Sweden’s royal bride pulled over by police

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In egalitarian Sweden, not even a soon-to-be-married princess can get away with breaking the traffic rules.

But Stockholm police may have missed one royal privilege when they pulled over Princess Madeleine near the palace on Tuesday, four days ahead of her wedding to New York banker Christopher O’Neill.

Lars Lindholm, acting head of the unit that stopped her told newspaper Aftonbladet she faces a 1,000 kronor ($150) fine for driving in a bus lane. Lindholm said Madeleine’s father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, is the only Swedish royal with immunity from prosecution.

However, court spokesman Bertil Ternert said police seem to have missed that Madeleine was driving a car from the Royal Mews with a special permission to use the public transit lanes.

Police spokesman Kjell Lindgren declined to comment.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s