Norway

King Harald to undergo heart surgery

King Harald is to undergo heart surgery on Friday. The news was announced on Thursday afternoon by the Royal Court. The King will have the heart valve he had operated on in 2005 replaced. His Majesty was admitted to Rikshospitalet hospital this morning ahead of the procedure. In 2005, the King underwent an operation on the valve between the heart and the main artery – the aortic valve.
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Crown Prince Haakon opens Norwegian parliament

Today is a historic day for the Norwegian people. For the first time in 30 years, the solemn and traditional opening of the Norwegian Parliament has been made by a crown prince and not the king of the nation. In a shortened ceremony, due to the pandemic, Crown Prince Haakon opened the 156th session of the Storting, the Norwegian parliament. Queen Sonja was also present during the ceremony. On…
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Ari Behn's urn buried in private ceremony

On Christmas Day 2019, Ari Behn, the former husband of Princess Martha Louise of Norway, took his own life. His funeral in Oslo Cathedral on January 3 was attend by royals from Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands and Crown Prince Haakon was one of the pallbearers. On his…
Norway

King Harald discharged from hospital

King Harald has been discharged from hospital three days after he was admitted on Friday morning. The King is said to have entered his black limousine without help. Shortly afterwards, the car left the area, escorted by two cars from the royal bodyguards. The press could see the King leave the hospital shortly after 1pm Monday. Shortly after the King left the hospital, an update on King…
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Norway

Queen Sonja comments on King Harald's health

There was great interest in Queen Sonja’s visit to Lillehammer on Friday. It was unclear in the morning hours whether the Queen would attend the event as planned following the hospitalisation of King Harald. Finally, the county governor of Innlandet made a statement…
Norway

King Harald being treated in hospital for breathing difficulties

His Majesty King Harald V has been admitted to the largest hospital in Norway, Rikshospitalet. The Royal Court has stated that the King is on sick leave and according to protocol; the Crown Prince is put in as regent of Norway. The following message was published by the royal court on Friday morning: “His Majesty the King on sick leave. His Majesty King Harald was admitted to Rikshospitalet…
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