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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

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The king’s bladder and other things of interest

Published: Monday 2003-12-01.

I went to Sweden to visit my parents over the weekend since it was my birthday on Saturday. Twenty-seven. I think I am starting to grow old. Oh well. I guess I have to say like others do, it is at least better than the alternative. Nah, it’s not really that bad.

There has been a lot of talk about king Harald V’s bladder lately. To be honest, I think there are more important things to report about than details about they king’s bodily functions. But, coming to think about it, considering what they tend to write about otherwise, maybe it is nice to read about real people for once.

By the way, I bought a chocolate advent calendar a couple of weeks ago — I simply couldn’t resist the temptation of them, having been placed seductively in front of the cash register in the convenience store. Behind the first window I found a piece of chocolate shaped like a candle. Yummy. I could only stand five minutes of the SVT advent calendar this morning, which is too bad after last year’s success. On the other hand I am looking forward to watching TVNorge’s reality series parody “Nissene på låven” that I missed when it was shown the first time.

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  • Datum: 2003-12-03 12.56.33 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Frågan är om att Norges kung har cancer bleknar i nyhetsvärde jämfört med att en medlem (Madeleine hade praktikarbete) av den svenska kungafamiljen för första gången betalt skatt! Frågan är vad som räknas till kungafamiljen; har ingen av de prinsessor som inte gift sig fri från titeln (t.ex. Christina) någonsin haft en skattepliktig inkomst från sina uppdrag?

Peter svarar: Oh, ja, det blev nyhet till och med här i Norge, däremot är det flera i det norska kungahuset som betalar skatt. Men jag har för mig att kungafamiljen bara är de allra ”närmaste”. Jag tänkte kolla på kungliga hovstaternas hemsida, men den verkar vara generalknas idag.

  • Datum: 2003-12-04 21.41.23 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Naturligtvis betalar kungafamiljen förmögenhetsskatt - Aftonbladet har en special om hur mycket de olika medlemmarna får tillbaks i år. Jag kanske borde ha skrivit inkomstskatt (men det förstod ju Irve ändå i den andra kommentaren).

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