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Prince Daniel tests negative for COVID-19


Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Royal Court, Sweden

Prince Daniel of Sweden has tested negative for COVID-19 after falling ill this week.

The Prince was due to accompany his wife, Crown Princess Victoria, on a visit to Västmanland County on Thursday, 15 October; however, when the day came, only Victoria travelled to Västmanland County as part of the Royal Family’s travel to each of Sweden’s counties to draw attention to the efforts during the pandemic.

Johan Tegel in the Royal Court’s Press Department told Svenskdam last week: “The Prince has a mild cold and therefore refrains from visiting today. Due to his cold symptoms, the Prince has been tested for COVID-19. However, the result was negative.”

Victoria also explained during her trip that her husband had a cold and had to remain at home.

On Friday, the Crown Princess released a statement about her visit: “Yesterday, I visited Västmanland County where I had the opportunity to meet people who told me how the COVID-19 pandemic affects various activities.

I am impressed by how well they have, in a pragmatic and effective way, collaborated in the county to meet the challenges that the pandemic brought with it. There is an enormous force in the ability to come together.

During the day, we were once again reminded of the importance of continuing to persevere – and learn from the pandemic for future crises. We must not forget that we are still in the pandemic and how actors in different sectors of society are fighting for their survival.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are due to travel to Södermanland County – the dukedom of their nephew Prince Alexander – on 22 October.

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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.