Swedish queen injured while dodging photographer

AP News
Posted: Apr 06, 2011 5:58 AM
Swedish queen injured while dodging photographer

Sweden's Queen Silvia has injured her foot and wrist while dodging a persistent photographer who tried to take snapshots of her and Princess Madeleine in New York.

A statement from the Royal Court says the 67-year-old queen was in the city shopping with her youngest daughter Monday when a Swedish photographer tried to take their pictures.

The Wednesday statement says the queen tried to use a side door to get out of the shop, after the photographer was standing at the shop's main entrance. On her way to a parked car, queen fell "injuring both her foot and wrist."

Silvia is married to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. They have two daughters and one son.

(This version CORRECTS Queen's age to 67, not 66)