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Breaking News: Queen Silvia of Sweden released from hospital

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden has been released from hospital. In a press release, the Swedish Royal Court said, “The Queen has left Danderyd Hospital and is back home at Drottningholm Palace. The Queen has recovered and is feeling well under the circumstances.”

In a text message to Expressen, the Royal Court’s Director of Information and Press Department, Margareta Thorgren said, “The Queen has recovered and is feeling well under the circumstances.”

It was said yesterday that the Queen was taken to Karolinska University Hospital in Solna late Friday night due to dizziness brought on from a cold she had been fighting for quite a while. However, the Royal Court said today that she was in Danderyd Hospital instead.

Several members of her family visited her while she was under observation on doctor’s orders yesterday.

The 73-year-old celebrated her birthday with her family Friday at Drottningholm Palace.

In the press release sent out on Saturday morning, the Royal Court said, “The Queen has been taken to hospital late last night. The Queen has had a cold for a time and was hit during Friday evening of dizziness. The Queen is still in hospital for observation and sampling and feels well under the circumstances.”

Her daughter, Princess Madeleine was at Her Majesty’s side overnight and travelled with her to Karolinska University Hospital. Her family have gathered together, waiting for The Queen to be discharged so they can celebrate Christmas together.

According to Expressen, she was taken to the hospital after the dizziness incident occurred “in connection with the Drottningholm Palace Theatre’s concert in Drottningholm Palace Church.”

Queen Silvia and the rest of the Swedish Royal Family do not have any more events scheduled for the remainder of 2016.

Queen Silvia was born Silvia Sommerlath in Heidelberg, Germany, on 23 December 1943 to a German father and Brazilian mother. She married King Carl XVI Gustaf on 19 June 1976 after meeting at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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