Norway's King Harald (85) was hospitalized in Oslo this Thursday (4 August). As the palace announced in a statement, the monarch was examined for fever at Rikshospitalet University Hospital. His condition is "stable".
Most recently, the 85-year-old took part in a sailing world championship on Lake Geneva. "It's been a long day for the crew, with up to seven hours at a time on the water and slightly changing positions. But with a good final day, 'Sira' climbed into the top 10 by a point," said an Instagram Post showing pictures with King Harald on board the ship.
In March 2022, Harald V. of Norway tested positive for the coronavirus and was put on sick leave. At the end of January, Crown Prince Haakon (49) had meanwhile taken over his father's official business, who was unable to work due to cold symptoms. The monarch has been on sick leave several times in recent years, including in 2020 when he underwent surgery for a new heart valve.