COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's popular German-born Queen Silvia has been hospitalized on her 73rd birthday because of dizziness.
The Swedish royal household says Silvia was kept overnight for observation and "is doing well."
In a statement, the palace said Saturday she was admitted to Stockholm's Karolinska Institute hospital late Friday "after feeling dizzy." It added the mother of Crown Princess Victoria — heir to the throne — Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, had been struggling with a cold "for some time."
Born Silvia Renate Sommerlath in Heidelberg, Germany, she met Crown Prince Carl Gustaf — who later became King Carl XVI Gustaf — at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The pair wed in 1976.