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Prince Christian of Denmark tests positive for COVID-19

Photo: HRH Crown Princess Mary

Prince Christian of Denmark, second in line to the Danish throne, has tested positive for COVID-19.

His parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, received news of a local outbreak of COVID-19 at the Tranegårdskolen in Hellerup, which Prince Christian attends, last Sunday and he subsequently underwent a test.

Prince Christian is currently in isolation at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg. He has not been in contact with other members of the royal recently, apart from his parents and siblings. The Danish Royal House has been advised by the Danish Agency for Patient Safety to also be tested. The entire family will stay in isolation in Frederik VIII’s Palace until cleared to break isolation according to the current guidelines.

Prince Christian is the 15-year-old eldest son of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark and is second in line to the throne after his father. He has three younger siblings: Princess Isabella (13), and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine (9). It is unclear if Prince Christian or any of his family members are showing any symptoms of the illness.

Earlier this year, Prince Christian and his siblings were enrolled in a 12-week school program at the Lemania-Verbier school in Switzerland, but the family returned home early to Denmark due to the pandemic.