King Harald of Norway has been admitted to the Rikshospitalet hospital in Oslo, the Norwegian royal family reported today. He’s there to be treated for an infection.
Officially he is on ‘sick leave’. The 86-year-old king is in a stable condition and will have to stay in hospital for a few days, a statement said.
The Norwegian monarch has been struggling with health problems more often in recent years. For example, he was also admitted with an infection in December last year.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in Norway in 2021 for a state visit. Then the program was also adjusted because of the fragile health of the Norwegian king.
He had already had heart surgery the year before and surgery on his knee not long after. He hosted the first two days of the visit to Oslo, but Crown Prince Haakon took over that task from him on the third and final day.
King Harald has been Norway’s ceremonial head of state since 1991.
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