Swedish Queen Silvia hurt evading New York photographer

Queen Silvia collecting a prize from Health Right International in New York
Image caption Queen Silvia wore a foot brace while collecting a prize

Sweden's Queen Silvia has been injured while trying to escape the attention of a photographer in New York.

The queen, 67, was shopping with her youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine, who lives in New York, when they were confronted by a Swedish photographer.

As she took a side-door out of a shop and hurried away, she fell and hurt her foot and wrist.

The editor of the tabloid employing the photographer, Aftonbladet, said he "deeply regretted the incident".

Queen Silvia, who is married to Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, was pictured walking with a cane and wearing a brace on her foot as she received a prize from the Health Right International organisation.

Sweden's royal court said the incident had been on Monday, but the queen's schedule for the rest of the week remained unchanged.

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