International Royals

Princess Sofia of Sweden swaps her tiara for medical scrubs as she reports for duty at a local hospital to help fight the coronavirus outbreak

The royal family confirmed the news in an official statement.

By Rebecca Sullivan
Princess Sofia of Sweden is helping fight the coronavirus on the frontline, trading in her usual glamorous outfits in favour of scrubs as she gets to work at her local hospital.
The 35-year-old wife of Swedish Prince Carl Phillip, 40, is working as a volunteer medical assistant at the Sophiahemmet Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
She is one of many volunteers trained by the hospital's Sophiahemmet University College to help assist doctors and nurses in Sweden.
The Princess took a three-day medical course at the College, of which she is an honorary chair member, and will assist medical staff at the hospital, who are said to be overwhelmed with coping with the COVID-19 crisis.
"In the crisis we find ourselves in, the Princess wants to get involved and make a contribution as a voluntary worker to relieve the large workload of health care professionals," the Swedish royal family said in a statement this week.
A photo of Princess Sofia taken outside the hospital shows the stylish royal donning a pair of medical scrubs, a distinct change from her usual glamorous red carpet outfits.

A spokeswoman for the Sophiahemmet Hospital, where Sofia is working, explained the royal and her fellow volunteers would not be working directly with patients, rather performing non-medical duties that will assist its formally trained doctors and nurses.
"They can disinfect equipment, do shifts in the kitchen and cleaning," spokeswoman Pia Hultkrantz said.
Princess Sofia is famous for her stunning looks and glamorous outfits. She is pictured here wearing a tiara and earrings that match her blue ballgown. Image: Getty
The royal regularly dons beautiful black tie outfits when she attends formal evening events. Image: Getty
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl met through mutual friends and have been together since 2010.
They tied the knot in June 2015 in a lavish ceremony at Stockholm's Royal Palace chapel.
WATCH BELOW: Inside Princess Sofia and Prince Carl's fairytale romance. Story continues after video.
It marked the first time a Swedish citizen became a princess in over a hundred years.
"It shows Sweden is a warm country with lots of love," a proud Prince Carl Philip remarked on his wedding day.
The couple have two young sons together, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel.

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