Norway's King Harald hospitalised with infection

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King Harald makes a speech at a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway on May 9, 2017 to mark the 80th Birthday of the King and Queen.

OSLO – Norway&39;s King Harald is being treated in hospital for an infection, the royal palace said Sunday.

The 80-year-old monarch, who has ruled the country since 1991, underwent surgery for bladder cancer 14 years ago.

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"His majesty the king was hospitalised Friday at the Royal Hospital of Oslo because of an infection," a press release from the royal household said.

"His condition is satisfactory and the king is healing," it said.

The king&39;s schedule for Monday has been cancelled, but the rest of the week&39;s activities are currently due to go ahead, a spokesman for the palace told the daily VG, without giving any further details about the nature of the infection.