Skip to comments.Prince-in-waiting keen to start family
Posted on 05/22/2010 12:29:11 PM PDT by WesternCulture
Daniel Westling is keen to settle down and have kids with Crown Princess Victoria after the pair wed next month, the future prince said in a joint interview with his fiancée published in Saturday.
"In 10 years time, I hope we will have created a family," Westling told the Svenska Dagbladet daily in response to a question on what he hoped his life would look like in a decade.
Asked how many small princes and princesses he'd like to raise, Westling answered: "A number, although that is not the kind of thing one can really predetermine."
The 36-year-old luxury gym owner acknowledged he was nervous ahead of his June 19 wedding with Victoria, the 32-year-old eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
"When the big day come around I guess I'll be standing there with both butterflies in my stomach and trembling knees," Westling said, adding that since January he had been through an intense training programme aimed at preparing him for life in the royal spotlight.
"My biggest task will be to support the Crown Princess. Adjusting to that role takes time. I hope there will be understanding for the fact that the person standing here the day after the wedding will not yet be a full-fledged prince," he said.
While there has been some speculation how a self-made, successful businessman like Westling will adapt to living in the shadow of his wife, Westling himself insisted that would not be an issue.
"I grew up in a completely gender-equal family. The idea that father knows best is not something I'm familiar with," said Westling, who comes from a small town called Ockelbo in the centre of Sweden.
His mother is a postal worker and his father a retired social worker.
"For me, it is no problem to walk one, two or 10 steps behind Victoria and still keep my self-esteem intact," he insisted.
Amid the massive preparations for the public event of the year in Sweden, both Westling and his bride-to-be stressed the wedding ceremony would also be a very private event, pointing out that media would only be permitted in the space behind them in church.
"Daniel and I need to have a space for just us, that is just ours," Victoria said.
"I will not say 'yes' to the television cameras or the congregation. My 'yes' will only be directed at Daniel," she insisted.
A lot of blonde, racist Swedish babies will be born.
Yes, it sounds like he has all the trappings to become a fine wife for the Crown Princess...
“Yes, it sounds like he has all the trappings to become a fine wife for the Crown Princess...”
- Will you attend the cermony?
I don’t support gay marriage.
“I dont support gay marriage.”
- According to the Church of Sweden, largest Lutheran on Earth, they are of different sexes.
Wow! You crazy Swedes!
Here in America, our doctors make the call at the moment of our birth.
But, hey, to each his own...
“Crown Princess Victoria”
Wonder if she has a stake in FMC?
“In 10 yeers teeme-a, I hupe-a ve-a veell hefe-a creeted a femeely,” Vestleeng tuld zee Sfenska Degbledet deeely in respunse-a tu a qooesshun oon vhet he-a huped hees leeffe-a vuoold luuk leeke-a in a decede-a.
Esked hoo muny smell preences und preencesses he’d leeke-a tu reeese-a, Vestleeng unsvered: “A noomber, elthuoogh thet is nut zee keend ooff theeng oone-a cun reelly predetermeene-a.”
Zee 36-yeer-oold looxoory gym oovner ecknooledged he-a ves nerfuoos eheed ooff hees Joone-a 19 veddeeng veet Feecturia, zee 32-yeer-oold ildest dooghter ooff Keeng Cerl XFI Goosteff.
“Vhee zee beeg dey cume-a eruoond I gooess I’ll be-a stundeeng zeere-a veet but bootterffleees in my stumech und trembleeng knees,” Vestleeng seeed, eddeeng thet seence-a Junooery he-a hed beee thruoogh un intense-a treeening prugremme-a eeemed et prepereeng heem fur leeffe-a in zee ruyel sputleeght.
Um de hur de hur de hur. “My beeggest tesk veell be-a tu sooppurt zee Croon Preencess. Um gesh dee bork, bork! Edjoosteeng tu thet rule-a tekes teeme-a. I hupe-a zeere-a veell be-a understundeeng fur zee fect thet zee persun stundeeng here-a zee dey effter zee veddeeng veell nut yet be-a a fooll-fledged preence-a,” he-a seeed. Bork bork bork!
Vheele-a zeere-a hes beee sume-a specooleshun hoo a selff-mede-a, sooccessffool booseenessmun leeke-a Vestleeng veell edept tu leefing in zee shedoo ooff hees veeffe-a, Vestleeng heemselff inseested thet vuoold nut be-a un issooe-a.
“I groo up in a cumpletely gender-iqooel femeely. Bork bork bork! Zee idea thet fezeer knoos best is nut sumetheeng I’m femeelier veet,” seeed Vestleeng, vhu cumes frum a smell toon celled Oockelbu in zee centre-a ooff Svedee. Hees muzeer is a pustel vurker und hees fezeer a retured suceeel vurker. Hurty flurty schnipp schnipp!
“Fur me-a, it is nu prublem tu velk oone-a, tvu oor 10 steps beheend Feecturia und steell keep my selff-isteem intect,” he-a inseested. Bork bork bork!
“A lot of blonde, racist Swedish babies will be born.”
I doubt it.
1) The parents aren’t blond.
2) Swedes have very few children - the culture is almost as sterile as the people.
3) The Swedes - especially the power elite in Sweden - all abhor racism. They’re more than willing to role over for Kurds, Albanians and Arabs.
Now, after viewing the photo of him and his new wife in post # 10, I have to admit that he does look rather manly in his tiara and dress.
I stand corrected...
her jawline makes her look like a marionette.
And genetics makes it just a bit sooner.
“I dont support gay marriage.”
- Why then post gay remarks..
Seemed fitting for a gay thread.
“2) Swedes have very few children - the culture is almost as sterile as the people.”
- Definitely not true.
Swedish women give birth to more children than European women at large do. Furthermore, Immigrant women in Muslim areas of Stockholm, fastest growing city in Northern Europe, can’t keep up with middle class Swedes.
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Before posting , do your homework.
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