Denmark’s Queen Margrethe tested positive for Covid-19 just 24 hours after attending the Queen’s funeral and mourning events in London.
On Monday, Westminster Abbey was packed with 2,000 people including world leaders and foreign royals for the funeral service. Representatives of more than 20 royal families were present at the service, including the reigning monarchs of the Netherlands, Spain and Norway.
Immunized Margrethe, 82, who is Europe’s current longest-serving head of state and the only current reigning queen, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening, the royal household said.
The Queen was present at Westminster Abbey with her son, Crown Prince Frederik, and the two then traveled to the Queen’s Committal Service in Windsor on Monday, September 19.
The monarch also paid tribute to the Queen by visiting her coffin in Westminster Hall on Sunday evening and attended Buckingham Palace’s ‘reception of the century’ where she was pictured chatting closely with King Charles.