- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Sweden’s popular German-born Queen Silvia has been hospitalized on her 73rd birthday because of dizziness.

The Swedish royal household says Silvia was kept overnight for observation and “is doing well.”

In a statement, the palace said Saturday she was admitted to Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute hospital late Friday “after feeling dizzy.” It added the mother of Crown Princess Victoria - heir to the throne - Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, had been struggling with a cold “for some time.”

Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Heidelberg, Germany, she met Crown Prince Carl Gustaf - who later became King Carl XVI Gustaf - at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The pair wed in 1976.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide