22 March 2022

Norway: King Harald has tested positive for Covid-19

The Norwegian Royal Court informed today that King Harald has tested positive for Covid-19. According to the court the king is experiencing mild symptoms and will be on sick leave for the next few days. This means that the Crown Prince once again has assumed the role as Regent during the king's illness. The Crown Prince Regent will according to the list of official engagements preside over the Council of State at the Royal Palace on Friday 25 March.

At the time of writing the king is expected to resume his duties on Monday 28 March and will then also attend the Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey, London together with Queen Sonja on Tuesday 29 March, but of course the plans could be changed if the king doesn't feel well enough early next week.

Updated on Saturday 26 March 2022 at 18.55 (typo corrected).

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