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Victoria: Trouble with her holiday home

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
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Victoria, watch out! Sweden's royalists are worried about the image of their crown princess, because despite the baby bonus, that is at least a bit on the decline. The reason is a controversial holiday home project that Victoria (34) and Daniel (38) are planning for their small family on Sweden's sunny island of Öland.

So far, everything is accurate according to the law. Victoria has applied to the municipality of Borgholm and the higher authorities for the construction of a house with a swimming pool near the beach in the private royal palace area Solliden - and get approved! "Any other citizen would have received this permission, " said a representative of the administration to the allegations, they had "eyes closed" in "coastal and nature conservation".

What scares many citizens but the most, is the supposed waste of money. They think the castle is big enough for the entire royal family, a new building for the few holiday months in the summer superfluous. This brings the critics Victoria and Daniel on a level with Holland's heir to the throne Willem-Alexander (42) and his wife Máxima (38), who had to break up after fierce protests from a vacation home in Africa. That the displeasure in Sweden is great, Queen Silvia's daughter and her husband were quickly felt. No sooner had the message about the plans on Solliden on the Internet, were a little later already at the 120 negative comments to read.