Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have both tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement, the Swedish Royal Family said that the prince and princess only have mild flu like symptoms, and that they are doing well in the circumstances. They were immediately quarantined at their home with their two children.
Infection tracing has been implemented by the Swedish royal family’s doctor. King Carol XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will all be tested for the virus. Both Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have helped during Sweden’s fight against the pandemic; the prince as a reserve officer in the Swedish defence and the princess as a member of support staff at Sophiahemmet hospital in Stockholm.
The following statement was released on November 26th 2020: “On Wednesday, November 25, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia went in to quarantine after they showed symptoms of illness and were subsequently found to be infected with covid-19. The prince and princess show milder flu symptoms, but feel well under the circumstances. Immediately after the illness, the Prince and Princess were quarantined at home with their children. Infection tracing is initiated under the supervision of the King and the family life doctor. Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel, who are part of the infection tracking, will be tested on Thursday.”
Swedish press is now discussing whether the entire royal family have been infected with coronavirus at Walther Sommerlath’s funeral last Friday. Walther Sommerlath was brother of Queen Silvia and passed away earlier this autumn.
Princess Sofia was set to continue working in healthcare through the autumn, the Royal Court confirmed in August. The 35-year-old Princess began helping at Sophiahemmet hospital in Stockholm after undergoing training at Sophiahemmet University in an effort to help out during the ongoing pandemic. She helps with cleaning and does shifts in the kitchen.
Sweden has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and so far more than 6,500 Swedes have lost their lives. More than 230,500 people have been diagnosed with the virus