The Netherlands' Prince Friso in stable though serious condition after avalanche

Michael Santo's picture

Dutch Prince Johan Friso is currently listed in critical condition after being caught up in an avalanche while on a skiing holiday in western Austria.

Prince Friso was reportedly resuscitated at the scene and taken to a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria. Reports from the Dutch government were that the prince was stable, but "not out of danger." The prince, 43, had been buried beneath the snow from the avalanche for approximately 15 minutes before he was uncovered and rescued.

Stefan Jochum is a spokesman for the Lech ski area where the accident occurred. He said that Friso's condition was serious but his life was no longer at risk. "Her Majesty the Queen and (Friso's wife) Princess Mabel are with Prince Friso," adding that "doctors treating him will only be able to give a prognosis in a matter of days."

Jochum also said that Friso's accident occurred early Friday afternoon when the prince and some other skiers were on slopes away from marked Lech ski runs, heavily laden with snow after weeks of record snow falls.

Lech's mayor, Ludwig Muxel, said the prince had been buried by an avalanche measuring about 30m wide by 40m long.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed that the queen had been in the general area of the event, but was uninvolved in the incident. Prince Friso is the second son of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands, born Sept. 25, 1968. Through his marriage in 2004 no longer a member of the Dutch Royal House and in line of succession to the Dutch throne. He is still in line of succession to the British throne and the Commonwealth realms.

Prince Friso gave up his rights to the Dutch throne in 2004, when he married human rights activist Mabel Wisse Smit. The government had refused to support the marriage, because the couple had given misleading information about the bride's relationship with a dead gangster, Klaas Bruinsma (1953–1991), known as a Godfather of the Dutch drug trade.

According to Wikipedia, in October 2003, Mabel had admitted that her previous statements "about an alleged relationship with Klaas Bruinsma (1953–1991), known as a Godfather of the Dutch drug trade, had not been complete and accurate. She had previously stated that she had contact for a few months with Bruinsma, but in a casual context, not intimate or relating to business and that she had broken the contact on learning of Bruinsma's occupation."

Despite this, the couple was married in 2004. Prince Johan Friso and Princess Mabel have two young daughters, Luana and Zaria.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons


Submitted by Devendra kumar joshi (not verified) on
“Effect of Spiritual healing in curing Unwanted & Uncurable diseases” +==================================================+========== I am working as spiritual & Distant healor from Udaipur (India) specially for the patient suffering from Breast Cancer, Parkinson,Paralytic strokes, knee joint pain and any kind body pain and specially solving infertility problems. Apart from their regular medical treatment and medicines I involve them in total spirituality and use medicated oil massage on affected portion of body with my spiritual hands along with mantras. The result are fascinating and attractive with self satisfaction. My patient after the treatment starts working as normal person with full of joy and happiness. Regular massage 3 times in a day for 42 days certainly put positive effect and eradicate cancer germs from the body, starts blood circulation as normal. I shall be glad to work as spiritual healor with you on demand for the benefit of mankind, and would love to perform joint research in eradicating this devastating disease from this world. So spirituality can cure any kind of patient whose treatment can not be done in medical science. - I was invited by Institute of transpersonal psychology, Bern to attend 12th International conference Eurotas 2010 going to held at Gwatt, Switzerland from 29.09.2010 as presenter of Spiritual healing technique. - I have presented a paper speech and poster about the spiritual healing at International conference organized by Faculty of Ayurveda,I.M.S.,Banaras Hindu University on 26.02.2011 at Varanasi which was appreciated by everyone. - Now in a situation like todays world spirituality can play a vital role in overcoming this devastating problems like Earthquake, Natural calamities, Floods, Droughts and so on. -I love to work as spiritual healor for your Institute which shall certainly upgrade the reputation of your Institute in public. God bless to all. Devendra Kumar Joshi Spiritual healor – Age-50 09352505797 912942421419

Add new comment