Monday, August 12, 2013

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau: 1968-2013

Prince Friso & Princess Mabel   @RVD
The official announcement regarding the death of HRH Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau.  He ceased to be a Prince of Netherlands when he married Mabel Wisse Smit in 2004.

"His Majesty the King announces with deep regret that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David, Prins van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg passed away this morning at Palace Huis ten Bosch in the Hague at age 44.
Prince Friso has died of complications related to the hypoxic brain injury, which he suffered as the result of his skiing accident in Lech, Austria on 17 February 2012.
Following initial treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Innsbruck University Hospital, Prince Friso was transferred in early March 2012 to the Wellington hospital in London, his place of residence. In November 2012, Prince Friso begun showing signs of limited awareness ('minimal consciousness') and remained in that state since then. In early July 2013, he was transferred to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The Royal family wholeheartedly thanks all persons who have looked after Prince Friso for their excellent and devoted care."

Prince Friso is survived by his wife, Princess Mabel, and their two daughters, Countess Luana, 8, and Countess Zaria, 7, as well as his mother, Princess Beatrix, and his two brothers, King Willem-Alexander and Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands.

1 comment:

Kori Lawrence said...

So very sad for his family. Still, the state he was in wasn't living--it was just a living death. Hopefully his soul is at peace now and his family can move forward. It must've been horrible to see him in that condition.