Thanks Bunnyluv, there you go http://www.svd.se/nyheter...ine-och-chris_8346610.svd
Interesting, they gave the interview to SvD, a newspaper that usually doesn't cover the royals (except "big" news like weddings). Maybe they wanted to be treated seriously, but the headline for the interview on SvD's website is "The honeymoon: 'It destroyed everything'"
Part 1, I'll translate the rest of it later.
The summer is offering one of the most beautiful and sunny days at Solliden in Öland when Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill meet us on the terrace outside the so-called green room, furnished with fantastic colorful 1970s furniture which the king and queen received as gifts from the Swedish people .
The honeymoon to Seychelles is over. But they are still "in paradise," as Madeleine says.
"In a way, you could say that it is continuing, though we are back in Sweden."
Although Chris has started working a little.
"I'm sitting in front of a computer during part of the day, which means that I know the honeymoon, unfortunately, is over."
Madeleine, too, is kick-starting and working long-distance on the "Thank you" campaign for the Childhood Foundation, which will be launched in late August when she and Chris return to everyday life in New York.
The possibility of using modern technology to work wherever you are makes it easier for a couple who are often on the move. But during their honeymoon, they chose to disconnect.
"We decided to turn off all cell phones and computers," says Madeleine.
The couple met through mutual friends.
"The first time we met was a few years ago in New York. At that time, we lived completely separate lives. Madeleine had friends who had moved to New York whom she went to visit sometimes. And sometimes you came with other friends just to be in New York. During this period, we encountered each other from time to time at various events and dinners through mutual friends and acquaintances," says Chris.
In the late summer of 2010, Madeleine moved to New York more permanently to work at Childhood's U.S. office. During the previous spring, she had lived in the city to get away from Sweden after she and her then fiancé broke their engagement.
"Just before you moved to New York more permanently, in September 2010, we met again by chance. It was a mutual friend who had invited a bunch of friends to his house for a long weekend. After that, we kept in touch and started to meet. Then it grew slowly, slowly," says Chris.
"It started as a friendship that grew into something more," says Madeleine.
The conversation is in English. The answers are addressed sometimes to me and sometimes to each other. They are merry, relaxed, and constantly interject things in each other's answers and bicker in a loving way.
"I didn't know from the start that Madeleine was a princess from Sweden. But of course I learned it very quickly. Obviously, it would have been different if we had met in Sweden. New York is a city full of people who 'are someone' somewhere. It is a very equal ground, which I like," says Chris.
When did you two know that this was something more serious?
"If you ask me, immediately," said Chris, and laughs. "Above all, it was when we started to spend time together without other people so we could become closer to each other."
"For me, it took a little longer. But I came from a long relationship that had lasted for 8 years, so it was also nice to be single for a little," says Madeleine.
During the autumn, their friendship and blooming love had successfully stayed within the circle of their closest friends. But on 16 January 2011, a cellphone video circulated around the world. It was a Spanish tourist who had managed to capture the couple on film when they were at The Boathouse in Central Park.
"I remember that it was cold outside, and we went in to drink something warm. We were at The Boat House for 10 minutes. Then the film was out."
"Because we had been dating for months, Madeleine had slowly begun to prepare me for what would happen when it became known, outside our little group, that we were dating. Very quickly, it escalated into something intense."