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Swedish royal palace haunted but ghosts friendly, queen says

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/01/2017

FILE - Queen Silvia of Sweden attends the exhibition 'Un Suedois A Paris : La Collection Tessin' at Musee du Louvre on October 18, 2016 in Paris, France. © Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images FILE - Queen Silvia of Sweden attends the exhibition 'Un Suedois A Paris : La Collection Tessin' at Musee du Louvre on October 18, 2016 in Paris, France. STOCKHOLM — Queen Silvia says one of the Swedish royal family's palaces is haunted but there is nothing to be afraid of.

The queen says phantoms at their private Drottningholm Palace are "pretty friendly" in a documentary about to be aired Thursday on public television channel SVT.

Silvia says smilingly "there are ghosts, many" before adding "you feel you get a little excited" when talking about them.

Asked whether she had experienced the ghosts herself, she replied "of course. But they are friendly."

Located on an island in Stockholm's archipelago, the royals' private residence was originally built in the late 16th century.

Silvia, born in Germany as Silvia Renate Sommerlath, is married to King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden's ceremonial head of state.

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