Princess Madeleine, her husband Christopher O'Neill and their three children will move back to Sweden in August. But O'Neill will not have a free pass into the Swedish system. He will have to join the queue and apply for a residence permit like other immigrants.
According to Migrationsverket, there are no exceptions for connection to royalty, which Expressen was the first to report on.
"Princes and princesses, kings and queens – what about a family member of a royal who is a citizen outside the EU and wants to move to Sweden?" writes Migrationsverket in a post on Facebook
The Authority then answers its own question:
"There are no exceptions for third-country nationals applying for a residence permit on the basis of royal ties. Migrationsverket also has no simplified procedures for this and cases are therefore handled according to the usual process."
When the family left Sweden in 2015, O'Neill was still an EU citizen via his British passport. This is no longer the case after Brexit. He now needs a residence permit to register his home in Sweden. This must be granted within nine months of submitting the application if there are family ties, according to the Aliens Act.