Crown Princess Mary, Tasmanian born, tests positive to COVID-19 in Denmark

Ellen RansleyNCA NewsWire
VideoThe Australian-born royal is isolating in a palace after receiving her diagnosis.

Tasmanian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has tested positive to COVID-19 amid a concerning spike of cases in the northern European country.

A Royal Family spokesperson confirmed the news on Wednesday, Danish time.

“Her Royal Highness is staying in isolation at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienberg. There is no indication that others in the family are infected,” the spokesperson said.

“In connection with the test result, the Royal House of Denmark is receiving advice from the Danish Patient Safety Authority concerning detection of infection.

“The Crown Princess will remain in isolation until it is once again safe to end the isolation according to the applicable guidelines.”

The Crown Princess’ case comes as Denmark and neighbouring Norway announced a host of strict COVID measures to battle soaring infection numbers, as the Omicron variant takes hold.

Denmark, which has one of the world’s most sophisticated COVID detection systems, recorded 8314 cases on Tuesday, the highest ever daily case number and more than double their last record which was 4034 last December.

Schools and colleges were this week closed early, while many people were advised to return to remote working.

The country’s booster shot program is being rolled out early, with jabs now available to over 40s – six weeks earlier than planned.

Princess Mary, who was born and raised in Hobart, married Prince Frederik in 2004 after meeting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The couple have four children.

Her son Prince Christian tested positive to the virus in December last year.

Originally published as Crown Princess Mary, Tasmanian born, tests positive to Covid-19 in Denmark

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