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King Harald of Norway has been fitted with a temporary pacemaker

King Harald of Norway has been fitted with a temporary pacemaker

The operation was successful. The palace said the king is in good health but still needs rest.

Norwegian King Harald (87) A temporary pacemaker was installed in Malaysia.

The palace in Oslo announced on Saturday that the reason was the king's low heart rate. “The decision was made this morning and the operation was a success.” The king is in good health, but he still needs rest.

Anaesthetist Harald said the operation would make the journey home safer Bjorn Bends According to the advertisement. The king became infected while on vacation in Malaysia and was hospitalized there. A plane taking him home landed at Langkawi Airport on Friday.

Crown Prince Haakon intervenes

As it became known on Sunday, Harald had already begun his journey home. The royal family said the 87-year-old prince will be transferred to a hospital in Oslo and will then take sick leave for two weeks. During this time I will Crown Prince Haakon (50) He assumes the constitutional duties of the King as Regent.
The newspaper said that a medical plane belonging to Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) took off from Langkawi Airport early Sunday morning (Central European Time). March of Verdun mentioned. The king is expected to arrive in Oslo around midnight after a stop in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to the king, there was also his wife Queen Sonja (86) On board.

Harald contracted an infection while on vacation in Malaysia and was hospitalized there. He is the oldest king in Europe. He has been struggling with his health for some time. He recently developed a respiratory infection in the winter. Since 1991, Harald has been sitting on the Norwegian throne, which he inherited from his father King Olav V has taken over.

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