Doctor advises the King to continue the state council over the telephone

King HaraldKing Harald.Photo: Det kongelige hoff / NTB scanpix

On the advice of his doctor, King Harald will continue to lead the Council of Ministers at the end of the week over the telephone, as he has done the last nine times.

Every Friday, the King heads a state council at the King’s table, but because of the Coronavirus crisis, this has been done over the telephone lately.

– H.M. The King holds the Council of State by telephone. H.K.H. The Crown Prince will also attend, the message from the Palace read before the Cabinet on Wednesday of this week.

H.M. The King directs the Council of Ministers by telephone, following the advice of a doctor. H.K.H The Crown Prince is present at the Palace, explains Deputy Head of Communications Sven Gj Gjeruldsen in an email to Aftenposten.

83-year-old King Harald is in at least one risk group for Covid-19, due to age.

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