues such as dyslexia (he had been mocked for a speaking blunder by the press earlier) that he also tackles in his royal work. I can imagine that people can better indentify with CP and the way he did it than Madeleine.

IMO she made the mistake in the very beginning from the engagement time by rejecting the press being private about everything and not properly introducing Chris in Sweden. She got bad press for this and for not working for Sweden and this interview can be seen as trying to smooth things over with the Swedish people, but as another poster said before, actions speek louder than words and this is always the problem with Madeleine.

I also wonder if Madeleines statement that she wants to be with her children all the time will impress the average swedish woman in her agegroup.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:49 PM
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The kind of interview I wish Mr. and Mrs. Cambridge would do. I was left with very positive feelings after watching Madeleine and Chris give this interview.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:52 PM
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To me, the two most relevant parts of the interview were Chris mentioning that Leonore is currently being pre-registered or put in waitlists for schools in England six years from now, and when he said that being married to Madeleine forced him to move to a different job as his clients were unease about his public exposure (I don't quite see why that would be the case, but that's what he said anyway).

The first admission seems to suggest that Leonore and, presumably also Nicholas, will most likely not be raised in Sweden when they reach school age and, therefore, will be excluded from the line of succession according to Swedish law. The second statement, on the other hand, may be a serious focus of tension in the marriage. Chris seems like a person who puts a lot of emphasis on his business career and, if being married to Madeleine somehow places restrictions on the type of business he can engage in, that might be a serious personal problem for him.
But that's not what he said. He said they are considering all the possible scenarios and registering both of the kids for schools in several places. At least, that's the impression I was left with. He tried to stress that, at least twice, but maybe some viewers missed that because Adele interrupted to comment on her own experience, and they were laughing/joking about some schools in the UK are so competitive/selective that you need to register your children while still in utero.

I don't know that they've made any determination yet about where they will be living in four years when Leonore is ready for school. It sounds like they are just taking things as they come and seeing what shakes out. Heck, at this point, we know that there will be at least two more kids in front of Madeleine's children in the line of succession, and there very possibly could be more than that. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if CP/Sofia have another child, possibly more, in that time frame. If that's the situation, then I assume Madeleine & Chris will be under far less pressure to move to Stockholm, or the Swedish public might find it acceptable for Madeleine's children to attend a Swedish school in London while remaining in the line of succession since the chances of them ascending the throne are so small.
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And how the press could be more serious about Madeleine and Chris? They don't give the press any possibilities to that. Madeleine comes to Sweden only to big gala events and family celebrations. Those are about clothes and jewellery only to the press. Madeleine doesn't do solo work events where the press could interview her about her work. She has no work she could tell about to the press in royal context. She can't show her work in Childhood because "those children are vulnerable and they can't be shown", or something like that. When Chris is in Sweden, the only causes for the press to write about him is that he often goes to restaurants for a lunch or to a dinner. Or is seen smoking somewhere.

Besides, this interview yesterday is something the swedish people could well live without it. There wasn't nothing important and no news how their princess is going to work for the swedish people.
As I wrote before, I think there were two relevant pieces of new information in the interview: first, that Chris is planning to send Leonore to school in England, which has legal implications to her position in the line of succession, and, second, that being married to Madeleine impacted O'Neill's business and even forced him to change jobs, which may have a long-term impact on his marriage (if he sees the marriage as a liability to his professional career).

Also, I find it odd that the " press intrusion" on Chris' private life with Madeleine would be a problem for his clients. Do they have something to hide which they fear would be exposed by his lack of privacy ? That sounded very shady to me.
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But that's not what he said. He said they are considering all the possible scenarios and registering both of the kids for schools in several places. At least, that's the impression I was left with. He tried to stress that, at least twice, but maybe some viewers missed that because Adele interrupted to comment on her own experience, and they were laughing/joking about some schools in the UK are so competitive/selective that you need to register your children while still in utero.

