Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Test Positive for Coronavirus

Sweden's Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip tested positive for coronavirus after attending a royal funeral.

By Kaitlin Reilly Nov 26, 2020 5:10 PMTags
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Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the Swedish royal court to Reuters

Carl Philip, the fourth in line to the throne, and his wife Sofia are "feeling well under the circumstances." King Karl XIV Gustaf, Queen Silvia, the prince's older sister Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel will be tested as well. The family members were together last week at a funeral for Queen Silvia's brother, Walther Sommerlath. Testing was done prior to the event and social distancing was enforced, according to People

In April, Sofia stepped up to help nurses during the health crisis. She completed an intensive training program online and began work at Sophiahemmet Hospital.

"Princess Sofia is not only Sophia's honorary chair, but now also works with us," the hospital confirmed on Instagram. "This is after having completed our basic nursing education, which has been developed to relieve the now severely strained healthcare staff."

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Many world leaders have contracted the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. 

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In March, it was reported that England's Prince Charles experienced mild symptoms when he contracted COVID-19, as did his son Prince William and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In September, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and their 14-year-old son Barron Trump also tested positive for the virus. While Melania and Barron experienced mild symptoms, Donald spent time at Walter Reed Medical Center but since recovered. Dozens of people in the orbit of the President have also contracted the virus

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