The Royal Court of Sweden has issued a statement on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 saying both Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia both tested positive for coronavirus.

Prince Carl Philip Family
Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their two sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, in 2018. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström

The prince and princess showed mild flu symptoms and are now quarantined at home with their two children.

The Royal Family’s doctor has began tracking the virus.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will also be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday, 26 November 2020.


Princess Sofia, who is the honorary chairman of Sophiahemmet, began volunteer work on Thursday, 16 April 2020, to provide relief for the care staff, after completing a short medical training course, during the coronavirus.

She carried out intensive training, within the ‘Contingency Lift’ framework with SAS airline staff, laid off during the pandemic, to provide help for those workplaces with the greatest needs.

Princess Sofia was placed in a hospital ward to help with non-medical tasks.

According to a Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, Princess Sofia is tested regularly with her work at Sophiahemmet.

Walther Sommerlath Funeral

The Swedish Royal Family attended Queen Silvia’s brother Walther Sommerlath’s funeral on Friday, 20 November 2020 with less than ten people present, according to Aftonbladet.

Walther Sommerlath passed away on Friday, 23 October 2020, aged 86, during the night at Karolinska University Hospital.

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