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LadyFinn 05-27-2015 10:25 AM

Princess Madeleine and Family Moving to London: May 2015
 
In the beginning of February Madeleine, Chris and Leonore registrated themselves to Sweden.
On 22nd April Chris informed the Tax Agency that he has emigrated to Great Britain, Expressen quotes Aftonbladet.
The National registration confirms to Expressen that a document from Chris O'Neill came in on 22 April.
The court would not currently comment on O'Neill's decision.
- I can not answer that right now, says Margareta Thorgren.
Madeleines make har utvandrat från Sverige _ Nyheter _ Expressen
Translation

The original article in Aftonbladet
AFTONBLADET AVSLÖJAR_ Chris O'Neill har utvandrat _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet

SwissRoyal 05-27-2015 10:45 AM

Oh dear, by now Chris should have an understanding on how the Swedish press finds out about anything....
Fine with me that he moves to London, I expected this to happen and most likely Madde will follow suit soon. However they should realize how fast things leak out and it would have been much better if they had done a small interview and announce their departure from Sweden themselves.


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Muhler 05-27-2015 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1783365)
In the beginning of February Madeleine, Chris and Leonore registrated themselves to Sweden.
On 22nd April Chris informed the Tax Agency that he has emigrated to Great Britain, Expressen quotes Aftonbladet.
The National registration confirms to Expressen that a document from Chris O'Neill came in on 22 April.
The court would not currently comment on O'Neill's decision.
- I can not answer that right now, says Margareta Thorgren.
Madeleines make har utvandrat från Sverige _ Nyheter _ Expressen
Translation

The original article in Aftonbladet
AFTONBLADET AVSLÖJAR_ Chris O'Neill har utvandrat _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet

You are kidding? The PR office is not even prepared to answer questions on this issue?!?

eya 05-27-2015 10:57 AM

Ok the Chris is not officially member of the royal family but the court must inform the press things whu concerning him because at asame point they will learn.

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Originally Posted by Mbruno (Post 1784585)
I had lunch yesterday with a university professor from Sweden who was visiting my workplace together with a Swedish delegation. He was not a royalist himself and might even be a republican, but I took the opportunity to ask him his opinion about the SRF. I must confess I (in a somewhat machiavellian fashion) omitted that I actually had a fair amount of knowledge about the Royal Family so that I could find out how he, as a Swede, would describe the RF to a complete stranger who he believed knew nothing about the Swedish royals. Here is what he said:

1) CP Victoria is "very competent" and "represents the country very well". She is also "very popular".

2) Carl Philip is OK and so is his bride. BTW, he had met Sofia personally before and said "she seems to be a nice person". He specifically mentioned "she was involved in a program to help children in Africa" and didn't mention anything about her controversial past. The fact that he himself was involved in development programs in Africa (Kenya) might explain why he thought so highly of Sofia, but, in any case, his reply illustrates how Project Playground was good PR for her.

3) Queen Silvia, according to him, "doesn't speak Swedish properly". He also said she goes to Brazil very often, officially "on vacation", but people actually suspect she goes there "to have plastic surgery".

4) Maddie according to him "had problems in her youth" and decided to move to NY. He then said she married "a foreigner" and moved to the US where she had a daughter. He apparently resented that Madeleine had left the country.

5) He said nothing about the King and I didn't push the subject any further.


What do you think ?

Ι'm not swedish but struck me two things he said. First the Silvia Queen how many years? about forty amounts not yet know well the language? and second said nothing about the King imagining the opinion of him :ermm:

OH no no no no.

I feel sorry about the poor official court.

LadyFinn 05-27-2015 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1783384)
You are kidding? The PR office is not even prepared to answer questions on this issue?!?

Now Expressen has edited their article
According to the Royal Court Princess Madeleine and Leonore will move at the fall.
- He is there to prepare for the next accommodation for the family, says Margareta Thorgren.

** So all the time the family has planned to move to London? And they think that the press will not find out that Chris has emigrated to London? And when the press finds out, Thorgren says that she can't comment. After a while she comments that Chris is in London to prepare the house to the family. Haven't Madeleine and Chris told at all to Thorgren what they are doing, when Thorgen isn't capable of handling the situation?

And now Thorgren to Aftonbladet
Chris O'Neill works mainly in England. It is true that he is registered in the UK, says Margareta Thorgren.
Princess Madeleine and Leonore are still registered in Sweden.
Aftonbladet can reveal that Madeleine and her daughter will move to the UK together with Chris.
- The whole family intends to move to England sometime in the fall. Already in December, we said that the Royal Mews was a temporary solution. There has been a plan that the family would eventually move on. Chris's business is primarily in England. Now he is there and also preparing new accommodation for the family which will also be extended, says Thorgren.
Is there a new accommodation they have chosen?
- There is nothing that we comment, says Thorgren.
Madeleine och Leonore flyttar från Sverige – tillsammans med Chris _ Nyheter _ Aftonbladet

Lee-Z 05-27-2015 11:49 AM

It sounds like when the PR people say "we have nothing to comment", they actually mean "hey, that's an interesting question, we hadn't thought of that, gonna call M&C to see what they think"
:lol:

JR76 05-27-2015 12:09 PM

Hopefully poor Margaretas job will get a bit easier now that the fidgety O'Neils packs up and leave town. They must've been quite a handful...


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polyesco 05-27-2015 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Lee-Z (Post 1783408)
It sounds like when the PR people say "we have nothing to comment", they actually mean "hey, that's an interesting question, we hadn't thought of that, gonna call M&C to see what they think"
:lol:

:rofl::rofl:lol

It cant be that hard to say, ok the family is moving to London, where his work and business are

loveSwede 05-27-2015 02:27 PM

I thought they registered to life in Sweden.

