Prince William and Kate Middleton have been shunning recent Scandinavian royal events and celebrations, with a lot of royal observers wondering if it’s out of envy or pure snobbery. In fact, there hasn’t been a member of the British royal family present at any of the Swedish, Norwegian or even Danish royal receptions and events in over several years now.
Norwegian magazine KK recently published a report on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s absence at the many Scandinavian royal weddings, christenings and anniversary celebrations that have been taking place in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Some experts believe that the British Royal Family has other priorities and events to attend. But then again, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend most of their time at home. Just last year reports indicated that Kate only put in 62 days of work for the entire year.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles have been shunning the Scandinavian royals too, but a lot of people think it’s because of different reasons. Charles and Camilla are senior members of the British royal family but refuse to attend many of these events simply because Charles apparently doesn’t want to be photographed bowing down to other foreign kings and queens.
After all, many Scandinavian royals are much younger than he is as a lot of their monarchies have turned over to the new generation. Others believe that Charles is just too busy with his other official royal duties and engagements to be taking the time out of his schedule to attend each Scandinavian wedding and anniversary celebration abroad.
Yet, a lot of royal observers point out that Prince William and Kate Middleton should attend these events. After all, they don’t work as hard as the other members of the British monarchy and have plenty of free time in their calendar to make these trips. But for one reason or another, the Duke and Duchess simply refuse to attend these events.
And if Prince William and Kate Middleton are failing to attend any of these Scandinavian events now, there’s a very little chance that they’ll do so in the future. In other words, there’s a possibility that they are simply not interested in showing their support for their fellow European royals. Of course, Buckingham Palace is yet to comment on their absence.
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