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Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital after short stay

King Harald has been discharged from Rikshospitalet in Oslo after being admitted last week with breathing difficulties.

Norway’s King Harald discharged from hospital after short stay
King Harald in 2016. Photo: AFP

The palace confirmed on Monday afternoon that the King had left hospital, news wire NTB reported.

Shortly after news of King Harald’s hospitalisation broke on Friday, Queen Sonja confirmed that he was doing well under the circumstances and was expected to recover quickly.

Covid-19 was quickly ruled out as a potential cause of his symptoms.

He will be on sick leave until October 4th, the palace said. Crown Prince Haakon will take over his duties in the meantime, including the opening of parliament on October 2nd.

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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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