Norway

Crown Prince Haakon shares his feelings about King Harald's heart surgery

Crown Prince Haakon has spoken publicly about his father’s health for the first time since King Harald underwent heart surgery. It was during a visit to the city of Trondheim, on October 11th 2020, that the Crown Prince was asked by reporters whether the King’s health is improving. The Crown Prince`s comments came just a day since the last status update from the Royal Court. On…
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King Harald’s heart surgery a success

On Friday morning, His Majesty King Harald underwent heart surgery to replace a heart valve he first had operated on in 2005. It has now been confirmed that His Majesty’s operation is complete and was successful. The full statement from the Royal Court states…
Norway

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…
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King Harald discharged from hospital – what next for Norway's monarch?

King Harald was discharged from hospital on September 28th, having spent three nights being treated and monitored following a scare over his breathing. However, what happens to the Norwegian king now? After the King left hospital, he was transported back to Bygdøy Royal Estate. This is a larger farm located right on the outskirts of Oslo city centre on the Bygdøy peninsula. The property has been…
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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…
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 that the Royal Court confirmed that the visit would continue, without the King present. This was the first time anyone in…
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Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess visit Florø and Stavanger

With events on Wednesday and Thursday this week, Crown Prince Haakon has concluded his tour of southern Norway to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Norway.The Crown Prince’s goal is to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected various Norwegian industries and the Norwegian people. Last week the journey started in Østfold, when the Crown Prince…
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