Norway's King Harald admitted to hospital in Malaysia


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 Feb 2024

A file photo of Norway's King Harald. - Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/via Reuters

OSLO (Reuters): Norway's King Harald has been hospitalised in Malaysia with an infection, the Norwegian royal household said on Tuesday (Feb 27).

The 87-year-old monarch is on a private trip to the South-East Asian country.

"His Majesty the King has fallen ill during his holiday stay in Malaysia, and is hospitalised there, with an infection. The King receives good care from both Malaysian and Norwegian medical personnel," the royal household said in a statement.

King Harald has been Norway's ceremonial head of state since 1991 and is Europe's oldest living monarch. He has repeatedly been hospitalised with infections in recent years, and has also undergone heart surgery.

Crown Prince Haakon presides in his father's absence. - Reuters

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Copter tragedy: Remains of pilot Wan Rezaudeen Kamal laid to rest
Copter tragedy: Aunt never thought Noorfarahimi's thrill of flying in heli would end sad
Fire and Rescue Department pilots to undergo simulated emergency training in UAE
Chopper tragedy: Father describes son Commander Firdaus as hero
Pakatan fields young candidate, Pang Sock Tao for KKB by-election
Copter tragedy: Commander Muhamad Amir’s family did not expect this to be their last Raya
Johor Health issues almost RM600,000 in compounds to smokers at restaurants
Copter tragedy: Media practitioner lodges police report against X account user over comments
Copter tragedy: Final farewell to Commander Muhammad Firdaus Ramli
Copter tragedy: Funeral prayers, last respects for eight victims held this evening

Others Also Read