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Swedish royals: It's been a tough year

Swedish royals: It's been a tough year

Sweden's royal family says a book that accused the king of visiting strip clubs and media reports that claimed the queen was on the verge of a nervous breakdown made 2011 a very tough year.
But the family also says the onslaught brought it closer together.
In a series of interviews conducted by national broadcaster SVT, to be aired later Thursday, the family says the book "The Reluctant Monarch" triggered an unprecedented media siege that has hurt all of its members.
Queen Silvia says headlines claiming she was close to a breakdown have been "incredibly painful," making her "disappointed and sad."
Crown Princess Victoria describes 2011 as "a very tough year" for the family.