The Swedish Royal Court announced today that King Carl Gustaf is to undergo a planned heart surgery on Monday 20 February 2023:
14 February 2023
HM The King to undergo planned surgical procedure
On the advice of his physician, HM The King will undergo a planned surgical procedure on Monday 20 February 2023. The procedure will be performed using laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the heart area.
The procedure will be followed by a period of rest. The King’s planned official engagements between 20 February and 3 March will therefore be postponed until later this spring.
The King is in good health and until 20 February will carry out his official engagements as planned.
King Carl Gustaf, who will be 77 years old in April, will later this year celebrate his 50th anniversary as king.