: Torkel, I wouldn't really call Aftenposten nor
: nrk.no for tabloids!
: The way Skaugum has been discussed, both in
: the Norwegian media as well as by
: politicians in Stortinget (Parliament) is
: far from favourable. When the present King
: still was Crown Prince and owner of Skaugum
: he also had a difficult time to keep things
: going, financially, so his apanage was
: 'adjusted' and thus he managed to keep
: things going there despite it being hard
: times for many who owned an agricultural
: business on a large scale. He never needed
: to sell houses on the estate though ! And it
: still remained an agricultural business as
: it had been for decades !
: We now see a CP whose apanage is high but
: who seems not to be able to manage the
: estate without diminishing it all the time
: Most of the traditional Norwegian press is
: extremely respectful towards the royals, so
: when the papers do report and there are
: also voices raised in Parliament *(as you
: well know too) then there really is
: something wrong!
: --Previous Message--
: Norwegian papers are (yet again) publishing
: reports about the neglect by the CP Couple
: of their Skaugum estate.
: As we've seen earlier on the CP sold some
: properties on the estate and the profits
: went into his private purse.
: Also the upheaval about using staff that's
: paid by a different source for the
: maintenance of their private
: lodges/summerhouses did not add much
: positive PR either.
: The latest in this soap series is that the
: two historic buildings which the CP couple
: wanted to sell first, but were prevented
: from doing so by vote of Norwegian
: officials, are now - 3 years later - still
: standing to rot away while locals, museums
: directors and many more are wondering why no
: money had been spent on restoring these
: buildings, especially after all the news
: With all the millions CP Haakon earned when
: selling other houses on the estate he could
: easily have been involved in restoring these
: lovely old buildings.
: Articles in Norwegian, but much telling pics
: * earlier posts on this MB:
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