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Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill vaccinated against Covid-19


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Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The Swedish Royal Court confirmed the news to Swedish press. According to the Swedish Court’s Head of Communications, Margareta Thorgren, Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris O’Neill, have received their first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and will received their second dose in a couple of weeks.

The Swedish princess and her three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne have not been in Sweden for almost two years. Now many Swedes hope that this can be the beginning of a process where the American-based princess can visit her native country soon again.

There has been speculation about the Swedish royal family having already made plans for the Princess to visit Sweden in just a few months. Margareta Thorgren will not divulge any details but she said last week: “In the United States, in some regions, the vaccination program has come very far. The princess and her family have not been to Sweden for a year and a half and it is a hope that the princess family will be able to come to Sweden this summer.”

Princess Madeleine’s parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silva, were the first in the Swedish Royal Family to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in January this year. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia as well as Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have all been infected with coronavirus, but fortunately recovered relatively quickly. People who have been infected with the virus are not being given priority in the vaccination queue and cannot be vaccinated until several months after they have recovered.

About author

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.