Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has cancelled her planned visit to the Netherlands. The visit was to take place on 18 November and 19 November, but due to the high spread of infection in the Netherlands, the royal family has now announced that the Crown Princess won’t be going. It was planned that the Swedish Crown Princess would meet the Dutch King and Queen, among other things. However, the Swedish royal court stated that they hope the visit can be rescheduled sometime in the future.
New corona measures in the Netherlands had an impact on all parts of the royal program that were planned in the Dutch cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Noordwijk and Amsterdam. This was confirmed in an e-mail from the Swedish Royal Court to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
The Netherlands recently went into a three-week semi-lockdown. Bars and restaurants must close at 8 pm, and where a valid corona passport is not required, a face mask is mandatory. This weekend, 16,300 new cases of COVID-19 infections were reported in one day, a new record for the nation.
The Swedish and Dutch royal families have close ties and have met many times before the pandemic, both officially and unofficially. For example, Queen Louise, the wife of King Charles XV & IV of Sweden and Norway, was born a Princess of the Netherlands in 1828.