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Queen Margrethe tests positive for Covid

The Queen of Denmark is in isolation after testing positive for Covid.

Queen Margrethe II has mild symptoms and is now resting at her home at Christian IX’s Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen.

The Danish Monarch, who is 81 years old, tested positive just hours after attending the opening of a major new royal exhibition on February 8th 2022.

The Danish Royal Household said Margrethe has had to cancel her planned holiday in Norway, where she was due to spend time with King Harald and Queen Sonja, while she recovers.

Queen Margrethe has received all the coronavirus vaccinations.

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