Princess Sofia of Sweden has started working at a hospital to help in the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Royal Central, the 35-year-old princess has a three-day medical training emergency course organized by Sophiahemmet University to support the health care professionals who are dealing with coronavirus patients.
After the completion of the course, she has now started working as a support staff member at Sophiahemmet Hospital in Stockholm, of which she is Honorary Chair.
Photos shared on social media showed the royal lady on the first day of her job with co-workers.
“In the crisis we find ourselves in, the Princess wants to get involved and make a contribution as a voluntary worker to relieve the large workload of health care professionals,” a spokesperson for the royal court said, according to The Royal Central.
The online course of Sophiahemmet University trains people with a non-medical background to disinfect medical equipments, cleaning, working in kitchen etc.
“The supporting staff aregoing to relieve the health care professionals during this crisis so that those who are trained to care can actually do it,” a spokeswoman of the hospital said.
“In other words, anyone who attends this training will not have any patient-close care. They can disinfect equipment, do shifts in the kitchen and cleaning. Regardless, none of the course participants will work directly with corona patients,” she added.
Princess Sofia is married to Prince Carl-Phillip, 40, who is fourth in line to the throne.