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The King and Queen of Sweden test negative for coronavirus

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have tested negative for coronavirus. The couple were checked after their only son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, were diagnosed with Covid-19.

The four had been together just days before Carl Philip and Sofia began to feel unwell and tested positive for coronavirus. They had all attended the funeral of Queen Silvia’s brother, Walter Sommerlath, along with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

Victoria and Daniel were also tested as a matter of urgency following Carl Philip and Sofia’s diagnosis. Their results, too, were negative.

The Swedish Royal Household confirmed the King, Queen, Crown Princess and Prince had tested negative on November 26th, soon after the confirmation that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were unwell. They are said to be experiencing mild, flu like symptoms and are now in isolation, with their two young sons, at home.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.