Prince Carl Philip of Sweden denies family fall out with Princess Madeleine over weddingPrince Carl Philip of Sweden has revealed that he is "very saddened and outraged" about rumours of a rift with his sister Princess Madeleine. There had been reports that Princess Madeleine had refused to invite the Prince's girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, to her wedding to Chris O'Neill, which takes place at the Royal Palace's church in Stockholm in less than three months time.
The Prince and Sofia, who have been dating for three years, gave a rare, exclusive joint interview to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in which former model Sofia insisted that she had a warm relationship with the royal family.
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"I have always felt welcome and well treated by Carl Philip's family," she said. "It's sad the media has invented this drama because there has been none of that. Madeleine and I have a good relationship".
She and Carl have been in a relationship since 2010 and have lived together since 2011.
"Obviously we are excited about the wedding," added Sofia. "Chris has a great sense of humor and clearly makes Madeleine very happy."
Carl Philip's romance with Sofia has long intrigued royal followers since they started dating in 2010. The love affair was seemingly confirmed in July of that year when the Head of the Department of Communication moved to block the publication of the model posing naked.
But their relationship has gone from strength to strength. In September 2010, Sofia moved in to the dashing prince's apartment, close to the royal place in Stockholm, and, along with Madeleine's fiancé Chris, was invited to the christening held for Princess Estelle in May last year.