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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe tests positive for Covid-19

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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe tests positive for Covid-19
Denmark's Queen Margrethe during a 2021 state visit to Germany. The Danish queen tested positive for Covid-19 on February 8th 2022. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Queen Margrethe of Denmark tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday evening, the Danish royal palace has confirmed.

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The palace confirmed the Queen’s positive test in a press statement on Wednesday.

The Queen has mild symptoms, the palace said in the statement. She has cancelled a planned winter holiday in Norway.

Queen Margrethe, who is 81, has received three doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. She was first vaccinated on January 1st 2021 and told media in November that she had received the booster or third dose.

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She is currently at the royal residence Amalienborg in Copenhagen.

The Queen is not the first member of the Danish royal family to test positive for Covid-19, with Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian, the Queen’s grandson, having previously had bouts with the virus.

Queen Margrethe recently marked her 50th jubilee as Denmark’s monarch.

READ ALSO: How does Queen Margrethe’s long reign compare to other monarchs?

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