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The Netherlands

Princess Beatrix diagnosed with COVID

© RVD - Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, 83, is positive for COVID-19. She is said to have mild cold symptoms.

The Royal House of the Netherlands announced via the Government Information Service (RVD) the news today saying that the former monarch is resting and isolating at home and following the rules of those diagnosed with COVID-19.

Those who have been in close contact with Her Royal Highness have been notified. The RVD has not said if any of the Royal Family have been in close contact with the Princess.

Her Royal Highness has been fully vaccinated and has had her booster shot.

Princess Beatrix recently returned from a four-day working visit from Curaçao on 29 November. She arrived back in the Netherlands on a KLM regularly scheduled flight.

Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands from the abdication of her mother, Juliana, on 30 April 1980, until her own abdication on 30 April 2013. Her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, is now the King of the Netherlands.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.