Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital

Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital
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King Harald has been discharged from Oslo’s Rikshospital after a week of hospitalization.

The King has left hospital but remains on sick leave, the Royal Palace confirmed.

The Palace announced on last week that King Harald had been admitted to hospital due to dizziness, that he would take two weeks’s sick leave and that no serious illness was found.

One week later, the Palace has confirmed on its website that the King has been discharged, but that he remains on sick leave. Crown Prince Haakon will continue as interim regent.


When the crown prince spoke to the Norwegian press on Monday, he said that King Harald is on the road to recovery.

“The king is improving and we expect him to be home from hospital during this week,” Haakon said.

King Harald was also briefly laid low last month with a virus which prevented him from attending parliament on December 20th.

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