The book also brought into the open a steamy affair with Camilla
Henemark, a Swedish-Nigerian pop singer, who the King was
involved with for a year in the late 1990s, with the full
knowledge of Queen Silvia, who was powerless to stop it.
In May, Nuri Kino, an investigative journalist, published a transcript of a conversation between Anders Lettström, the Stockholm musical impresario who is a close friend of the King, and Daniel Webb, a close accomplice of Milan Sevo, a Swedish mafia don.
"I think that you should establish contact and try to find out what the agenda is, what he wants, and what he actually has," Mr Lettström said on the tape, which Mr Webb then handed to Kino. The King has denied that Mr Lettström was acting on his orders.
There was a moment of good news in August, when Crown Princess Victoria, who is popular in Sweden, announced that she was pregnant. At the same time, an independent report commissioned by Queen Silvia to investigate her father's past appeared to exonerate him.
Rather than being gifted the Berlin factory of Jewish businessman Efim Wechsler as a result of his Nazi loyalty, the report concluded, Sommerlath had exchanged it for his own coffee plantation in Brazil, so helping Mr Wechsler and his family escape to safety in South America.