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King Harald of Norway discharged from hospital

King Harald of Norway was discharged from hospital on Monday morning. This was confirmed by the royal court at around half past one on Monday afternoon.

The announcement was confirmed by the Norwegian Royal Court, stating: “His Majesty the King is in great shape and is this morning discharged from the Oslo National Hospital.”

On Sunday it became known that The King was hospitalised last Friday for treatment of an infection. Later on Sunday, the Royal Court gave an update on The King’s health saying that he had become better, but that they were still uncertain when His Majesty could return to the castle.

King Harald’s health was clearly good when he visited Rælingen in October. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen / Royal Central.

On Sunday, the Norweigan Royal Court said: “His Majesty The King was admitted to the Rikshospitalet (hospital) in Oslo on Friday due to an infection. The condition is good, and the king is improving.”

It is expected that The King will return to his duties this Wednesday. It is listed in the royal court’s calendar that His Majesty will carry out his scheduled duties on Wednesday. It is then stated that the 80-year-old will hold an audience for the Norwegian Foreign Minister. There are also several assignments for The King in the period after 23 November.

The rest of the Norwegian Royal Family continued to perform their duties while The King was in hospital. Today, the Crown Princess will attend a seminar, the Crown Prince will visit the Norwegian Helsingfors-committee and Her Majesty Queen Sonja will attend a board meeting of the Cultural Affairs at the Royal Palace.

King Harald in the Norwegian Parliament in early October this year. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen / Royal Central.

In September, the Norwegian News Agency incorrectly reported that the King of Norway had died. The news agency sent out a new message retracting the previous message only minutes later. The Royal Court reacted to the news stating that the King was feeling well.

A couple of weeks ago King Harald even joked about the mistake. In a speech in October, he said: “The rumours of my death are significantly exaggerated. The only one who has passed away here tonight is probably the moose we will be served soon.” 

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