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Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria on solo trip in Japan

Crown Princess Victoria has kicked off a four-day tour of Japan to discuss sustainability.

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria on solo trip in Japan
Crown Princess Victoria meeting Emperor Akihito and Emperess Michiko. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Victoria started her official trip with a visit to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo where she was greeted by the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and his wife Michiko, followed by a conference at the Swedish Embassy.

The Swedish princess, who is next in line to the throne, is in Japan in her role as an ambassador for the UN's global sustainable development goals with a special focus on the oceans and sustainable fishery.

She is set to stay in Japan until April 21st and will meet representatives from both Swedish and Japanese companies to discuss sustainability issues. 

Some of the other items on the agenda include “sustainability fika” and a seminar called “doing sustainable business the Swedish way”.

Her husband Prince Daniel is at home with their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.

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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. 

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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. 

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