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jun5 12-01-2003 08:35 AM

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Originally posted by liv@Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:25 am
Well,Cp Haakon will overtake the official functions.That´s not good for Mette-Marit because Haakon has a lot of work now and won´t be with her very often...
Bad situation

Yes, that's right. I think so too... But I beleive that King Harald is fine very soon.

jun5 12-01-2003 09:02 AM

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KING OF NORWAY : King Harald diagnosed with cancer

The Norwegian King Harald has been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder.

According to the specialists, the King will fully recover after the operation where his bladder will be removed.

“He has cancer in the urine bladder,” said Trygve Talset, chief physician at Radiumhospitalet. “The treatment is to remove the bladder. Thankfully, he has gotten medical attention at an early stage and there is no reason to believe that the illness has spread. After the surgery the King will be fully cured.”

Home for Christmas

The King will go through the surgery to remove the bladder December 8, and he will be hospitalize for two to three weeks, followed by two to three months on sick leave. According to the plan, the King will be released from the hospital December 22, and His Majesty will celebrate Christmas as usual with his family.

The King was admitted to the hospital November 25 and was diagnosed with blood in the urine. The king was released the next day, but for the second time in six days, the Norwegian King was once more admitted to the hospital Sunday night, and then released again at 07:45 Monday morning.

“The King is good considering the circumstances,” stated Wenche Rasch, head of information at the Royal Court to the Norwegian news bureau (NTB).

Haakon as regent

Crown Prince Haakon will function as regent while King Harald is on sick leave, according to the Royal Court.

Torkel 12-01-2003 09:03 AM

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Originally posted by jun5+Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:35 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jun5 @ Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:35 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-liv@Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:25 am
Well,Cp Haakon will overtake the official functions.That´s not good for Mette-Marit because Haakon has a lot of work now and won´t be with her very often...
Bad situation

Yes, that&#39;s right. I think so too... But I beleive that King Harald is fine very soon. [/b][/quote]
The Court indicated that King Harald was likely to be on "sick-leave" for several months, probably until the end of Fenruary. The Crown Prince will have to be Regent throughout the period, and is likely to have a rather busy schedule. He has earlier indicated that he wanted to take take a couple of weeks off to spend with his family after the baby is born (due in January). I suppose this will be difficult to arrange now that he has to be regent.

Alexandria 12-01-2003 09:14 AM

Is there any way that Queen Sonja could take over regent duties for even a week after the baby is born so Haakon could spend time with Mette-Marit, their baby and Marius? I don&#39;t know what the constitutional abilities of this are, but just a thought.

Torkel 12-01-2003 09:33 AM

The Constitution only allows the heir (is the first in line) to the throne to act as Regent. A Queen Consort is not able to act as regent. If there is no heir, or if the immediate heir is not available as Regent, the Cabinet will act jointly as regents. Thus Princess Märtha-Louise, as second-in-line to the throne is not available as Regent.

Lena 12-01-2003 12:13 PM

Very sad to hear this&#33; I hope he will recover. I´m surprised that the doctors are talking of an early stage, but at the same time they say, that they will remove his bladder.
Is this with the regent really such a problem? I know, that one of the Royal family has to be OFFICIALLY regent, but I guess the king can call off some dates, especially when Haakon is busy with his role as father of a new born baby. But Haakon would be in Oslo if there would be a serious situation, which needs a healthy regent.

jun5 12-01-2003 01:32 PM

I wish that he is fine soon. The Emperor Akihito of Japan also did an operation for the cancer of a prostate gland on January, this year. And he returned to official duties in February. He returned too much early. It turned out that he has got a little tired as a result of the latest periodic inspection in him. He is 69 years old now. His children has stated at an interview that they would like their father to reduce his official duties. So I would like The King Harald to rest well. The Crown Prince would become very busy, though...

Starr 12-01-2003 05:08 PM

Hopefully they have caught it early enough. Very sad as we just had the 1st anniversary of my mother&#39;s passing from cancer.

sara1981 12-01-2003 05:17 PM

that so sad for him&#33;

mostly people have it like as bladder my great-Aunt have ovarian cancer she died before i was born in 1981 its so long time ago my grandmother&#39;s sister who died in 1960&#39;s

Crown Prince Haakon would sure so busy will replace for his dad&#39;s to become king to be when his dad sick or His Majesty King will takes test im hope so i read in Hello this morning about it&#33;

Sara Boyce

norwegianne 12-01-2003 07:05 PM

They seem to be trying to plan letting Crown Prince Haakon have a easier programme around the baby&#39;s birth, and some of the events can be delegated...

