Sunday 1/16/22
PANDEMIC

Swedish king and queen test positive for the coronavirus

Both are doing well under the circumstances, the statement said

FILED - 07 September 2021, Sweden, Stockholm: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden stand in the Royal Palace. Swedish royal couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, but only have mild symptoms, according to a statement issued by the royal family on Tuesday. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden stand in the Royal Palace. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa.

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife, Queen Silvia, have both tested positive for the coronavirus, but only have mild symptoms, according to a statement issued by the royal family on Tuesday.

Both are doing well under the circumstances, the statement said.

They have both had three vaccinations against Covid-19. They are now isolating in line with the national regulations and are taking medical advice.

Carl Gustaf and Silvia are not the first members of the Swedish royal family to test positive for the virus. Their son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, tested positive in November 2020.

Meanwhile the heir to the throne, Victoria, and her husband, Prince Daniel, tested positive in March.

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