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King Harald comments on Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Covid diagnosis


Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Just hours after the Norwegian Royal Court confirmed that Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, King Harald said that the princess is doing well.

On the way to inspect the royal yacht, he took the time to answer questions about how things are going with Princess Ingrid Alexandra. On questions by the Norwegian TV-channel TV the King shortly replied: “As far as I know, it is going well”.

The princess is studying at Elvebakken upper secondary school in Oslo. She is second in the line of succession to the Norwegian throne after her father, the Crown Prince. The princess is currently isolating at her family home at Skaugum. This is the first known coronavirus case in the Norwegian royal family. It is not known if the 17-year-old princess has been vaccinated against the virus. The king and queen have been fully vaccinated with two doses, which they received in January and February.

It has also emerged that the Princess has been infected in what is a major outbreak at her school. A total of 29 new coronavirus infections have been registered at Elvebakken upper secondary school in Oslo the last days. The district doctor says that the situation at the school is not under full control, but that they have a close dialogue with the school’s management and continuously assess what measures are to be implemented.

The other members of Ingrid’s immediate family have also been tested, and all are negative. As a result of the infection, Crown Prince Haakon postponed Monday’s planned visit to UngInvest in Modum. The Crown Prince also did not participate in the celebration of the end of the season for the royal yacht, Norge,on the same day.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.