Please read here on how to use images on RoyalDish. - Please read the RoyalDish message on board purpose and rules.
Images containing full nudity or sexual activities are strongly forbidden on RoyalDish.


Pages: 1 ... 64 65 [66] 67   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Harald and Sonja news  (Read 399832 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #975 on: March 12, 2024, 08:28:33 AM »

The King will have his permanent pacemaker today, and will stay in hospital for a few days after the operation

https://www.kongehuset.no...tid=225705&sek=112472
Logged
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #976 on: March 12, 2024, 06:49:15 PM »

The operation was sucessful, the King was awake during the operation, he will stay in the hospital for 2-3 days and will be on sickleave until awhile after easter.
His doctor met the press, he said:

Video of the press meeting
https://www.nrk.no/norge/...-var-vellykket-1.16799257

The King was in good health before the trip, they always evaluate his health before private and official trips, they had also checked the local hospital and found it was of good quality.
The local hospital did everything right
It is always serious when a person of almost 90 years old is admitted with an infection, therefor he wanted to travel down and see for himself, it was a very long trip and three flights (He does not seem like someone who likes to travel as much as the King Grin)
The King and Queen had booked their return on a comercial flight, the doctor said that was considered not safe, and that it was needed a medical flight and was greatful to the SAS-crew  and military personal for their professional help, it was a very good return (Yes a private plane is more comfterble than three flights Wink)
The pacemaker will not affect his public duties after the sick leave.
The King is back in his room, awake and has started training (walking and so on)
He repeats that it is always serious when someone who is so old gets sick, and the pacemaker was considered necessary for the return flight.
They do still not know what kind of infection it was, they have treated it with a broad dose of antibiotics who was sucessful.

It seems to me that if dr Bendz had met the press in Malaysia, maybe alot of speculation and criticsm would have been avoided, he answered to everything they have been criticised for in a very calming and educational way.
Logged
VanillaMoomin

Large Member
******

Reputation: 348

Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1515





Ignore
« Reply #977 on: March 12, 2024, 09:31:49 PM »

It sounds like Harald is getting the best of care and that the health service in Malaysia did a great job too. It’s always so worrying with the frail elderly, I hope Harald recovers from this. He’s such a nice man. (I had dinner with him once! We were sitting very close to him because I was part of the guest of honour’s party, and we were all v intimidated to be eating with a real king, but he was such a sweet man it was hard to stay intimidated).
Logged
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #978 on: March 13, 2024, 03:58:51 PM »

The cp couple visited the King today


Logged
Lady Adelaide

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 1828

Offline Offline

Switzerland Switzerland

Posts: 10974





Ignore
« Reply #979 on: April 09, 2024, 11:07:03 AM »

Sonja was present when the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association opened Oslo's first women's health centre in Tøyen







Logged
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #980 on: April 19, 2024, 10:18:30 PM »

King Harald is returning to his duties on monday, it is only palace duties in Oslo this first Week, but on May 2 he and the queen will visit Kongsberg and I suppose the press will try ask him questions.

Haakon continues to carry the biggest load next week with ten events, his wife one and the queen zero.
Logged
Emac0914

Medium Member
*****

Reputation: 275

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 1060





Ignore
« Reply #981 on: April 19, 2024, 10:38:29 PM »

Glad he’s back but maybe this will be a gradual, graceful transition so the king stays on the throne.  It’s got to be hard, well into your 80s, wanting to stay there for life but the body and mind don’t always cooperate.  He deserves some downtime that’s not “sick leave”.
Logged
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #982 on: April 22, 2024, 01:02:16 PM »

Quote
Changes in His Majesty the King's activities going forward
His Majesty the King is back at work today, Monday 22 April. In connection with the King resuming his work, some changes will be made to his program going forward.

From the time the King is back at work today, he will resume his constitutional duties as head of state, conducting meetings and audiences at the Palace, as well as official visits around Norway.

However, the king will make adjustments to his program in the future, due to his age. This will entail a permanent reduction in the number and scope of activities in which the King participates. Practical arrangements will also be made in the implementation of his official activity.

His Majesty the King is happy to be back and resume his work.

