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Prince Carl Philip attacked
Aug 13, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Prince Carl Philip
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has been attacked.
The royal - son of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia - was hit in the face by a stranger outside the Baoli nightclub in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday morning (11.08.12) but insists he and his girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist, who was with him, are both fine.
He told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: 'It's been an emotional and overwhelming experience. We feel fine considering the circumstances, but this is an incident that we want to handle privately.'
A video of the fight has also surfaced on the internet, where the prince is seen being hit while held in a headlock, with his girlfriend trying to diffuse the situation screaming 'Darling, darling'.
Sofia added: 'We had a pleasant night with our nearest and dearest. When we were leaving, Carl Philip was attacked by a stranger.
'We've heard from several people that our near friends were involved, and we truly want to highlight that this is not the case.'
The royal is now considering whether he will file a lawsuit or not.
Royal Court press spokesperson Bertil Ternert explained: 'We're considering how we can proceed with a possible lawsuit. This will be decided this week.'
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