Norway's king hospitalized with infection

(Morning News) Norway's King Harald V (Harald V) was hospitalized with an infection on Monday (December 19) and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics.

According to Reuters and Agence France-Presse, the Norwegian royal family issued a statement saying that 85-year-old Harold V is in stable condition and will be hospitalized for a few days.

Harold V has suffered health problems in recent years, including a confirmed coronary disease, a knee operation in 2021, respiratory problems, and another infection in August this year. He had surgery for bladder cancer in 2003 and another operation in 2005 for a heart valve problem.

The former Norwegian Olympic sailor has refused to abdicate, even participating in the World Sailing Championships at the end of July this year.

Harold V ascended the throne in 1991 and is Norway's head of state. He is the grandson of Haakon VII. Haakon VII was Norway's first regent after independence in 1905.

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