Thursday, April 7, 2011

[Sweden] Queen Silvia injured in New York while trying to evade photographer

Queen Silvia of Sweden was injured in New York this week while trying to escape the attentions of a photographer.

The 67-year-old royal was shopping with her youngest daughter Princess Madeleine, who lives in the city, on Monday.
During the outing, they were confronted by a Swedish photographer, who - according to the royal palace - ignored their pleas to be left alone.
"The queen chose to go out through a side door and walked quickly towards a parked car to keep away from the photographer who ran after her," the palace said in a statement. "The queen then fell and injured her foot and wrist." The photographer was a freelancer for tabloid Aftonbladet, whose editor-in-chief said the paper "deeply regretted the incident."
Silvia's schedule in New York has remained unchanged, and on Tuesday she received a prize from the Health Right International wearing a brace on her foot and walking with a cane.