Three royals test positive for COVID-19 after the holidays

Danielle Stacey

King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg have all tested positive for COVID-19, their royal households have confirmed.

In one declaration On the Swedish Royal Family’s website on Tuesday, he said the monarch, 75, and his wife, 78, who are fully vaccinated with three doses, are showing mild symptoms.

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The couple tested positive for the virus on Monday evening and are currently in isolation at their home.

It comes as Sweden recorded a new record 11,507 cases on December 30, Reuters reports.

Meanwhile, Grand Duke Henri, 66, will perform his royal duties from a distance while in seclusion at Chateau de Berg in central Luxembourg.

The Head of State is married to Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and the couple share five children.

Son of King Carl and Queen Silvia, prince carl philip and his wife, Princess sofia, had COVID-19 in November 2020, when their daughter, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who tested positive for the virus in March of last year.

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King Carl and Queen Silvia at the Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10

It comes as the British royal family celebrated another low-key Christmas due to the increase in coronavirus cases.

The Queen canceled her family lunch before Christmas and stayed at Windsor Castle over the holiday season, instead of going to Sandringham as the tradition. She was joined by her eldest son and heir, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the day of Christmas.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated Christmas at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with the parents of Kate, Carole and Michael Middleton. The Cambridges were pictured leaving a church service in Sandringham with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The queen’s daughter, the Princess royal, couldn’t spend the holiday season with her mother as husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, tested positive for COVID-19 a few days before Christmas.

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