Sweden's Princess Victoria cancels Paralympic Sochi visit due to Ukraine crisis
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, left, signs the guest book during a visit to the Ericsson company in Duesseldorf, Germany on Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jan-Philipp Strobel)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:44AM EST
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has cancelled 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 cancelled 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.