Swedish Royals Don’t Have Surnames

Did you know that most members of the Swedish royal family do not have surnames? On the Swedish national registration form, in place of a surname, they simply have an asterisk (*).

Some people in Sweden are not pleased about this because, according to Swedish law, everyone born in Sweden must have a surname. The royals are therefore skirting a law that everyone else must adhere to. That said, the tradition is unlikely to change anytime soon…

Source: Princess Estelle skirts Swedish naming laws

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