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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel too ill to participate in state visit from Iceland

Royal Central was able to announce that Crown Princess Viktoria of Sweden had to cancel her attendance at a seminar with her father, King Carl Gustav. Now her husband Prince Daniel has also come down with a cold. As a result, Prince Daniel was forced to cancel his participation in the annual sports gala held Monday night in Sweden.

It was yesterday speculated that the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel would have to cancel their participation during the state visit from Iceland, which begins tomorrow. On Tuesday, the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel were removed from the royal court’s official calendar from the events that will take place over the next few days. “The plan is set, but it is still necessary to see how their health is on Wednesday,” the Royal Court told “Expressen” yesterday. It is now certain that the Crown Princess and her husband will not participate.

The royal court calendar states that the Crown Princess will go back to work on 23 January, when she will attend a meeting to prepare for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who will visit Sweden and Norway at the end of the month.

Prince Daniel. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden

His Royal Highness Prince Daniel was supposed to attend the sports gala together with Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia yesterday. The Prince was also supposed to give out the award “Pepper of the Year” during the event. “It is true that he is ill,” Sports gala information manager Sandra Miller Kinge told the Swedish media.

Later the Swedish royal court said in a statement to Swedish press: “He has a cold, a bad cold. The Crown Princess was scheduled to attend “People and Defense” with the King, but she also had to cancel. It is no more serious than that, but Prince Daniel obviously has respect for the athletes, and they have to keep healthy, so he chose to stay at home.” Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia both attended the Sports Gala as planned.

The Swedish newspaper “Expressen” asked the royal court if Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar are also ill. The Royal Court answered: “This is not something we wish to comment on.”

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