On Friday, August 11, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was in Cannes, France with his controversial girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, for a well-deserved vacation.
The greasy-haired prince and his former nude model girlfriend were enjoying a night on the town when they decided to head on over to the club, Baoli, for dinner and drinks with friends. When the couple were leaving the club several overly tanned dudes “allegedly” decided to pimp slap the prince for no apparent reason according to the Swedish royal court’s Chief Information Officer, Mr. Bertil Ternert.
Yeah, right. I don’t believe that. Something must have happened in order for those dudes to slap Prince Carl Philip on the back of his neck. Perhaps the prince was acting like an entitlement queen ala Prince Laurent of Belgium. Or, perhaps he was harassing supermodels like Pierre Casiraghi allegedly did whilst in New York City last February. As a result, poor Pierre was punched in the face.
Anyway, the Swedish magazine, Aftonbladet, recently spoke with Prince Carl Philip and Sofia to talk about their “…scary and dizzying experience…” last Friday night; moreover, the couple wanted to end the “horrific” speculation made by the media. Here is what they had to say:
“We had a pleasant evening with friends. When we were leaving some strange men attacked Carl Philip!’ says Sofia. It was then Sofia decided to protect her
meal ticket boyfriend by trying to break up the fight. Sofia and her friends also received several socks [slaps] before they managed to stop the brawl. Finally, they were able to get out of the frightening situation. ’It has been an emotional and disturbing experience. We ask the media and others for peace and quiet…’ (not going to happen, hon, sorry).
For both the prince and his girlfriend the attention has been difficult, mainly because their friends are accused of being the ones who caused the fight in the first place. As a result, Carl Philip was slapped. ’We have in several parts have heard that our close friends were involved, and we want to stress that is not the case’ says the couple. ’I want to emphasize that my good friends efforts helped stop the unfortunate situation…’ says Carl Philip.”
At this time the infamous slapfest is being investigated by authorities according to Aftonbladet via the Swedish royal court. Chief Information Officer, Mr. Bertil Ternert, recently stated that there may be a possible lawsuit, “We are considering how we will proceed… a decision will be made by the end of the week.”
Really? A lawsuit?! Sure it sucks that the prince was in a fight, and sure Prince Carl Philip’s ego is slightly bruised; however, to file a lawsuit thereby clogging up the legal system in France is beyond lame. It’s not like he was jumped by the V13 gang and beaten until he was black and blue. He was slapped. So, yeah… the prince needs to suck it up, move on and let it go.