It&#39;s the constitutional duties that are harder to take leave from... There was some discussion in VG about it, as some law-specialists meant that the crown prince couldn&#39;t take paternity leave and let the cabinet run the country... while others stated that the constitution was written when paternity-leaves were unheard of, and it hadn&#39;t been an issue before now.

Alexandria 12-01-2003 07:15 PM

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Originally posted by Torkel@Dec 1st, 2003 - 9:33 am
The Constitution only allows the heir (is the first in line) to the throne to act as Regent. A Queen Consort is not able to act as regent. If there is no heir, or if the immediate heir is not available as Regent, the Cabinet will act jointly as regents. Thus Princess Märtha-Louise, as second-in-line to the throne is not available as Regent.
Thank you for this explanation, Torkel. It was most helpful. I thought that perhaps Queen Sonja could step in for her husband and her son during the time of the new baby&#39;s birth. And that perhaps the situation of acting regeant was similar to that in Denmark, where if Queen Margrethe is on sick leave or otherwise unavailable and so is CP Frederik, then Prince Joachim followed by Princess Benedikte can step in. I didn&#39;t realize the situation was much more limited or restricted in Norway.

Hopefully though while King Harald is recuperating and getting back his strength, CP Haakon can have some time with the new baby and help Mette-Marit with him or her, too.

moosey60 12-02-2003 09:15 PM

Stupid question- how does one just...REMOVE the bladder? How would he go to the little boys&#39; room afterwards? Would he get a prosthetic bladder..as he would a leg? :wacko:

Alexandria 12-03-2003 10:19 PM

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Oslo, Norway - Norway's King Harald with his wife Queen Sonja, was taken to the central hospital, Rikshospitalet, in Oslo at 8.00 a.m. Saturday morning, December 6, to undergo surgery next week, due to cancer.

monaco70s 12-08-2003 11:51 AM

Has there been any news on King Harald&#39;s medical condition these last 2 days?
I hope he gets well soon.

Alexandria 12-08-2003 12:18 PM

I think the King was scheduled to undergo his operation today, 8 December. And after that I think he will have to undergo treatment to stave off the cancer, like chemo.

Not a pleasant thing to have to go through, chemo can be hell to have to undergo and to watch someone you love endure it.

norwegianne 12-08-2003 12:29 PM

He underwent surgery today and the official statement from the doctors:

Legebulletin mandag 8. desember kl. 16.15

Hans Majestet Kongen er i dag mandag 8. desember 2003 operert på Rikshospitalet for kreft i urinblæren. Operasjonsteamet var satt sammen av personell fra Radiumhospitalet og Rikshospitalet, og ble ledet av overlegene Trygve Talseth og Håkon Wæhre.

Legene opplyser at det kirurgiske inngrepet har forløpt etter planen, uten komplikasjoner. Det er ikke funnet forandringer som taler for spredning av kreften. Kongen har fått ny urinblære. Tilstanden etter inngrepet er helt tilfredsstillende.

Kongen er koblet fra respirator og er flyttet tilbake til sitt rom på intensivavdelingen.


It sounds promising. :flower: There will be frequent press-releases from the doctors and the palace as time goes by...

monaco70s 12-08-2003 01:46 PM

Thanks a lot for the update. I know Alexandria it can be terrible for both the pacient and the family. Haakon&#39;s right now in charge of all the duties right?

Alexandria 12-08-2003 01:46 PM

Thank you Norwegianne for this update from the palace. It is nice that the palace will keep concerned members of the public up to date on the condition and progress of the King and his prognosis.

norwegianne 12-08-2003 02:42 PM

Another update as of 20:00, from The palace

8.12.2003

Legebulletin mandag 8. desember kl. 20.00

Legene ved Rikshospitalet opplyser at Hans Majestet Kongens tilstand etter operasjonen fortsatt er meget tilfredsstillende. Han er våken og får adekvat smertebehandling.

I uke 50 vil det bli sendt ut daglige legebulletiner kl. 10.00 og 17.00, eller ved behov


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