Expressen has investigated:
Carl Philip and his friend Oscar Kylberg didn't have to pay for the renovation at their new premises at the Royal Stables five years ago, the premises were renovated at the taxpayers' expense.
Carl Philip and Oscar Kylberg wanted new premises for their company in 2015. The mediation was handled via Carl Philip's contacts, the Office of the Governor of the Palaces. Maria Uggla from the National Property Board says that The Royal Stables is covered by the Royal Right of Disposition, which means that tenants must be approved by the Office of the Governor.
Margareta Thorgren says that it is the King who ultimately decides who is allowed to rent within the royal right of disposition. There are several tenants who conduct business. The tenants pay market rents to the National Property Board.
The rooms at The Royal Stables required a major renovation, the cost SEK 1,037,711 plus VAT was paid by the National Property Board. Carl Philip's name is not seen in the emails between the NPB and Bernadotte & Kylberg. An email exchange requested by Expressen shows that Oscar Kylberg has taken care of the emails.
Expressen asked Oscar Kylberg, how did they get the chance to get into The Royal Stables and how much time Carl Philip spends at the studio? Kylberg says that they got there because Carl Philip could rent space there and because there was vacant rooms, suitable for their studio. They work full time with their company, sometimes there are calmer periods, but especially at new launches, they usually work more than full time.
The contract shows that B&K pays SEK 11,000 a month for 103 square meters studio, excluding VAT. The relatively moderate rent includes electricity, heating and water and sewerage costs. The rent level is determined on a commercial basis and has been paid throughout the rental period, says Maria Uggla.
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