King of Norway rushed to hospital with infection during holiday in Malaysia

The King of Norway has been rushed to hospital with an infection during a holiday in Malaysia.

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway, 86, already cancelled engagements this month due to ongoing health issues.

The King has received good follow-up from both Malaysian and Norwegian medical personnel after falling ill on holiday.

It comes as earlier this month the Norwegian Royal Family announced that the King is experiencing an ongoing respiratory illness.

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

The 87-year-old monarch was on holiday in the South-East Asian country when he was taken to hospital.

In a statement earlier this month, the Norwegian Royal Family announced: "His Majesty the King is on sick leave until Friday, February 2 due to a respiratory infection.

"His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Regent carries out the King's programme."

However, on February 2 the King's sick leave was extended again over the weekend.

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

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