Sweden’s king has removed five of his grandchildren from the royal house. The decision by King Carl XVI Gustaf means the children no longer have the title of royal highness and are not expected to perform official royal duties.
They will remain members of the royal family and retain their titles of dukes and duchesses.
The change has not affected the king’s two grandchildren who are in direct line to the throne.
Observers say the move reflects a wider view that there is no need to pay so many members of the royal family for official duties. More