Norwegian King returns to work

King Harald of Norway will return to his job as the country’s reign Tuesday after being on sick leave.

According to a press release issued by the Royal Court, His Majesty the King resumed his constitutional duties in accordance to the constitution Tuesday.

«The King has been reported off the sick list, and will resume his duties and his program as head of state,» said Wenche Rasch, head of information at the Royal Court, to TV 2 Nettavisen.

She stated that King Harald has fully recovered after his illness.

«The King is looking forward to resume his duties,» Rasch stated.

King Harald got the diagnosis of cancer in the bladder and was operated Monday December 8. There were no complications, and the doctors found no signs that the cancer had spread. The King was out of bed the following day.

During his sick leave, the King has, among other things, been travelling.

From February 25th to 29th, the King participated in the prestigious sailing competition the 2004 Acura SORC in Miami Beach.

After the competition, King Harald continued his vacation in the US with Queen Sonja for an additional two weeks.

Packed program
King Harald will allegedly have a packed program as he resumes his position as the head of state. The King will today meet the staff at the Royal Castle.

He will meet with Spain’s and Zambia’s new ambassadors in a formal audience at the Royal Castle Wednesday.

«The King and Queen are going to visit Sola Township on Thursday, a visit which was cancelled this fall because of the King’s illness,» Rasch said to TV 2 Nettavisen.

King Harald is heading the cabinet meeting as usual Friday.

«And Saturday, it’s the christening ,» Rasch added.

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