Michael Bjerkhagen, the Reverend, Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish had recently a heart attack - just 53 years old. He tells about it at his Facebook, and has given Svensk Damtidning permission to write about it:
Dear friends! If necessary, to minimize inaccurate information and rumor dissemination, I would like to say in my own words what has happened. On Saturday, February 1, I went to the hospital at S: t Göran's emergency room. I had a heavy pressure over my chest and difficult to breathe. After examinations, the doctors suspected myocardial infarction and I was taken in an ambulance to New Karolinska Hospital where the heart attack was secured and was corrected by a so-called balloon enlargement of the coronary artery that caused the infarction. I have received adequate medication and aftercare at NKS as well as at the heart intensive care unit at S:Göran's hospital.
Michael, who has previously been in good health, ends the post by writing that, like this a few days ago, he is feeling considerably better. He tells he was discharged from the hospital and feels deep gratitude to God. Over the gift of life.
Victorias präst i dödsdrama _ Svensk Dam
Everyone in the royal family has a close relationship with Michael, who has been with them at countless weddings and baptisms. We therefore turn to the court to ask how they have reacted to Michael's health condition.
- The Royal Family got to know this over the weekend, and of course they think it is very sad. They hope he is feeling well under the circumstances and gets now time to gather strength, says Margareta Thorgren.
Silvias oro för hovprästens hälsotillstånd _ Svensk Dam
Instagram of the Royal Palaces:
In recent weeks, seamen from the Navy have been standing outside Stockholm Palace.
Högvakten (The Royal Guards) is responsible for the protection of the Royal Family and the official residence of the Head of State and is an important part of the military preparedness in Stockholm.
The guards have been at the Palace since 1523 and consisted mainly of Life Guards. Since the 1960s, however, the Royal Guards has been a matter for the entire Armed Forces. There is also Royal Guards at Drottningholm Palace.