SAD NEWS: Royal diagnosed with lung disease

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Princess Mette-Marit of Norway diagnosed with lung disease

She has had health issues for a number of years

Duchess Catherine and Princess Mette Marit of Norway Photo Getty Images
Duchess Catherine and Princess Mette Marit of Norway Photo Getty Images
Princess Mette Marit of Norway diagnosed with lung disease Photo C GETTY IMAGES
Princess Mette Marit of Norway diagnosed with lung disease Photo C GETTY IMAGES

The Royal Court of Norway has announced that Princess Mette-Marit has been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis. The statement from the Royal Court, which was released on Wednesday, read: “The Crown Princess has undergone extensive investigations related to her health and an unusual variant of fibrosis has been detected in the lungs, according to the Crown Princess’s doctor, Professor Kristian Bjøro at the National Hospital. It is not yet clear whether the pulmonary disease is linked to a more extensive autoimmune disease process or if there are other causes that underlie the lung changes.”

Kate Middleton and Crown Prince Haakon Photos Photos Catherine Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Crown Princess Mette Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway during a visit to MESH a work space
Kate Middleton and Crown Prince Haakon Photos Photos Catherine Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Crown Princess Mette Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway during a visit to MESH a work space
HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway curtsying to HM Queen Elizabeth II Photo C GETTY
HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway curtsying to HM Queen Elizabeth II Photo C GETTY

The 45-year-old Crown Princess has also released an accompanying statement, saying: “For a number of years, I have had health challenges on a regular basis, and now we know more about what these are in. The condition means that the working capacity will vary. The Crown Prince and I choose to inform about this now, partly because in future there will be a need to plan periods without the official program. In connection with treatment and when the disease is more active, this will be necessary.” She added: “Although such a diagnosis in times will limit my life, I’m glad that the disease has been discovered so early. My goal is still to work and participate in the official programme as much as possible.”

1 Duchess Catherine and Princess Mette Marit of Norway Photo Getty Images
1 Duchess Catherine and Princess Mette Marit of Norway Photo Getty Images
Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit out in September Photo C GETTY IMAGES
Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit out in September Photo C GETTY IMAGES

According to the British Lung Foundation, pulmonary fibrosis is a term that covers many different conditions that cause scar tissue to build up in your lungs.The Princess had to cancel her official engagements in Spring to undergo minor surgery, although it wasn’t confirmed what the surgery was for.

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

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