Sweden’s Prince Karl Philip and Princess Sofia were forced to self-isolate after their coronavirus test results were positive.
The official statement from the Swedish royal court says that the couple has mild symptoms. The couple is in quarantine at their home with their children, Prince Alexander, and Prince Gabriel.
The other members of the royal family are now being monitored by their doctor. So, today, King Carl XVI Gustav, Queen Sylvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Daniel will pass tests for the presence of the virus.
Recall that Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia personally took an active part in the fight against COVID-19 in Sweden. Earlier this year, Sofia assisted staff at the Sophiahemmet clinic in Stockholm, while the prince worked at the headquarters of the Swedish Armed Forces.
Representatives of the Swedish royal court are not the first monarchs to contract the coronavirus. Prince of Wales Charles suffered an illness back in the spring; not so long ago it became known that his son Prince William also fell ill in April. King Philip VI of Spain is now in quarantine after contact with a coronavirus patient.
Karl Philip is the only son of King Charles XVI Gustaf and Queen Sylvia. He is currently ranked fourth in line to the Swedish throne after his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, and her children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.