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Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s health issues continue

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s health issues will sideline her for a bit longer.

The Crown Princess does not have any events scheduled for the upcoming week or autumn holidays.

The Royal Court told Dagbladet that the royal’s sick leave would be extended, “The Crown Princess will continue to have reduced activity and has no official program planned this week or during the autumn holidays.”

It was previously announced that Mette-Marit was ill and had to pull out of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of King Carl XVI Gustaf in Sweden. At that time, the Royal Court said the Crown Princess would refrain from royal duties for two weeks. They also said that the break could be extended if her health did not improve.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit suffers from chronic pulmonary fibrosis. She was diagnosed in October 2018 and said her royal duties would be restricted at times due to her health.

She said then: “For a number of years, I have had health challenges on a regular basis, and now we know more about what these are.

“Although such a diagnosis will limit my life at times, I’m glad that the disease has been discovered so early. My goal is still to work and participate in the official programme as much as possible.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.