News Regarding His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau.

Per the Dutch royal court (RVD):

His Royal Highness Prince Friso, 19 November 2012

On behalf of the Royal Family, the Government Information Service wishes to issue the following communiqué.

Since the skiing accident of His Royal Highness Prince Friso, the Government Information Service has indicated that it would make announcements on medically significant changes in the health situation of the Prince.

Prince Friso has recently begun to show signs of limited awareness; a state commonly known as minimal consciousness. The prognosis continues to be very uncertain and the medical team remains gravely concerned. It will take many months to get more clarity.

The Royal Family, and Princess Mabel and the children in particular, are grateful for the restraint shown by the media since the Prince’s accident. They request the media to continue respecting their privacy.

Princess Mabel would again like to thank the many people who have sent messages of sympathy. ‘This is the most challenging period of my life. My love for Friso, the support of family and friends, and the many signs of compassion give me strength in these difficult times.’

His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain to Have Hip Surgery on Wednesday. (VIDEO)

It was announced that His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain will have hip surgery on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, according to the Spanish news outlet, Europa Press.

Apparently, His Majesty’s sister, Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, confirmed this latest news via a recent press conference.  It is unknown why the date for his hip surgery was changed from Friday to Wednesday.

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Celebrate Fête Nationale 2012.

On Monday, November 19, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale de Monaco in celebration of Fête Nationale 2012.

Also in attendance were Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie, His Serene Highness Prince Hans Adam II of LiechtensteinBaroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Melanie, Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi, dozens of local government officials and Monégasque VIPs.