Crown Princess Mary, born Tasmanian, tested positive for COVID-19 in Denmark

The Australian-born Crown Princess of Denmark, Marie, has tested positive for Covid as the country grapples with an infection surge.

Tasmanian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a related spike of cases in the northern European country.

A spokesman for the Royal Family confirmed the news on Wednesday, Danish time.

“His Royal Highness is living in isolation at Frederick VIII’s Palace in Amalinburg. There is no indication that other people in the family are infected,” the spokesperson said.

“With regard to the test results, the Royal House of Denmark is receiving advice from the Danish Patient Safety Authority regarding the detection of infection.

“The Crown Princess will remain in isolation until it is once again safe to end isolation in accordance with applicable guidelines.”

The Crown Princess case comes as Denmark and neighboring Norway announced a host of stricter COVID measures to fight rising infection numbers, as the Omicron version takes hold.

Denmark, which has one of the world’s most sophisticated COVID detection systems, reported 8314 cases on Tuesday, its highest daily case tally and more than double its previous record of 4034 last December.

Schools and colleges were closed earlier this week, while many people were advised to return to remote work.

The country’s booster shot program is being rolled out early, with jabs now available for over 40s — six weeks earlier than planned.

Born and raised in Hobart, Princess Mary married Prince Frederick in 2004 after meeting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The couple has four children.

His son Prince Christian had tested positive for the virus in December last year.

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