According to VG
, the King and Queen are slowing down a bit. A planned state visit to India in the autumn, next year, is being dropped on their behalf, and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will probably be going instead.
It has been decided that the King and Queen will do the state visits in Europe instead in 2006. The reasons are the extensive programme they had in 2005, and the two surgeries King Harald faced in 2004 and 2005.