Prince Henrik of Denmark, 10, tests negative for coronavirus

By Zach Harper

Prince Henrik of Denmark, 10, tests negative for coronavirus

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the 10-year-old son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, was tested for coronavirus and found negative, the Danish royal family says.

The Danish Royal House released a statement on March 24 in which it said Joachim, Marie and their children Henrik and Princess Athena returned to Denmark the day before. Henrik was taken to Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, where he was examined for "respiration problems connected with asthmatic bronchitis" and also given a swab for COVID-19. Thankfully, the little royal was found negative.

The family have since returned to their residence at Amalienborg, the Danish royals' group of palaces in Copenhagen.

Henrik's test for coronavirus comes after two royals in other European families were found positive for COVID-19 last week.

Both Karl von Habsburg (left) and Prince Albert of Monaco continue to recover from COVID-19 in self-isolation. Photos: © People Picture/Jens Hartmann/Shutterstock and Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Karl von Habsburg, the ancestral Archduke of Austria, was the first royal to reveal he had contracted the coronavirus. He said he has found the virus "annoying" and said he's "fine," and his listening to doctors' advice on how to recover.

Prince Albert of Monaco also said he tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The Prince's Palace released a statement saying the head of state is in isolation at home and continues to work. Albert later said he is "feeling okay" and has "flu-like symptoms," but thankfully only has a mild case.

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