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King of Sweden encourages Swedes after upsurge in COVID cases

Photo: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has released a message to the Swedish public encouraging them in the midst of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The King released his message from Drottningholm Palace, where he and Queen Silvia reside. He said: “We must all take our responsibility and continue the joint efforts and efforts to stop the spread of infection. Hold on. Hold on!”

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia will now undertake their engagements virtually, whenever possible, from Drottningholm Palace. The Swedish Royal Court made the announcement along with His Majesty’s statement.

It was also confirmed yesterday that the King and Queen’s youngest child, Princess Madeleine, and her family will not be able to travel home to Sweden for Christmas. The family resides in Florida, and travelling is not advised.

The Swedish Royal Family’s communications manager, Margareta Thorgren, stated the following to the Swedish magazine Svenskdam: “Princess Madeleine lives in Florida and there are stricter restrictions. The family respects them. Therefore, it is not possible for the princess to travel and they cannot come home for Christmas.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.