On Christmas Eve, Queen Silvia of Sweden was rushed to hospital. After she was discharged on Christmas Day, the Swedish Royal Court refused to answer questions associated with the Queen’s illness.
This changed when the Royal Court Wednesday night released a picture on Instagram of Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf. In the caption, it reads: “The King and Queen are now in the Swiss Alps. This picture is from today’s walk. ”
It was a different kind of Christmas for the Swedish Queen in 2016. She had to spend Christmas in hospital after being rushed there on her own birthday, the 23 December. On Christmas Day in the morning, a Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet wrote that the Queen was still in the hospital. The Swedish Royal Court would not comment on Queen Silvia’s condition other than that. All they would do was confirm that she was still hospitalised. Just after 10.30 the same day the Queen left the hospital. In addition to Princess Madeleine, several other members of the Royal Family visited Silvia at her sickbed. Princess Madeleine spent the night between 23 December and Christmas Eve at the hospital with her mother.
Photo credit: Johanna Lejon / Kungahuset.
When asked by the press about how this was going to affect the Swedish Royal Family’s Christmas celebration the Royal Court said that the Christmas celebrations would be marked in regards to the circumstances. It is obvious that after the unusual Christmas celebrations, the various royal families went on separate vacations. Royal Central could earlier this week report that His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip was on a secret vacation to South Africa with his wife Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia and their son Prince Alexander.
Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine is with her parents and her own family in the Alps. The Princess travelled to Geneva last week to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Alps with friends. Shortly after New Year, the Swedish royal couple travelled to the Alps. In a recently released TV-documentary by SVT, Queen Silvia of Sweden said that she believes her home of Drottningholm Palace is haunted by “friendly ghosts.”