King of Norway hospitalized with bout of fever

On the throne for 31 years, the sovereign has multiplied health problems lately: Covid, knee surgery in 2021 and respiratory problems the year before.

His condition is “stationary”, said the Palace in a brief statement announcing this hospitalization at Rikshospitalet, the university clinic in Oslo.

The king, whose functions are mainly symbolic, had also been operated on in 2003 for bladder cancer, then underwent another operation in 2005 for heart valve problems, which was replaced during another operation in 2020 .

Sporting sovereign and skipper emeritus – he notably participated in the world sailing championships last week – he has always refused to abdicate.

Grandson of Haakon VII, first of the Norwegian royal line, he reigns over this Scandinavian country since January 17, 1991.

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