• King Harald undergoes surgery
  • He undergoes heart surgery to be specific
  • There is an official statement from the palace

Norwegian King Harald (87) has reached Norway safely after a health incident in Malaysia. The palace confirmed his return and announced that King Harald is now receiving further treatment at the Rikshospitalet in Oslo.

The monarch will soon have to undergo heart surgery. The medical necessity of a permanent pacemaker has been established due to his low heart rate.

King Harald gets a pacemaker

King Harald's health challenges began during his vacation in Malaysia, where he suffered from a "low heart rate" and "an infection" and had to be hospitalized.

After the successful implantation of a temporary pacemaker and treatment of the infection, the monarch returned to Norway, accompanied by Queen Sonja (86). The palace announced that "the timing of the pacemaker implantation will be determined by when His Majesty is completely free from infection. This could take several days, so The King is likely to remain at Rikshospitalet until after the weekend. Overall, his condition is stable and improving."

During his absence, the King will be represented by his son, Crown Prince Haakon (50). Let's hope that Harald recovers quickly!

More Royal news: