It's been a big year for all royal families across the globe. From pregnancies to births, to marriages, to even sicknesses, there's been a lot going on. But a recent announcement has many royal fans concerned about the future.
As for the British family, most people are wondering when Queen Elizabeth II will retire. However, the 92-year-old monarch appears to be doing reasonably well these days. Prince Philip, on the other hand, stepped away from his royal duties last year at age 96.
As for the Sweden monarchy, a princess has decided to step down from her royal responsibilities. It appears to be for a good reason.
Princess Christina was diagnosed with chronic leukemia in 2016. At the time of the news, she was forced to cut back on her royal duties.
Back in 2010, the Sweden princess revealed she had breast cancer and underwent treatment. The treatment consisted of three surgeries, and her doctors told her she beat cancer.
Christina is one of the longest-serving royal members in Sweden's monarchy. She has decided to retire on her 75th birthday after 45 years of service, which is on August 3.
"I have realized life is not infinite," the princess said in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, according to "Express."
“I don’t want to be tied down by a lot of things in the future but enjoy what I have and those I have around me," she continued.
Princess Christina is known for spreading awareness of many causes, such as the Red Cross and Noah's Ark, but after she was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to add that one to the list. She spent a significant amount of time working on spreading awareness for cancer and ways to help prevent the disease.
"We were not so many in the early 1970s when both my mother and my grandfather died. Then it was just the piece of my brother and me. So there was not much else to do than to jump in and take care of what needed to be done.”
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