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Illness forces Prince Daniel to cancel events

The Royal Court confirmed to Swedish media late Wednesday evening that Prince Daniel is sick and has to cancel several events.

On Tuesday, Prince Daniel attended his annual entrepreneurial day, and he seemed in good health. On Wednesday, Prince Daniel should have been present at the organisation, Friends’ event against bullying at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm; however, he had to cancel at the last minute.

The meeting Prince Daniel was to attend on Wednesday, with sixty representatives from business and civil society, was to discuss issues about measures and preventive measures against bullying.

The Crown Princess Victoria with Prince Daniel and their children at VM in Östersund. Photo: The Royal Court, Sweden.

The Swedish Royal Court has confirmed to the Swedish newspaper, Expressen that the Prince is sick. “The Prince had to cancel because of illness”, said Ulrika Näsholm, Information Secretary for the Royal Court, to the Swedish newspaper. Ulrika Näsholm also said: “The Prince could not participate in this arrangement unfortunately”.

The Royal Court indirectly confirmed that the sickness is not serious and that no other events are expected to be impacted by the Prince’s illness. The Swedish media did ask if there were any events in the coming days that are threatened. The Royal Court replied: “Not what I know, but it was today (Wednesday) he had to cancel his presence at this event. Unfortunately, I have no information, but the Prince had to cancel because of illness”.

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland. Photo: Anders Henrikson via Wikimedia Commons

The next event planned for Prince Daniel is, according to the Royal Court’s calendar, a visit to the Football Association in Solna on 24 April.

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland is a Swedish prince and member of the Swedish Royal Family. He is the husband of Crown Princess Victoria.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.