The number of corona infections is increasing in Sweden. Princess Sofia’s homeland is also affected.
Die Royals im News-Ticker
October 1, 2020
Princess Sofia: Corona worries prevail in her home country
Princess Sofia, 35, lives in Stockholm with husband Prince Philip, 41, and children Prince Gabriel, three, and Prince Alexander, four. It originally comes from Älvdalen in the Dalarna region. As the Swedish Health Department reports, there has been a local Covid-19 outbreak in Dalarna. At the time of writing, there were 2,601 active cases. Something that could cause concern for Princess Sofia, because her parents Maria and Erik Hellqvist and a large part of the family are still at home in Dalarna. According to the women’s magazine “Svensk Damtidning”, Sofia has avoided traveling to see loved ones in the past six months in order to protect her family as much as possible. It will probably stay that way for a while. In order to do her part for the community during the corona crisis, Sofia took a course at Sophiahemmet University in Stockholm in spring. As an auxiliary nurse, she supports the trained staff in the hospital.
30. September 2020
More tasks for Princess Mette-Marit?
The news that King Harald, 83, was hospitalized last week with breathing problems drew a lot of attention in Norway. The monarch had to receive medical care before and after the turn of the year. His son, Prince Haakon, 47, is currently taking over the reign. This increases the pressure on the heir to the throne to have more and more tasks. This also applies to his wife Princess Mette-Marit, 47, who is, however, ailing due to chronic pulmonary fibrosis and has long since stopped making as many appointments as in the time before her diagnosis. It remains to be seen how resilient King Harald will soon be and what consequences this has for Haakon and Mette-Marit. King Harald should be on sick leave by October 4th.
Source used: Dana Press, svenskdam.se