Queen Silvia in the Alps 2017

Queen Silvia had a rough birthday and Christmas this past year. While celebrating her birthday on December 23, she fell ill and was taken by ambulance to nearby Danderyds Hospital with Princess Madeleine by her side throughout the night. She was released in time for Christmas morning celebrations at home at Drottningholm Palace. 

The next time we saw Her Majesty was in a photo posted to the Swedish Royal Family's Instagram showing Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf after a hike in the Swiss Alps on a family vacation with Princess Madeleine, Christopher O'Neill, Princess Leonore, and Prince Nicolas. Silvia was seen enjoying the slopes alongside her family, and according to Sarah, she was wearing a heavy Bogner jacket with a fur hood lining. 

She was seen sporting the jacket for the entire vacation which was captured by many paparazzi and other guests. Princess Madeleine later shared four images of Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas enjoying their vacation on her Facebook. The family also posed for photographers while in the Alps, but the King and Queen were not present during this time.