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Swedish Crown Princess and Prince Test Positive for COVID-19

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Prince Daniel of Sweden and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden pose for a picture upon arriving at the Swedish Parliament House for the opening of the new parliamentary session on September 10, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 12 March 2021 11:33 AM EST

Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden have tested positive for COVID-19. The royals announced the news Thursday in a statement to Facebook, writing that they are showing "slight symptoms" but are otherwise okay given the circumstances.

Princess Victoria first began to experience cold-like symptoms earlier this week, prompting her to get tested. She and Prince Daniel are now in quarantine with their two children- Princess Estelle, 9, and Prince Oscar, 5.

The royal couple was scheduled to appear alongside their parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, at a memorial honoring the lives lost to the coronavirus in Sweden but Victoria's brother Prince Carl-Philip and sister-in-law Princess Sofia took their place. They had both tested positive for COVID-19 in November.

King Carl has been vocal about how Sweden handled the pandemic, opting not to place the country under mandatory lockdown.

"The people of Sweden have suffered tremendously in difficult conditions," he said in December, per Fox News. "One thinks of all the family members who have happened to be unable to say goodbye to their deceased family members. I think it is a tough and traumatic experience not to be able to say a warm goodbye."

The monarch further noted that Sweden had failed to protect the elderly in care homes from the effects of the pandemic.

"I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died and that is terrible. It is something we all suffer with," he said.

Zoe Papadakis

Zoe Papadakis is a Newsmax writer based in South Africa with two decades of experience specializing in media and entertainment. She has been in the news industry as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers, magazine and websites.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden have tested positive for COVID-19. The royals announced the news Thursday in a statement to Facebook, writing that they are showing "slight symptoms" but are otherwise okay...
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