Queen Silvia of Sweden has been rushed to hospital with multiple fractures following an accident at the royal palace outside Stockholm.
“On Monday morning, the Queen fell accidentally in her home, injuring her right wrist. The queen is now plastered and is back home at Drottningholm palace and she is feeling well under the circumstances,” Swedish Royal Court spokesman Johan Tegel told reporters.
It is not known whether the Queen, since 1976 married to the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, will have to rearrange her schedule when recuperating.
“It’s too early to say. Right now, program planners are reviewing it,” the court’s Information Director Margareta Thorgren said to news agency TT.
Silvia Renate Sommerlath was born in Heidelberg in December 1943, the only daughter of Alice and Walther Sommerlath.
Her father was German and her mother was Brazilian.