Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, tests positive for Covid after attending the Queen’s funeral

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, tests positive for Covid days after attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year, the royal court said on Wednesday.

The 82-year-old head of state, who has been on the throne for half a century, has cancelled her appointments for the week.

She attended Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in London on Monday alongside more than 500 foreign heads of state and dignitaries.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year, the royal court said on Wednesday (pictured: Queen Margrethe with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral)

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year, the royal court said on Wednesday (pictured: Queen Margrethe with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral)

Queen Margrethe, who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, was also diagnosed with COVID-19 in February this year, showing mild symptoms at the time.

She found out she had been infected on returning to Fredensborg following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. 

The monarch was due to host a reception at Christianborg Castle on Friday but will be replaced by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

The 82-year-old head of state, who has been on the throne for half a century, has cancelled her appointments for the week

The event is for members of the Danish government and European Parliament. 

Queen Margrethe celebrated her 50th anniversary of taking the throne last week and her Golden Jubilee celebrations were minimised following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  

A palace spokesperson declined to give further comment today. 

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