Swedish royal couple self-isolate after corona diagnosis

27 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia are self-isolating after testing positive for the new coronavirus, the royal palace said on Thursday, reports AFP.

Carl Philip, the 41-year-old son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and Sofia, 35, “have light flu symptoms” and are recuperating at home in Stockholm with their two young children, the palace said in a statement.

The king and queen, as well as Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel, will all be tested as a precaution,

it said.

According to tabloid Aftonbladet, the royal family gathered for the funeral of the queen’s brother last week, but they all tested negative for the virus before attending that


Princess Sofia made headlines early on in the pandemic when she donned scrubs and began doing shifts as a healthcare assistant at the Sophiahemmet hospital in Stockholm, which she has continued to do part-time.