Princess Sofia of Sweden is determined to do her part amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Instagram, the royal announced that, after undergoing training, she is now a medical assistant at Sophiahemmet hospital. She posted a picture of her navy blue scrubs, and her new name tag, with “Sofia” printed in all capital letters.
“I am now placed in one of the hospital’s care departments, where together with other newly trained colleagues, I support and relieve the healthcare staff with different tasks,” she wrote on Instagram. “To have the opportunity to help at this difficult time is extremely rewarding.” Her responsibilities include cleaning and assisting in patient care.
The wife of Prince Carl Philip, Sofia is the honorary chairman of the Stockholm hospital. But now, instead of ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling, she’s an employee on the inside. Currently, the country has more than 13,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
All over Europe, royal families are stepping up their altruistic acts. Prince William and Kate Middleton, for example, are making daily digital appearances. Yesterday, Prince William remotely opened the temporary Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham, England. Today, the Cambridges went on the BBC to discuss the pandemic’s effects on mental health—and offer some helpful tips. There’s even a rumor that, like Sofia, the Duke of Cambridge may join the front lines by temporarily returning to his former job as an air ambulance pilot. Meanwhile, the queen has given not one, but two, public speeches about the pandemic. Visuals from her first, which included the oft quoted line “we will meet again,” are still being broadcast in Piccadilly Circus. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is cooking meals for hospital workers.
While royals often get attention for their gowns, crowns, and castles, they are, at the end of the day, public servants. It seems many, especially Sofia, are already rising to this unprecedented occasion.
Originally Appeared on Vogue