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King of Denmark 20 April 1947 - 13 January 1972
Serious question: Scandinavian publics and LGBTQ royals
Thanks John and JSR! I will give it a try. When I read the series description, I wondered about the premise. Certainly back when Gustav V was blackmailed for his alleged homosexuality that would have been a major scandal. But would it really be viewed as a problem today? If a current teenage Prince Gustav, for example, were to show up out and about with his tennis player boyfriend, would it be a scandal in socially progressive 21st century Sweden? Or would his coming out more likely be welcomed and even celebrated? (The Prince as Grand Marshal of the Pride Parade, etc.)
It is not as absurd as some fictional series about royalty, or some of the films about fictitious Royal families. I found it well acted and quite touching. The themes are social class and snobbery and whether Royalty follow their head or their heart. Unlike some fiction on Royalty, with made up countries the Prince is meant to belong to the Swedish Royal House.
Yes, Gary, I have watched the whole season. I enjoyed it. But it is quite narrowly forced. It concerns the issues raised as Prince Wilhelm both adjusts to being Crown Prince and to having a gay affair at his new boarding school.
His mother, the Queen (regnant), is more concerned with public opinion that her son's (gay) happiness. His second cousin is villain worthy of an English panto, etc.
Even so, as I said, I enjoyed it.