Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital

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

Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital
File photo: AFP

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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Norway’s King Harald leaves hospital after heart surgery

King Harald has been discharged from Rikshospitalet in Oslo after undergoing a heart operation on Friday.

Norway’s King Harald leaves hospital after heart surgery
A photo reportedly of King Harald on the way to hospital last week. Photo: AFP

The Norwegian palace confirmed to news wire NTB that the king was to leave hospital following the procedure three days ago.

“The king is in good form and will travel home from Rikshospitalet today,” the king’s doctor, consultant Bjørn Bendz, said in the statement.

The palace had confirmed during the weekend that the king was well after the procedure to fix an artificial valve he received during a previous operation in 2005.

Artificial valves of the type the king received have a life span of 10-15 years. As such, it is not uncommon for them to be replaced.

“His majesty the king is well after yesterday’s intervention. The king has been for a short stroll, and his condition is good,” Bendz said in a statement on Saturday.

Last month, the king spent a short time in hospital due to respiratory problems unrelated to Covid-19.

He is currently on indefinite sick leave, with his son Crown Prince Haakon deputising the king’s royal duties.

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