Burglars target Royals’ summer residence

When Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were fast asleep in the Royal family’s summer residence Solliden Palace on the Baltic island of Öland, a burglar struck against a property on the estate.

Burglars target Royals' summer residence

“They have stolen a safe from a building which is situated outside of the high-security zone,“ said Royal Court press spokesperson Bertil Ternert to daily Aftonbladet.

According to the police website the burglars struck against a building adjacent to a coffee shop on the Solliden estate in the early hours of Thursday.

“It is located just outside of the high-security zone and the café is run at the request of the King,” Ternert told the paper.

Police said that the thieves had got away with several items of value and escaped in a stolen car they found nearby.

Both the King and Queen were in residence at Solliden at the time of the burglary on the estate.

“They have been informed of what has happened and have been following the investigation over the course of the day,” Ternert told Aftonbladet.

The stolen vehicle was later found on the Borgholm castle ruin parking.

The Solliden Palace has been the summer residence of the Swedish Royal Family since its completion in 1906 and is situated near the Borgholm castle ruin on the island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea, off the south eastern coast of Sweden.

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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.