Nordic royals plan New York get-together

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia plan to join other Nordic royals in New York next week for a glittering ball and exhibition of Scandinavian art.

Nordic royals plan New York get-together

The kings and queens from across Scandinavia, will be joined by the presidents of Iceland and Finland, for the get-together in New York City.

The main event will be an American Scandinavian ball on October 21th, bringing together the kings and queens of Norway and Sweden, the crown prince and crown princess of Denmark, and the presidents of Finland and Iceland, the Norwegian consul in New York said.

The Nordic heads of state will also attend the “Luminous Modernism: Scandinavian Art Comes to America, 1912” exhibition at the Scandinavian House in New York on October 20th.

The exhibition features 47 works by some of the foremost Nordic artists working at the turn of the 20th century.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will then move on from New York to attend the Scandinavian Club’s 100 year anniversary in Jamestown.

The royal couple’s USA visit will be followed by Prince Daniel who will begin a four day trip to Washington DC on October 24th.

Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja were meanwhile due to start their US tour on Thursday, with visits to Norwegian-American communities and sites in Minnesota and Iowa before coming to New York, where they were to pay respects at the site where the World Trade Center once stood.

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Swedish Crown Princess and Prince catch Covid-19 for the second time

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel have both tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time, although the pair have very mild cold symptoms.

Swedish Crown Princess and Prince catch Covid-19 for the second time
Both Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: TT

Sweden’s Royal Court announced that Prince Daniel had tested positive in a press release issued on Sunday, while Crown Princess Victoria’s second infection was revealed in another release on Saturday.

The royal couple, who are both fully vaccinated, first tested positive for the virus in March last year, and have only mild symptoms. 


According to the press releases Prince Daniel was suffering “very mild symptoms and feels well”, while Princess Victoria has “the symptoms of a cold but otherwise feels well”.  

The couple are both now isolating in Haga Palace in the north of Stockholm, where they have lived since 2010. 

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are triple-vaccinated, both tested positive on Tuesday. The couple are now symptom-free, but are continuing their isolation at Drottningholm Palace to the west of Stockholm. 

Prince Carl Philip, Victoria’s younger brother, and his wife Princess Sofia were the first Swedish royals to test positive in November 2020.