Swedish King accused in strip club scandal

Media supports allegations made by book

Swedish King Carl Gustav’s reputation has been severely tarnished by The Reluctant Monarch—a book released in November detailing the king’s alleged strip-club visits, extra-marital affairs, and mafia connections. Royal sympathizers say that despite being billed as a biography, the book is nothing more than a tabloid rag. The Swedish media has been far less kind, confirming the book’s unsavoury allegations in the press. Even though recent polls show a large portion of Swedes support the 65-year-old monarch, some say the media’s allegations will lead the public to question the Crown’s right to its annual tax-payer funded 122 million kronor stipend.

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