The novel coronavirus pandemic may be cutting into the traditional duties of the royal families of Europe, but the practice of social distancing isn't preventing them from helping. From virtually opening hospitals to cooking meals for NHS workers, the British royal family has been pitching in to support their citizens in the UK, and they're not the only nobles finding ways to continue their work during this uncertain time. Over in Sweden, Princess Sofia, wife of Prince Carl Philip and previously-established toughest member of the Swedish royal family幸运飞艇分析软件自动, is volunteering at a local hospital to support the healthcare workers there.
Following an emergency online training program, the 35-year-old royal has donned her scrubs as a volunteer at Sophiahemmet Hospital, of which she is Honorary Chair. Sofia, like the hospitals other volunteers, won't be working directly with patients, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to . Rather, she'll be supporting the doctors and nurses by disinfecting equipment, as well as taking on shifts in the kitchen and cleaning around the hospital.
On Wednesday, the Swedish Royal Court shared a statement on the Princess's volunteering, saying in part, “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.”
Sophiahemmet Hospital specifically has not yet announced any confirmed cases of COVID-19, but, , there have been more than 12,500 confirmed cases in Sweden thus far.