How they going to live in London if Leonore has to be educated in Sweden if she was given a title? I'm confused.

I'm not sure about the royal press office.

Marty91charmed 05-27-2015 02:43 PM

to me it is pretty clear: Madeleine and Leonore live in Sweden, while Chris commutes... And we still don't know if the whole family will move or not... At the moment, Madde is about to give birth, so it is unlikely she will move to London during the summer

LadyFinn 05-27-2015 03:32 PM

Expressen has once again updated their article and called Eva O'Neill, she was leaving to a dinner.
It was big news in Sweden today that your son and the family move to London. How do you comment on that?
- I know nothing about when they are going or what they do. I'm sorry, I wish I could give you more details.
Is Chris here (in London)?
- No, unfortunately.
Is he in the country?
- I do not know where he is. I'm sorry.
But you do not know why he moves.
- I'm sorry, but you must speak with Christopher about this.

When the family moved from New York the court sent a press release in which they wrote that Princess Madeleine and Leonore were registrated to residence in Sweden. According to Margareta Thorgren Chris O'Neill registrated to Sweden because he needed to be written somewhere.
- He has never really lived here permanently. He has his business in England.
The family is now looking for a home in London or around London, according to the court.
Madeleines make har utvandrat från Sverige _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Duke of Marmalade 05-27-2015 03:45 PM

So Chris registers but doesnt live in Sweden? He only registred there because he has to register somewhere? First the family is moving to Sweden and now they are saying that they never indended to stay in Sweden? And the court confirms all of this? Who are they trying to kid with this PR strategy?

LadyFinn 05-27-2015 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1783507)
So Chris registers but doesnt live in Sweden? He only registred there because he has to register somewhere? First the family is moving to Sweden and now they are saying that they never indended to stay in Sweden? And the court confirms all of this? Who are they trying to kid with this PR strategy?

Thorgren refers to this press release from last December and claims that they never intented to stay in Sweden.
"Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill have left their rented apartment in New York. They intend to find new accommodation in Europe.
Where is not yet decided, and the family is in no hurry with this decision. In the current situation, the base is flat in Stockholm."
Prinsessan Madeleine och Christopher O'Neill lämnar New York - Sveriges Kungahus

But at this article in Expressen in February it is said "Princess Madeleine seems to have the ambition to stay in Sweden for more than a year, under the title "My stay in Sweden" has the princess chosen the option 'I'll live in Sweden "and written "permanently". She could also have chosen a specified time to her stay, but chose "permanently".
Prinsessan Madeleine flyttar hem till Sverige _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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Kellydofc 05-27-2015 04:52 PM

Princess Madeleine and Family Moving to London, 2015
 
Just saw this, probably the explanation for him not attending royal functions.:
“Chris O'Neill has left Sweden and has moved to London. The family intends to move to the UK and Chris has his principal business activities in England and he has moved there now. He is there to prepare for the next accommodation for the family. Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore and the new baby are expected to move to London in the fall. Mr Chris O'Neill has no greater desire than to be with his family as much as possible.”


Margaret Thorgren, the royal court’s spokeswoman

Now that CP is getting married I expect Chris and Mads to slowly become more and more private and once CP and S have a baby I expect to see C & M once or twice a year at most.

Roslyn 05-27-2015 04:58 PM

Gosh I wish they'd make up their minds where they're going to live! Do they have any idea how much grief they are causing us here with their indecision and moving around the world at the drop of a hat? :lol:

hernameispekka 05-27-2015 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Roslyn (Post 1783542)
Gosh I wish they'd make up their minds where they're going to live! Do they have any idea how much grief they are causing us here with their indecision and moving around the world at the drop of a hat? :lol:

I'm not sure it's not a made up mind. The rumor has always been they'd live in Europe and not Sweden. I don't see why this comes as a surprise to people.

LadyFinn 05-28-2015 01:43 AM

According to Expressen, Madeleine and family will move to a house in Belgravia which Eva O'Neill owns.
Madde och Chris ska flytta in i svärmors hus _ Nyheter _ Expressen
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carlota 05-28-2015 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1783627)
According to Expressen, Madeleine and family will move to a house in Belgravia which Eva O'Neill owns.
Madde och Chris ska flytta in i svärmors hus _ Nyheter _ Expressen
Translation

that's interesting, i thought they were flat hunting for their own house some time ago. maybe eva's property became available last minute? eva lives in the lovely eaton square, so i guess that's an address fit for madeleine and chris :)

i wonder how long they are planning to stay in london. is this a permanent move?

xenobia 05-28-2015 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by hernameispekka (Post 1783564)
I'm not sure it's not a made up mind. The rumor has always been they'd live in Europe and not Sweden. I don't see why this comes as a surprise to people.

I'm not surprised at all. I think that London is a natural and practial base for them. Chris can run his business from there, and Madeleine can quite easily fly home to Sweden when/if she wants to.

The problems is - just as always with these guys - that their PR and information skills are below zero. Consistency. Information. That would help them a lot.

Tilia C. 05-28-2015 07:07 AM

I supect that Roslyn wrote her comment with a heavy dose of irony, didn't you Roslyn;)?

I also agree with hernanmeispekka that they had a plan from the beginning. When they came back to Europe it was never announced that they'll be 'moving to Sweden', the announcement said 'to Europe'. Sweden probably never was a long-term option because of Chris' business plans. There is no point denying that London is a business hotspot in the financial world. They probably stayed in Sweden for a while with Chris being busy to set up his London base all the time.


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