It was announced this morning via RVD/ HKH that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau, son of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands, has passed away. He was 44 years old.
“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.
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 Johan Friso leaves behind his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau, and their two daughters, Countess Emma Luana and Countess Joanna Zaria.
Funeral arrangements for the late Prince Johan Friso are pending at this time.
My deepest condolences to Princess Mabel and her daughters and to the entire Dutch royal family.
Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH