The Swedish King Carl XVI. Gustaf (76) has had heart surgery. The surgical procedure went according to plan on Monday morning, the monarch is doing well, the Swedish royal family said afterwards. He thanked for all the support and warmth that had been shown to him and also to the Swedish Nursing.
Carl Gustaf, who celebrates his 50th anniversary of the throne this late summer, underwent surgery in the area of his heart using catheter technology - the court did not announce exactly what had to be done. After the procedure, the king will now need some rest. Upcoming obligations were therefore postponed in advance to a later date in the spring.