There are certain royal families who demand total privacy when it comes to family photos, but others are more lenient.
The Swedish royal family has a working relationship with their photographers, offering up photos to share with the public more frequently than, for instance, the House of Windsor.
Last night, Princess Madeleine of Sweden took to her official Facebook page to express her frustration over the paparazzi photographing her family vacation in the Maldives.
“Family time, sadly interrupted,” the princess wrote.
“What a pity we weren’t just asked for photos, because here are some sweet ones.”
Madeleine then took control the situation and beat the paps at their own game.
The value of whatever photos were taken by the paparazzi has undoubtedly gone down, thanks to Madeleine sharing her own via Facebook.
The photos feature her daughter, Leonore enjoying an ice cream cone, and son Nicolas in a blue bathing suit, smiling up at the camera; it’s assumed that Madeleine’s husband, Chris O’Neill took the pics.
The the demand for photos of Sweden’s royals isn’t as high as those featuring Britain’s royal family (particularly the Cambridges), but Madeleine and Chris do still feel violated at times.
The couple discussed the press frenzy in Sweden vs New York, where they currently live.
“Life in the United States includes paparazzi in a completely different way than in Sweden,” Madeleine told the Royal Correspondent in 2013.
“They are very aggressive in how they are and what time of day they do it, which makes it possible to get a little mad sometimes,” Chris explained.
Princess Madeleine married O’Neill on June 8th, 2013.
Her older brother, Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia are expecting a baby this April after marrying in June 2015.
Madeleine and Carl Philip’s oldest sister, Crown Princess Victoria, is expecting her second child in March.
Victoria is first in line to the Swedish throne. In 1980, when the princess was just three years old, the country changed its laws of succession and did away with primogeniture, which allows a son to leap frog his older sister to inherit the throne.