Royal family in turmoil as Crown Jewels are stolen

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


The Swedish royal family is said to be fuming after thieves made away with some of their most prized Crown Jewels.

According to reports, the burglars brazenly swiped ‘invaluable objects’ straight from Strängnäs Cathedral in southeastern Sweden and made away with them on a motorboat.

Among the priceless possessions taken were two gold crowns, which belonged to King Karl IX and Queen Kristina.

The Swedish royal family is said to be fuming after thieves made away with some of their most prized Crown Jewels. Photo: Getty Images

Swedish police were said to be chasing them by boat, helicopter and in cars.

“’It’s 1-0 to them right now,” a police spokesperson said, according to The Express.

“I have talked to someone at the county administrative board that says it is not possible to put an economic value on them – these are invaluable objects of national interest.’

Among the priceless possessions taken were two gold crowns, which belonged to King Karl IX and Queen Kristina. Photo: The Swedish Police

“’This is part of the national cultural heritage – this is a theft from Swedish society.’

According to an eyewitness account in The Mirror, two men jumped aboard a boat outside the Cathedral.

The witness claims he knew something was up because of the way ‘they were behaving’.

The Swedish royal family have not spoken out about the heist.

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