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Crown Princess Mette Marit on extended sick leave

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway is on sick leave for two weeks but may need further rest after that.

The news was announced by the Norwegian Royal Court on September 13th 2023. The decision comes on the advice of the Crown Princess’ doctor.

The Crown Princess is initially on sick leave for two weeks, but this period may be extended.

It means that the Crown Princess cannot carry out her planned visit to Stockholm together with the King and Queen of Norway and her husband, Crown Prince Haakon. They are going to Sweden to mark King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee.

The Crown Princess will also miss the county trip to Vestland, which will take place later this month. Crown Prince Haakon will therefore go on the visit by himself.

The Royal Court further informs that the sick leave is a result of the Crown Princess ongoing medical condition, pulmonary fibrosis, which at times limits the exercise of her official programme.

The news that Crown Princess Mette-Marit was affected by a chronic illness first came in 2018.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.