I don't know that they've made any determination yet about where they will be living in four years when Leonore is ready for school. It sounds like they are just taking things as they come and seeing what shakes out. Heck, at this point, we know that there will be at least two more kids in front of Madeleine's children in the line of succession, and there very possibly could be more than that. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if CP/Sofia have another child, possibly more, in that time frame. If that's the situation, then I assume Madeleine & Chris will be under far less pressure to move to Stockholm, or the Swedish public might find it acceptable for Madeleine's children to attend a Swedish school in London while remaining in the line of succession since the chances of them ascending the throne are so small.
He didn't say it explicitly, but it was quite clear to me that long waitlists and the need to pre-register the kids years in advance applied to "schools in this country", i.e. England, and not in Sweden. I doubt he is looking for schools in Sweden and pre-registering Leonore there.

Madeleine tried to be more cautious and said that, in the end, they would look for what was best for the kids. Apparently, Chris may be not fully aware of the legal implications of his children not being raised in Sweden. The interviewer was trying to raise that issue, expecting a reaction from Chris, but he didn't quite get the interviewer's point. Adele, who of course knows nothing about the Swedish monarchy or Swedish law, was even more clueless.

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Old 12-12-2015, 02:16 PM
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He didn't say it explicitly, but it was quite clear to me that long waitlists and the need to pre-register the kids years in advance applied to "schools in this country", i.e. England, and not in Sweden. I doubt he is looking for schools in Sweden and pre-registering Leonore there.

Madeleine tried to be more cautious and said that, in the end, they would look for what was best for the kids. Apparently, Chris may be not fully aware of the legal implications of his children not being raised in Sweden. The interviewer was trying to raise that issue, expecting a reaction from Chris, but he didn't quite get the interviewer's point. Adele, who of course knows nothing about the Swedish monarchy or Swedish law, was even more clueless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...ZuTHY0M#t=1691
I can't speak to the necessity of pre-registering kids at exclusive schools in Sweden because I'm not Swedish and I've never lived there. The UK is hardly the only country where that is a necessity though, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility that they would need to pre-register both of their children for a place in the school of their choice in Stockholm. There is also the possibility that they will wind up back in the US, and pre-registering kids at some of the more exclusive schools in NYC is quite common. He did not state WHERE they are pre-registering the children, only that they are preparing for all options. Interpret his comment as you please but don't put words in his mouth.
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I can't speak to the necessity of pre-registering kids at exclusive schools in Sweden because I'm not Swedish and I've never lived there. The UK is hardly the only country where that is a necessity though, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility that they would need to pre-register both of their children for a place in the school of their choice in Stockholm. There is also the possibility that they will wind up back in the US, and pre-registering kids at some of the more exclusive schools in NYC is quite common. He did not state WHERE they are pre-registering the children, only that they are preparing for all options. Interpret his comment as you please but don't put words in his mouth.
Click on the link I posted where he starts mentioning the way things work "in this country" before he is interrupted by Adele, who agrees with him about the waitlists in English schools. And, again, I'n pretty sure he didn't understand the interviewer was trying to raise the succession issue and hinting at the legal requirement that his children be raised in Sweden.
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I'm watching the interview right now and I am enjoying it! Chris comes across as charming, funny, witty. Madeline comes across as very sweet, friendly and down to earth. I actually really liked the whole show so far - just light, fun and casual!!
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The kind of interview I wish Mr. and Mrs. Cambridge would do. I was left with very positive feelings after watching Madeleine and Chris give this interview.
No please, the future King and Queen on the sofa with Graham Norton? Or under fire by Jeremy Paxman? Or ridiculed by Jeremy Clarkson and Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat')? Or Elton John with his big derrière and a bigger ego fighting for the limelight next to sheepish Wills? Please, let us keep some royal decorum.
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Thank you for finding and sharing it w/us. I wish I could say more, but I got nailed by the Flu bug & was literally running to the Bathroom most of the wee hrs of the Morning. Add to that Mom got the tree up & lights on, only to have it crash over twice & I never heard a thing as I was out like a light *&* it's Sound of Music night, which is one of our Christmas Traditions AND...Yeah, to say I'm not feeling that great ATM is a bit of an understatement. Anyway...I will say this...

