Agence France-PresseFebruary 5, 2013 07:30
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria made headlines Tuesday after handing out the country's "Gay of the Year" award to an author whose writings about the 1980s AIDS crisis has gripped the nation.
"It's a true delight for me to be here tonight. To feel your power, your happiness and your sense of community," the princess said in a speech hailed as historic by media and gay rights activists.
The princess, 35, entered the stage to the tones of disco group ABBA's "Dancing Queen" at an awards ceremony organised by a gay magazine.