The King’s finances
The King of Sweden might be forced to become more open with how he uses his apanage, since a majority in parliament is now asking for more insight into the royal finances.

The rules for the apanage were established at the so-called Torekov agreement in 1974 when the right-wing parties and the Social Democrats met and decided what the constitution should look like.


The Torekov agreement - really a compromise - meant the Swedish monarch lost all his/her political influence and was only to be given ceremonial tasks, such as representing Sweden.

Constitutional monarchy (or limited monarchy) is a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a constitution. This form of government differs from absolute monarchy in which an absolute monarch serves as the source of political power in the state and is not legally bound by any constitution.