I went into watching it w/an open mind, but also thinking this was a potential big mistake by them, but you know something? I think they really did a great job and it's a very good interview IMO. I liked how there was a good mix of fluffier questions and the more serious ones, such as Madeleine not giving up her Title and the question of what will happen regarding where their Children will be going to School. As much as I think Chris will get big time points for saying it would be a better place if Women ruled the World, I think he'll get even bigger ones for the story of combing Chelsea for Leonore's little Bunny. :)

I am impressed and think this will help them in the eyes of the Swedish people.

And now I need to hit Reply and go back to bed w/the hopes of keeping my eyes open long enough to watch the last hour of one of my all time favourite movies.



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Old 12-13-2015, 06:18 AM
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About the interview at the website of the Republican Association
She is an adult with a degree from Stockholm University and with access to all information in the world. She has also made a conscious choice to be a princess. Almost hundred years the royals have increasingly began to opt out of the titles because they wanted other things with their life. Madeleine Bernadotte has not been interested of that.
This has unfortunately not reached Fredrik Skavlan, supplier of nonsense questions. One wonders how Skavlan feels, deep down, to sit and ask about lullabies, stuffed animals and romance? No one had expected the strict political journalism, but there is surely a middle way somewhere between yesterday's nonsense and real, serious, sincere questions?
When the princess says that the couple is living a "normal life", and it is known that they live in an area of ​​London which Wikipedia describes as "one of the wealthiest districts in the world", wasn't this worth questioning?
When the princess announces that it is not out of malice, she doesn't answer to questions - wouldn't it have been then right to ask what is the reason?
When she implies that she lives in London because it is a major Swedish export market, perhaps you could then ask how she has thought to contribute there?
No, instead it is being on your toes around each subject, everything wrapped in thick layers of cotton, here you are, put out the text - the interviewer is just there to help! The result was certainly good for the court. But a sad defeat for the public service.
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What nonsense. She never made a consious decision to be a princess. She was born a princess.

Of course she didn't give up the title, but who has? What children of the present batch of European monarchs have opted out of it? None. There are royals who have much less public duties then princess Madeleine has. Why this keeps popping up in the Swedish trashy media is a mystery. Why people take it seriously is another one.

I suppose they may be referring to the Swedish princes who lost their titles, but they never did so voluntarily but were forced to give it up due to their morganatic marriages.

Again, why some in the press and here seem hell bent on seeing Madeleine giving up her title is a mystery but it has no logic at all, which means it must be an issue of personal dislike or envy.
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The "choice to be a princess" could be a translation choice, maybe what was meant was "choice to remain a princess"?

It is to be expected from a republican association ofcourse (they would be doing a bad job otherwise, being not a fan of monarchy is basically their reason d'etre ) but are they thinking she should do someting similar to f.i, P.Märtha-Louise of Norway?
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Thanks, LadyFinn.

That review is to be expected by republicans. - And also by the "opinion-elite" who sit on their pedestals frowning on such personal details that only is of interest to the unwashed masses.
There is a good deal of snobbery from those who are against the royals.

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No please, the future King and Queen on the sofa with Graham Norton? Or under fire by Jeremy Paxman? Or ridiculed by Jeremy Clarkson and Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat')? Or Elton John with his big derrière and a bigger ego fighting for the limelight next to sheepish Wills? Please, let us keep some royal decorum.
Agree. Secondary royals, yeah okay.

But primary royals, nah.
I can well imagine CP and Sofia doing a similar interview. But Daniel and Victoria? They are not celebs and should not behave as such - even if this setting was okay.

It's akin IMO to seeing US presidents appearing on morning shows. It may give high viewer ratings but it detracts, if not from the person, then surely the office.
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What nonsense. She never made a consious decision to be a princess. She was born a princess.

Of course she didn't give up the title, but who has? What children of the present batch of European monarchs have opted out of it? None. There are royals who have much less public duties then princess Madeleine has. Why this keeps popping up in the Swedish trashy media is a mystery. Why people take it seriously is another one.

I suppose they may be referring to the Swedish princes who lost their titles, but they never did so voluntarily but were forced to give it up due to their morganatic marriages.

