Published On: Mon, Aug 12th, 2013

Prince Friso of the Netherlands passed away

The King and his brother FrisoTHE KINGDOM - His Majesty the King announces with deep regret that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David, Prins of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg passed away this morning at Palace Huis ten Bosch in the Hague at age of 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 February 17, 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.

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