Sweden's Queen Silvia injured evading photographer

Thursday April 7, 2011

Queen Silvia of Sweden was injured in New York this week while trying to escape the attentions of a photographer.

The 67-year-old royal was shopping with her youngest daughter Princess Madeleine, who lives in the city, on Monday.

During the outing, they were confronted by a Swedish photographer, who - according to the royal palace - ignored their pleas to be left alone.

"The queen chose to go out through a side door and walked quickly towards a parked car to keep away from the photographer who ran after her," the palace said in a statement.

"The queen then fell and injured her foot and wrist."

The photographer was a freelancer for tabloid Aftonbladet, whose editor-in-chief said the paper "deeply regretted the incident."

Silvia's schedule in New York has remained unchanged, and on Tuesday she received a prize from the Health Right International wearing a brace on her foot and walking with a cane.

A portrait of a marriage: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Photo: © Getty

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