Again, why some in the press and here seem hell bent on seeing Madeleine giving up her title is a mystery but it has no logic at all, which means it must be an issue of personal dislike or envy.
Princess Märtha Louise gave up her title, is only a Princess now and no longer a HRH. And she doesn't live abroad and still performs engagements for her patronages. Her daughters are not titled at all.
That's the precedence. Which would not be that strange for Madeleine to follow, but I suspect she's more keen on retaining her title (even when her father was the one who made that decision) than her Norwegian colleague was.

So it does have some logic and Madeleine would not need to be an HRH to promote her causes. IMO she would be perfectly able to do so as Princess Madeleine Bernadotte (O'Neill).

Madeleine being shy and having never wanted to be in the spotlights at all sounds contradicting to me. If you are as shy as you say you are then you shouldn't create your own Facebook page - but then again that may be safer than communicating with people in real life.

The image of the gloss-but-little-substance princess won't go away that easy.

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It is to be expected from a republican association ofcourse (they would be doing a bad job otherwise, being not a fan of monarchy is basically their reason d'etre ) but are they thinking she should do someting similar to f.i, P.Märtha-Louise of Norway?
It could be the example for her to follow. Märtha Louise is no longer a Royal Highness, goes her own way, yet remains part of the Royal Family and the Royal House and is in the line of succession - as are her daughters. Only without a title.

So IMO there is no need for a title in order to remain in the line of succession but apparently King Carl Gustaf thought otherwise. His decision might have been influenced by fear because of what happened in the past. And fear is a bad advisor.
In some way it's understandable though, but perhaps not the best decision.

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Agree. Secondary royals, yeah okay.

But primary royals, nah.
I can well imagine CP and Sofia doing a similar interview. But Daniel and Victoria? They are not celebs and should not behave as such - even if this setting was okay.

It's akin IMO to seeing US presidents appearing on morning shows. It may give high viewer ratings but it detracts, if not from the person, then surely the office.
I don't think Carl Philip and Sofia would do a similar interview anytime soon. I think there would have to be a good cause for them to do such an interview. The ones they gave for their wedding were exactly that - event related - but just like that? Doubt it.
They are the between couple, serious like Victoria and Daniel but with a little more leeway. Certainly not in the same league as Madeleine and Christopher, who tend more towards the rich and high profile business life.
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That Queen Máxima went to the Deutscher Medienpreis was already a bit too celebby for me, but at last she was alone (see picture). That Queen Silvia, Queen Rania and Crown Princess Mary went to the Goldene Bambi, with stars and starlets, and a setting alike the Academy Awards, really was a step too far. Horror, horror...

Crown Princess Mary had her Bambi together with the actress Uma Thurman, the singer Bono, the German schlager (= lalala music) singer Helene Fischer and the footballer Miroslav Klose... hmmmm. The line between royalty and celebbies definitely has become totally blurred.

Queen Silvia of Sweden had her Bambi together with the pop group Scissor Sisters, the footballer (goalie) Oliver Kahn, the designer Roberto Cavalli and the German poprockband Juli.

Oh lord... let me not witness Queen Máxima or Queen Elizabeth II going down the showstairs to share the stage with One Direction (Bambi 2011) or Justin Bieber (Bambi 2010).... Let us keep some distance and some royal decorum. Picture: Crown Princess Mary in a live TV-show....(Goldene Bambi)
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Click on the link I posted where he starts mentioning the way things work "in this country" before he is interrupted by Adele, who agrees with him about the waitlists in English schools. And, again, I'n pretty sure he didn't understand the interviewer was trying to raise the succession issue and hinting at the legal requirement that his children be raised in Sweden.
Chris is no fool. He is well aware of the succession issue, and I got the impression that he understood exactly what the interviewer was getting at there. He probably anticipated the question would be asked. There was mention of the age of six for starting school in Sweden and Chris said that's four years away. He went on to say that they were taking every possible scenario into account and planning accordingly so that everything's in place depending on what decision they ultimately make, in the interests of the children.
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