'It was a long time ago': King Carl on affair claims

Friday November 5, 2010

Sweden's King Carl Gustaf has spoken out after an unofficial biography was released detailing his participation in wild parties and affairs with women in his youth.

Though he said he had not read the book, titled Carl XVI Gustaf – The Reluctant Monarch, he said he had seen some of the media headlines, which had "not been very nice"

The king said that after seeing the these news reports, he had talked to Queen Silvia and his family.

"We will turn the page and go on now, because as I understand it this is about things that happened a long time ago," stated the 64-year-old royal.

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