After being quarantined for Covid, Crown Prince Frederik cancels his trip to the Tokyo Olympics.
Crown Prince Frederik cancels his trip to the Tokyo Olympics after being quarantined for Covid.
CROWN After speaking with someone who has tested positive for Covid, Prince Frederik has decided to attend the Tokyo Olympic Games meeting via video conference rather than traveling to Japan as scheduled.
Prince Frederik of Denmark, 53, who is currently quarantined at home, said, “His Royal Highness the Crown Prince has had to cancel his participation in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, as the Crown Prince is in close contact with a person afflicted with COVID-19.”
According to a statement from the Danish royal courts, the crown prince will not be able to travel to Japan due to stricter admittance requirements for the Olympic Games.
According to reports, his wife, Princess Mary, and four children are not required to be isolated because they have not been identified as close contacts with the positive case.
The participation of the Danish Crown Prince in the Tokyo Olympics was supposed to be his last as a member of the International Olympic Committee. He’s been a part of it for the past 12 years.
The Royal was supposed to fly to Tokyo on July 19 and then back to the UK on July 26.
He was set to formally retire from the committee during their 138th general assembly on the 20th and 21st of July.
On the other hand, the palace has stated that Frederik will be present, albeit virtually.
The Danish Prince announced his resignation from the committee in a statement posted by the Royal Household last month.
“By retiring, I will be able to devote more time to other important issues, such as Denmark’s role as a global leader in the green agenda, sustainability, and innovation,” according to the statement.
The Olympic Games have a special significance for the royal couple.
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik famously met at the Sydney Olympics in September 2000.
Mary Donaldson was discussing with Prince Frederik, completely oblivious to the fact that she was speaking with the Danish heir to the throne.
“I had no notion he was the prince of Denmark,” Mary later admitted.
“After about a half-hour, someone came up to me and asked, ‘Do you know who these people are?’”