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Princess Estelle of Sweden injured in skiing accident


Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle of Sweden has been injured in a skiing accident in the Alps where the Crown Princess Family was holidaying over the New Year holiday.

The seven-year-old has broken her leg, the Royal Court has confirmed to Aftonbladet.

The Princess is now in a cast but said to be doing well. She was taken to the hospital for an x-ray and given a cast and crutches. The injury is not believed to be serious as the family did not cancel their holiday.

Head of the Information Department at the Royal Court, Margareta Thorgen, explained, “The court can confirm that Princess Estelle has suffered a fracture of the limb in connection with skiing. She is plastered and otherwise well.”

As a result, Crown Princess Victoria will no longer travel to Ari Behn’s funeral in Norway tomorrow. Prince Daniel will go alone, according to the publication.

The second-in-line to the Swedish throne has been skiing for years and learned the sport before she was even two-years-old.

The Royal Court has said they will not comment further on the accident, which happened a couple of days ago and asked for Princess Estelle’s privacy to be respected.

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