I guess this more or less is as close to retirement he will ever get, I see that they do not say anything about visits outside of Norway. Norway has not had an outgoing state visit since the visit pre pandemic to Jordan... will Haakon do state visits now? Trond Noren Isaksen writes the King will not go to Normady for D-day celebrations, but that Haakon will travel instead. With new heads of state in Iceland, Denmark and Finland this year they are certainly pending. A visit to Netherlands should also be on the books consiering they have already visited. Still this year there will be atleast three incomming state visits (Italy, Moldova, Denmark) Im also hoping for a visit from Belgium and Spain who has been on state visists to most other monarchies.
Logged
Principessa

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 2378

Offline Offline

Netherlands Netherlands

Posts: 42458


I am the Queen




Ignore
« Reply #983 on: April 22, 2024, 04:56:30 PM »

https://www.nu.nl/achterk...ken-vanwege-leeftijd.html

Loosely translated as:

Norwegian King Harald (87) will work less due to age

By our entertainment editors
Apr 22, 2024 at 1:32 pm
Update: 3 hours ago

Norwegian King Harald will take it easy at work, the court reports. The 87-year-old monarch has returned to work since Monday after several months of sick leave.

"Due to his age, the king will adjust his program in the future. This means a permanent reduction in the number and scope of activities in which he participates," a court statement said. “Practical arrangements are also being made for the conduct of its official activities.”

The Norwegian king is the oldest monarch in Europe. He contracted an infection in February while on holiday in Malaysia. The monarch was then fitted with a pacemaker and had to go on sick leave for several months. This was not his first hospital admission; Harald has been admitted more often in recent years due to infections and has previously undergone heart surgery.

Crown Prince Haakon took over his father's duties during his sick leave.
Logged
ralf103

Humongous Member
**********

Reputation: 1765

Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 5862





Ignore
« Reply #984 on: April 22, 2024, 09:41:56 PM »

This makes perfect sense - the King still doing his constitutional duties, Haakon and others picking up the rest. A fair compromise given the King's age and health and similar really to what we saw with, for example, QE2.
Logged
Lady Adelaide

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 1828

Offline Offline

Switzerland Switzerland

Posts: 10974





Ignore
« Reply #985 on: April 25, 2024, 03:11:13 PM »

Harald is back to work and held audiences at the Palace today

Logged
Larzen

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 992

Offline Offline

Posts: 2098





Ignore
« Reply #986 on: May 02, 2024, 01:40:59 PM »

King and queen was in Kongsberg today where it was 400 years since the city was founded by King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway. Lots of people

https://www.aftenposten.n...reise-siden-sykemeldingen

https://www.vg.no/rampely...aa-jobb-etter-sykemelding

Quote
What is the shape like, and how will it be for the king to step down? asks one of the journalists.

- It's not too bad for an 87-year-old, and it will get better. We are working on the it as it is called. I hope it will get better, but it is not at all "bad".
When asked about the reduction, the king replies:

- There won't be as much to step down as you think. I don't think so, but I take it a bit more easy now and then. But otherwise you won't notice much of a difference.

The king and queen were also asked if they are ready for a summer wedding, but chose not to answer that.

Logged
Gemsheal

Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 959

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3318


Happy Anniversary, Snakey & Greasy 🤢




Ignore
« Reply #987 on: May 03, 2024, 01:28:35 AM »

King and queen was in Kongsberg today where it was 400 years since the city was founded by King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway. Lots of people

https://www.aftenposten.n...reise-siden-sykemeldingen

https://www.vg.no/rampely...aa-jobb-etter-sykemelding

Quote
What is the shape like, and how will it be for the king to step down? asks one of the journalists.

- It's not too bad for an 87-year-old, and it will get better. We are working on the it as it is called. I hope it will get better, but it is not at all "bad".
When asked about the reduction, the king replies:

- There won't be as much to step down as you think. I don't think so, but I take it a bit more easy now and then. But otherwise you won't notice much of a difference.

The king and queen were also asked if they are ready for a summer wedding, but chose not to answer that.


I wouldn't answer that, either.  Unless vomit was allowed. 
Logged

"Where's the Southern Comfort?" Prince Philip - on being presented with a hamper of U.S. Southern goods by the American Ambassador in London in 1999 ♡
Lady Adelaide

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 1828

Offline Offline

Switzerland Switzerland

Posts: 10974





Ignore
« Reply #988 on: May 04, 2024, 04:09:47 PM »

Sonja attended the official opening of the exhibition of Italian Artist Davide Rivalta's sculptures at Oscarshall





Logged
Lady Adelaide

Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 1828

Offline Offline

Switzerland Switzerland

Posts: 10974





Ignore
« Reply #989 on: May 27, 2024, 10:12:39 PM »

Harald and Sonja visited the municipalities of Froland and Åseral as part of their annual county tour







Logged
Pages: 1 ... 64 65 [66] 67   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: