Prince Carl Philip and wife Princess Sofia, the royal couple of Sweden, have tested positive for coronavirus. The royal palace informed that the two are exhibiting “light flu symptoms” and are self-isolating in Stockholm after the diagnosis. The Duke and Duchess of Värmland are parents to two sons – Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel – who are also reportedly at home with them.
According to news reports, other members of the Swedish royal family, including the king, queen, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Daniel will all be tested for the virus to ensure complete precaution. As reported by tabloid Aftonbladet, the royal family had gathered for the queen’s brother’s funeral recently but had all tested negative before the event.
About The Swedish Royal Couple
41-year-old Prince Carl is one of three children born to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and their only son. Currently, he is fourth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne, after his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, his niece Princess Estelle, and his nephew Prince Oscar.
He lives with his wife Princess Sofia in Stockholm. Before becoming a princess in 2015, Sofia Hellqvist was a model and reality television contestant on Paradise Hotel. One of three sisters, she has also spent time in New York studying and working.
Her relationship with Prince Carl was first confirmed in 2010 by the royal palace. The couple moved in together in 2011, marrying four years later.
Princess Sofia As A Frontline Worker
Princess Sofia is known for her philanthropic and charity work. She co-founded a non-profit organisation Project Playground to help underprivileged children in Africa. The royal couple also has a foundation in their name to counter bullying.
More recently, she was in news for her hands-on contribution to the coronavirus pandemic in Sweden. She underwent a three-day emergency online training course to assist hospitals and frontline health workers. In her capacity as a volunteer, Princess Sofia had donned scrubs and was assisting in part-time medical work at the Sophiahemmet hospital, an endeavour she was committed to until her diagnosis.