Business as usual! Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits the International Peace Research Institute – after her parents cancelled a dinner and her daughter’s school was shut amid coronavirus outbreak
- The Stockholm school of Princess Estelle of Sweden, eight, is closed today
- Campus Manilla closed for safety reasons after pupil contracted the coronavirus
- Comes days after King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia cancelled a reception
- Several cases of Coronavirus have popped up in the Scandinavian country
Her parents cancelled an official dinner earlier this week amid coronavirus fears, but it was business as usual today for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, as she visited the International Peace Research Institute.
The mother-of-two, 42, channeled a spring-like feeling in a green floral-sprigged midi dress. teamed with grey stiletto ankle boots.
Wearing her hair swept back in her signature sleek bun, the future queen of Sweden completed her look with dangling earrings to match her dress, as she was welcomed by chairman Jan Eliasson,.
The International Peace Research Institute in Solna is an independent body dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
Victoria’s visit comes amid news that her eight-year-old daughter Princess Estelle’s school, the prestigious Campus Manilla, has been closed after a pupil was diagnosed with coronavirus.
Glowing in green! Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria, 42, was the epitome of springtime chic in a green floral sprigged midi dress and grey ankle boots as she was welcomed to the International Peace Research Institute in Solna by chairman Jan Eliasson
Wearing her hair swept back in her signature sleek bun, the future queen of Sweden completed her look with dangling earrings to match her dress
All smiles! Crown Princess Victoria looked in good spirits as she visited the International Peace Research Institute, an independent body dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament, and met chairman Jan Eliasson
Yesterday, Swedish website Aftonbladet reported that Princess Estelle’s school had closed, the first case of a child being affected by the virus in Sweden, where there are 101 confirmed cases as of this morning.
It was reported that parents of Manilla pupils received a message on the school’s intranet warning them that one of the students had contracted the virus.
It read: ‘The purpose for closing the entire school is to ensure the safety of students, guardians and staff in a situation where many are concerned and where we now know that a student at the school is confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.’
Margareta Thorgren, the Court’s Head of Information, has since confirmed that Princess Estelle was studying at home.
A warm greeting! The royal shook hands with chairman Jan Eliasson at the International Peace Research Institute, Solna, despite some people shunning the gesture due to coronavirus
The mother-of-two paired her chic outfit with a pair of grey stiletto ankle boots and carried a clutch bag in a matching shade
‘I can confirm that the school is closed. They have informed all parents with children at Campus Manilla that a student has been discovered who has tested positive for the coronavirus. This means that Princess Estelle is conducting her studies from home today.’
‘I think people around the world and Sweden feel a great concern, when a positive case for a child has also been discovered.
‘So, of course, it is a major concern among all parents at school today. Therefore, it is extra important to listen to the recommendations of the Public Health Authority, follow them, and at the same time to not suffer from panic,’ she added.
Princess Estelle of Sweden, eight, is studying at home after her Stockholm school closed following the confirmation that a pupil had contracted the Coronavirus
Located in Stockholm, Campus Manilla (pictured) informed all parents it would close its doors for safety reasons
King Carl XVI Gustaf, 73, and Queen Silvia, 76, were due to host 150 guests at the stunning Royal Palace, in Stockholm, Wednesday night but cancelled amid coronavirus fears. Pictured, the couple (centre) with l-r: daughter-in-law Princess Sofia, son Prince Carl Phillip, daughter Crown Princess Victoria and son-in-law Daniel at an official government dinner at the Royal Palace in March 2019
Others pupils’ parents have expressed their frustration and questioned why the school did not taker action sooner.
‘I’m not willing to play Russian roulette with my child when it comes to such a serious illness, said one parent.
On Monday, Estelle’s grandparents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, cancelled a official government dinner ‘out of consideration’ for the 150 guests they were supposed to entertain on Wednesday, amid growing fears that the virus is spreading.
It is thought other members of the Swedish royal family, including their children Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Phillip, were due to attend, as well as senior members of the Swedish government.
In a statement released yesterday, the Swedish royal court said: ‘In recent days, a number of cases of infection from the novel coronavirus have been detected in Sweden.
‘The Public Health Authority considers the risk of detecting cases of covid-19 in Sweden to be high, but the risk of the infection spreading is considered low.
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