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Norwegian King hospitalized in Malaysia: Royal House

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-28 05:32

This file photo shows Norwegian King Harald V arriving for a lunch with Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the Norwegian government, in Oslo, Norway on Feb 14. [Photo/Agencies]

OSLO -- Norwegian King Harald V has been hospitalized in Malaysia due to an infection, the Royal House of Norway said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The King has fallen ill during his holiday in Malaysia and is hospitalized there with an infection. The King receives good follow-up from both Malaysian and Norwegian medical personnel," the statement said.

The 87-year-old Harald V is on a private trip to Malaysia. His next planned work assignment is on March 8, when he will meet the Cabinet at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Born on Feb 21, 1937, Harald V acceded to the throne of Norway in 1991.

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