On Thursday, May 23, Swedish newspapers carried reports about a visit of King Carl XVl Gustav, who is sixty-five, to a strip-bar in Atlanta. This the king emphatically denied but apparently compromising pictures are about to be published on the Internet.
That is not the only scandal rocking Stockholm. Camilla Henemark, the former pop singer in the group Army of Lovers, is said to be about to publish a book containing a detailed description of her affair with the king. And Heather Rellinger, the former manager of the Gold Club in Atlanta, and the club’s VIP escort, has given Swedish tabloids reports of her “direct contacts” with the king in 1996, and now observes, “I find it amusing that he now denies it.”
On Wednesday, May 29, the daily Aftonbladet suggested that the time had come for the king to abdicate. Should the various reports be substantiated, an abdication in favour of Crown Princess Victoria is considered inescapable.
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 3
“Who was the last king to be wounded or killed in battle?” (the Axis History Forum). This is one of the answers:
“King Frederick VIII of Denmark died quite suddenly and mysteriously on a visit to Hamburg in 1912. The official accounts vary somewhat, but the gossip in Hamburg was (and is to this day) that he was visiting in a house of ill repute on the notorious Reeperbahn, got into a fight over the favours of one of the ladies of the night, and died of a fractured skull resulting from a beer bottle being broken over his head. Of course this may be apocryphal, but the King did have a rather racy reputation as a womanizer, and if the gossip is true, he surely qualifies as the last King to die in a battle, albeit a somewhat sordid one.”