Danish queen Margrethe II has tested positive for Covid-19, just one day after attending fellow royal Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday
The 82-year-old, now Europe’s longest serving royal, has sparked concerns that this week’s funeral service doubled as a super-spreader for the 2000 invited guests who attended
The service took place at Westminster Abbey and was attended by world leaders and royal families. None of them wore face masks nor exercised social distancing.
Elizabeth and Margrethe were third cousins, having both descended from the late Queen Victoria.
DANISH QUEEN CONTRACTS COVID
In a statement by the Danish palace, it was announced that Queen Margrethe tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday evening.
The thrice-vaccinated royal would be recovering at her at Fredensborg Palace, north of Copenhagen.
According to BBC, the Queen paid her final respects to Elizabeth at Westminster Hall on Sunday, on the eve of the late Queen’s funeral.
A day later, she filed into Westminster Abbey along with 2000 other people for the funeral service. The publication reports that Margreth sat in the vicinity of other monarchs from European nations, including King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and King Philippe of Belgium.
In pics posted on their own social media platforms, the Queen was even seen comforting King Charles.
WHO ATTENDED THE ROYAL FUNERAL
Apart from Queen Elizabeth’s extended family, including son Charles, who was since named King following her death, the funeral was a star-studded affair
According to Washington Post, over 100 presidents and prime ministers from around the world were invited to attend the funeral
Royal families from around the globe – including emperors, sultans, and tsars – were also in attendance. As were hundreds of dignitaries from respected organisations
Closer to home, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of International Relations Naledi Pandor, also paid their respects.