According to the Swedish newspaper, Expressen, the man in the video who is seen grabbing His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden’s neck is apparently the club bouncer (aka security guard). His name: Mr. Stéphane Reveillon.
Mr. Reveillon was trying to stop the slapfest between Prince Carl Philip and some dudes on that fun-filled Friday night in Cannes, France. Anyway, Mr. Reveillon recently spoke to the Expressen newspaper to explain his side of the story. Here is what he had to say:
“I was standing by the door when about five people, dressed in white passed. Suddenly, I hear many people screaming. It looked like there would be trouble. When I arrived the screaming escalated then it came to blows. “ Apparently, the unknown overly tanned dudes said something about Sofia that angered Prince Carl Philip. “They had been drinking and it appeared they had provoked him because he had a nice looking girl with him. The prince said to the men ‘What about my girlfriend?!!!’ The fight began. I grabbed his neck to stop the fight and wanted him to get away from trouble. Everyone was trying to get the prince away from the fight. They said, ‘Ignore it, it’s nothing…’ “
Journalists from the Expressen newspaper asked if Mr. Reveillon if he regrets his actions “Yes… we did not know that he was a Swedish prince. If we knew then obviously we would have made sure nobody messed with him…”
The Expressen journalists asked why no one called the police. Mr. Reveillon states that he is not responsible for what happens outside of the club. He says that it, “… is up to the prince if he wants to make a complaint [to the police].”
In the meantime, Chief Information Officier for the Swedish royal court, Mr. Bertil Ternert, made another statement this afternoon regarding the infamous slapfest. Here is what he had to say:
“It is still not decided how we will proceed with this issue. We are checking with our lawyer to see what our options are.” “Why didn’t you notify the police right away?” asks an Expressen journalist, “One must consider the impact of the French judiciary system and the consequences. So we are in the process of assessing this” said Ternert.
The journalist also wanted to know if they have been in contact with the police in Cannes. Apparently, the Swedish court has not; moreover, Mr. Ternert also notes they have no idea who “attacked” Prince Carl Philip.
So, there you have it. The Swedish royal court has absolutely no idea what they are doing, and Prince Carl Philip is an innocent little lamb who was bullied as well as attacked by big meanie weenie overly tanned dudes.