Sweden's Princess Victoria drops Paralympic visit

March 4, 2014
Prince Carl Philip, left, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrive Sunday,March 2, 2014 at a thanksgiving service for the birth of Princess Leonore, child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill in New York last week. (AP Photo/TT, Henrik Montgomery) SWEDEN OUT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has canceled 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 canceled 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.