The king was admitted to Rikshospitalet in Oslo last month after suffering breathing difficulties. Covid-19 was quickly ruled out as a potential cause of his condition and he was subsequently discharged.
- King Harald taken to hospital with breathing difficulties
- King Harald discharged from hospital after short stay
His sick leave has now been extended, with his condition under ongoing investigation, the palace confirmed on its website.
That means Crown Prince Haakon will continue to deputise, taking over the king’s official duties while he is on leave.
This includes presiding over the Council of State [Statsråd in Norwegian, ed.] with senior government representatives on Monday October 5th, according to the palace statement.