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Swedish queen cancels state visit to Botswana

Swedish queen cancels state visit to Botswana

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is making a state visit to Bostwana without the queen because she is sick with the flu.
The king and Queen Silvia were scheduled to make a four-day visit to Botswana starting Tuesday at the invitation of the country's president, Ian Khama.
But Royal Court spokeswoman Annika Sonnerberg says it was decided late Sunday that the queen would not come along after being "advised against flying so far."
Sonnerberg says it is the first time the queen has had to cancel a full state visit.
Together with the king, Queen Silvia has three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine.


Updated : 2021-05-17 22:37 GMT+08:00