Thursday, 14 January 2010

More trash from Herman Lindqvist

The notoriously unreliable journalist Herman Lindqvist, who is for some reason relied on as an an “history expert” by the Swedish royal court, continues to spread his trash. Having recently published two very bad books on King Carl XIV Johan and Crown Princess Victoria, Lindqvists today talks to Aftonbladet about the alledged budding romance between Prince Carl Philip and a former model and reality star. This he compares to the situation when Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, who, according to Lindqvist, was “a single mother and drug addict”. This is a brilliant example of Lindqvist’s ignorance and how little he cares for facts.


  1. What do you mean by example of ignorance? Even if Lindqvist is defective as a historian, he's said to know personally the Swedish royal family, and one would think he'd refrain from spreading untrue information about them.

  2. What I mean by saying that this is yet another example of his ignorance is that this again show how he freely mixes the products of his own imagination with facts and apparently believes in it himself because he is unaware of the actual circumstances. The quote in Aftonbladet's article reads in full: "Mette-Marit was a single mother and a drug addict and the Crown Prince's family was shocked. But Haakon said that unless he got her he would leave the throne. Mette-Marit was then sent to the USA where she was 'repaired' and 'polished'. When she returned she was more princess material". Only the five first words are true: Mette-Marit was a single mother. The rest is absolute rubbish constructed in Herman Lindqvist's mind. To call someone a drug addict is a very serious accusation and this man who is relied upon by the Swedish court should indeed refrain from spreading such trash about other royals.


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