Royal Affairs! Carl Gustaf and the Swedes

In June 2010, more than half a billion enthusiastic spectators watched the marriage ceremony of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling. Only a short time later, scandalous reports about King Carl Gustaf shook the monarchy to the core.

Living in a palace as the country’s first family – many see that as a fairy tale come true, but it often has its darker sides. The authors of the documentary “Königliche Affären! Carl Gustaf und die Schweden” (Royal Affairs! Carl Gustaf and the Swedes) take a very close look at the monarchy in Sweden. What does the royal family mean to Sweden? And what does it mean to the royal family to put their entire lives at the service of the Swedish nation?

In exclusive interviews members and friends of the royal family provide valuable insights into life behind the scenes. Supporters and critics talk about the pros and cons of the monarchy. Using striking archive footage and lavishly produced new material, the viewer experiences the true joy and burden of a life in the shadow of the crown.

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2011
Genre Documentary
Format 16:9 HDTV
Director Julia Melchior, Sebastian Dehnhardt
Boadcast ZDF
Link Website: ZDF Royal