Norway’s King Harald, 85, hospitalised with a fever just days after competing in Swiss sailing event

Norway’s King Harald, 85, is hospitalised with a fever simply days after competing in Swiss crusing occasion

  • Three-time Olympian, 85, is in a secure situation after Sailing World Cup occasion
  • Harald has dominated Norway since January 1991, succeeding his father, Olav V
  • The monarch had a leg operation in January, a month earlier than his birthday
  • But he insisted in collaborating in final week’s Sailing World Cup, ending tenth 

King Harald of Norway has been hospitalised with a fever, the nation’s royal family stated in an announcement this afternoon.

The monarch and three-time Olympian, 85, is in a secure situation, it added.

Harald V has dominated the Scandinavian nation since January 1991, succeeding his father, Olav V.

Harald sailed with a crew of six others in a Swiss crusing occasion simply final week on household boat Sira, constructed by his Olympic gold medalist father within the Thirties.

The monarch participated within the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics, representing Norway in yachting occasions.

King Harald (right) is pictured with Queen Sonja (left) at a museum in Oslo on June 16, 2022

King Harald (proper) is pictured with Queen Sonja (left) at a museum in Oslo on June 16, 2022

King Harald is pictured in November with Dutch king Willem-Alexander for an official portrait

King Harald is pictured in November with Dutch king Willem-Alexander for an official portrait

He by no means medalled.

Harald underwent a leg operation in January, a month earlier than his eighty fifth birthday, however insisted on participating within the Sailing World Cup.

He completed in a formidable tenth place.

Event committee chair Jean Olivier Kerr stated: ‘He actually gave the youthful sailors robust competitors. It was enjoyable to look at.

‘He has a robust aggressive intuition. He shouldn’t be right here simply to take pleasure in himself and have enjoyable.’

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