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King Carl Gustaf is “grateful for Swedish healthcare”

King Carl XVI Gustaf is “grateful for Swedish healthcare” after his successful heart operation.

The Head of the Information Department at the Royal Court, Margareta Thorgren, told Svenskdam that they would not reveal the full details of his procedure while he is in the hospital.

She said: “The King is doing well and feels grateful for Swedish healthcare. He remains in the hospital, where he is under the care of first life medic Viveka Frykman-Kull.”

She added that it is unknown how long the monarch will be in the hospital, and Thorgen would not confirm which hospital Carl Gustaf is recovering at.

“We will not comment on that until the King is discharged and back home,” she said.

King Carl Gustaf’s planned engagements have been postponed through 3 March while he recovers.

All of the Royal Family has been kept informed of King Carl Gustaf’s procedure and recovery. They are said to be “happy and grateful” that the 76-year-old monarch is doing well and “that things have gone according to plan.”

Queen Silvia was at the hospital to be by her husband’s side after his surgery.

Contrary to previous reports, Princess Madeleine did not return to Sweden for her father’s surgery. She remained in Florida and was kept informed from across the Atlantic.

Her eldest child, Princess Leonore, celebrated her ninth birthday on 20 February. Madeleine shared a photo of her daughter on the beach in Florida on Instagram, saying: “A very happy birthday to our sweet Leonore who shines everyday [sic]!”

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