King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg have all tested positive for COVID-19 this week.


Despite having two vaccinations and a booster shot, both King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, have mild symptoms and feel well despite the circumstances, after using home testing kits on Monday night on 3 January 2022.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (pictured in 2016) tested positive for COVID-19. Photo: Peter Knutson, The Royal Court, Sweden

The King and the Queen are currently in home isolation in accordance with current rules and regulations, and currently monitoring their infection.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2021, with mild symptoms, and went into self-isolation, along with their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, at the Haga Palace.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia stepped in to represent the Crown Princess Couple to attend a memorial service at Drottningholm Palace on 11 March which was broadcast live on SVT.

However, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia had COVID-19 in November 2020, with mild flu symptoms.


The Grand Ducal Court announced Grand Duke Henri tested positive after doing a Rapid Antigen Test, on Tuesday, 4 January, and has gone into self-isolation according to government guidelines following the amended law of 17 July 2020 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Photo: © Cour grand-ducale

A PCR test carried out later confirmed the result, especially after the Minister of the Interior Taina Bofferding also tested positive recently.

According to the Luxembourg Times, the swearing-in of the new finance, sports and social security was scheduled for Wednesday, 5 January at the Grand Ducal Palace, will still go ahead with Grand Duke Henri leading the ceremony via videoconference from Berg Castle.

However, no mention of whether Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Recent COVID Cases

On 15 December 2021, the Royal Court of Denmark announced Crown Princess Mary had tested positive for COVID-19k and stayed in isolation in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg. No one else in the Crown Prince Family has been infected.

The British Royal Family’s Christmas plans went awry for Princess Anne when her husband Tim Laurence tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 22 December so they went into isolation instead of spending Christmas at Windsor with Queen Elizabeth.

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