Thursday, 5 January 2017

Silvia's back

The King and Queen of Sweden greet the new year in good health
(photo kungahuset Instagram)

The Queen of Sweden is looking just great after her recent spell in hospital. Silvia appeared in a photo on the official Royal Household Instagram account on January 4th, looking fit and well, the first image of her since she was taken to hospital at Christmas after a heavy cold left her feeling dizzy.

The photo, also shared on the official Facebook page, shows Queen Silvia with King Carl XVI Gustaf, wrapped up against the cold at the end of a winter walk during their holiday in the Swiss Alps. Silvia looks happy and healthy and back to her usual self.

Queen Silvia was taken to hospital late on December 23rd, her 73rd birthday. She had been suffering from a heavy cold for some time and had begun to feel dizzy. Princess Madeleine accompanied her. Silvia remained in hospital until Christmas Day morning when she returned home.  The Swedish Royal Family aren't usually seen in public around Christmas so Silvia's absence in the past few days was nothing out of the ordinary. But this photo shows that the Queen of Sweden is feeling fit and ready for business as usual.

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