Princess Sofia of Sweden Reduced Her Royal Duties to Volunteer in a Hospital

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle aren’t the only royals (or former-royals) trying to help out during this pandemic.

Princess Sofia of Sweden just traded her gowns for scrubs. The princess is now working as a medical assistant at the Sophiahemmet hospital and posted her new job title on her Instagram.

She captioned the post (which we translated to English), "Last week, I went through a medical education with a major in healthcare at @sophiahemmet. Within the framework of the ‘emergency response,’ I am now placed in one of the hospital’s care departments, where together with other newly trained colleagues, I support and relieve the care staff with various tasks, including care of patients and cleaning."

The Duchess of Värmland continued to talk about the hospital, explaining their dedication to providing resources and highlighting the 40 employees working in the intensive care unit. She finished her IG post with "I have been previously been involved in the Sophiahemmets. To have the opportunity to help in this difficult time is extremely rewarding. Thanks!"

Since 2016, she’s been the honorary chairman of the Stockholm hospital. Before starting her new volunteer role, she underwent a three-day emergency online training course from the Sophiahemmet University. She joins 80 others who are helping the overwhelmed hospital, according to PeopleThankfully, the hospital has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the country as a whole has over 14,000 cases.

With Markle and Prince Harry providing meals in L.A. and Kate Middleton and Prince William video chatting with kids of essential workers, we're glad to see royals from around the world making a difference during this tough time.

Thanks for your service, Sofia!

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