Sweden's Princess Victoria drops Paralympic visit

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 5 at 3:06 PM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has canceled her trip to the Paralympics in Sochi because of the crisis in nearby Ukraine.

The heiress to the Swedish throne was supposed to visit Sochi on Sunday and Monday, but royal palace spokeswoman Ulrika Naslund said Tuesday that she has canceled the trip after consultations with the Swedish government.

Naslund declined to give details, saying only that the visit was scratched because of the "current situation."

A spokesman for Sweden's Paralympic team said the athletes are already in Sochi and will compete as planned.

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