Swedish royal wedding called off after Bournemouth student says 'I had a one-night stand with groom'
A Swedish royal wedding has been called off after a Bournemouth student claimed she had a fling with a princess's fiance. Jonas Bergstrom had been engaged to Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 27, after a romance spanning eight years, but the 31-year-old prince-to-be is alleged to have cheated on her with Tora Uppstrom Berg, a 21-year-old photography student at Arts University College, during a ski trip with friends.
After Ms Uppstrom Berg, who was a Norwegian handball star before coming to the UK, told of the alleged fling to a magazine, the royal palace in Stockholm announced the engagement was over. She claims the encounter took place at an exclusive Swedish ski resort where they met in a nightclub. 'I had an affair with Madeleine’s fiancé,' Miss Uppstrom Berg told Norwegian gossip magazine Se Og Hor.
'We were intimate. He followed me home in a taxi at four o’clock in the morning.' She claims not to have known who her lover was. Had I known, I would never do anything like this. I feel sorry for Madeleine for having an unfaithful man,' she says.
The dramatic end to one of Europe's most glamorous royal romances is the latest scandal to shake the Swedish monarchy. Madeleine’s brother Prince Carl Philip is dating a topless reality TV show model.
The country is preparing for the wedding of Madeleine’s older sister Crown Princess Victoria to the owner of a gym in June. Princess Madeleine is said to have fled to New York for 'peace and quiet' to recover from the shock of her fiance’s apparent betrayal.
The royal, who is third in line to the throne after her sister and brother, shared an apartment in Stockholm with Bergstrom. He proposed to her on the island of Capri last August. Due to the Swedish constitution the government would have had to refer to Mr Bergstrom as a prince after the wedding. No date had been set for the service but it was widely expected to be announced in the summer.
Editor: Oh dear... what a sad state of affairs!