- 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.

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