Norway’s King Harald has to undergo leg surgery on Saturday

King HaraldPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

King Harald has been admitted to the Oslo University Hospital (Rikshospitalet), where he will be operated on due to an injured tendon over his right knee on Saturday morning.

The king will be on sick leave until February 14. Crown Prince Haakon will carry out the king’s duties until then. This sick leave is one of several the king has had to take in the last year and a half.

In September last year, he was on sick leave for a period of time due to heart surgery, and in January last year, he was on sick leave due to dizziness. The previous autumn, he had to go on sick leave due to a viral infection.

However, the king has noted that he believes that the throne is in good hands whenever the crown prince has to step in.

Just over two weeks ago, it became known that the royal couple has received their first dose of the corona vaccine. That means that they are scheduled to get the second dose soon since the two vaccine doses are set at three-week intervals.

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