facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Norway's king ill during Vietnam visit

Nov. 2, 2004 at 6:18 PM   |   Comments

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Norway's King Harald canceled his appearances during a state visit to Vietnam Tuesday because of a stomach illness.

King Harald and Queen Sonja arrived in Asia last week, first for a state visit to Singapore and then a visit in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The king canceled a visit Monday to Hanoi's prisoner of war prison, called the "Hanoi Hilton" by downed U.S. Air Force prisoners of war, and Tuesday he canceled opening a major business seminar, as well as an appearance at the Hanoi opera, Aftenposten reported.

Queen Sonja took a tour of Hanoi's historic quarters, but hinted she too may have been ill. When asked how she was feeling, she said, "I'm fine, at least now."

The king is expected to resume his schedule Wednesday.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
2
Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky' Kirsten Gillibrand: I don't know who called me 'porky'
3
Potential sites for Obama's presidential library and museum chosen Potential sites for Obama's presidential library and museum chosen
4
Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos Plane crash in Vinoy Park narrowly misses St. Pete condos
5
Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes Official: U.S. hits Islamic State position near Baghdad; marking new phase in airstrikes
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback