Sweden's Madeleine furious over tabloid bikini photo

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Newly-wed Swedish Princess Madeleine expressed her anger on Friday on Facebook at a local tabloid's decision to publish a photo of her honeymooning in a bikini in the Seychelles.

"We continue to thank everyone for their loving warmth and well wishes regarding our marriage," the princess wrote in English, six days after marrying American-British finance executive Christopher O'Neill.

"Sadly, the Swedish tabloid press have taken it upon themselves to destroy our privacy and place private photographs of us in their publications today," she added.

"The one thing we wish is that, if only for these few days, our privacy can now be respected."

Expressen, Sweden's second most popular tabloid, on Friday published a photo of the newly-wed couple holding hands on a beach, she in a bikini, he wearing trunks.

The couple had decided to stay at the same hotel as Prince William and Kate Middleton did during their honeymoon, according to the tabloid.

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