Royal court decries report on Westling 'illness'
Roger Choate · 7 Feb 2010, 12:23
Published: 06 Feb 2010 09:25 GMT+01:00
Updated: 07 Feb 2010 12:23 GMT+01:00
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According to a media report, Westling suffered a serious infection a few days ago because of his weakened immunity system as a consequence of a kidney transplant operation.
"We never comment on when and where he has doctor appointments." Annika Sönnerberg, acting information manager at the court, said according to the Aftonbladet newspaper.
"He has been at the palace today (Thursday) and held meetings. He feels absolutely in fine form now.”
The court later in the day decried press reports over the suspected illness.
"Information that has been published about Daniel Westling isn’t true. He isn’t seriously sick. It is absolutely unacceptable that these types of stories are being disseminated. On the contrary, Daniel feels absolutely fine.”
Westling, 36, is scheduled to marry Crown Princess Victoria in June at a resplendent ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral. Following his engagement last year, he underwent a successful kidney transplant operation, with his father as donor.
After his marriage, Westling will be known as Prince Daniel, and also the Duke of Västergötland. He is equity partner of three Stockholm gyms and was Victoria’s personal trainer earlier in the decade. He is also board director of a real estate enterprise in Brazil.