King Harald V of Norway is doing well following an operation to repair a tendon in one of his knees. The King is recovering in hospital in Oslo.
Harald, who will turn 84 in just a few days’ time, underwent the procedure on the morning of January 30th 2021. Soon afterwards, the Royal Court issued a statement saying ”His Majesty the King’s operation at Rikshospitalet was successful, and the King is doing well.”
Royal officials announced that King Harald would undergo surgery on January 29th to repair an injured tendon in his right leg. A day earlier it had been confirmed that the monarch was on sick leave because of leg pain.
His son, Crown Prince Haakon, is now acting Regent of Norway and will exercise that function until at least February 14th 2021 when King Harald hopes to return to royal duties.
This latest operation comes just three months after Harald underwent surgery to replace a heart valve after he was taken to hospital suffering from breathlessness. In recent weeks, the King of Norway celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of his reign.