FrisoThis afternoon the Dutch royal court announced that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau has been transferred from Wellington Hospital in London to Paleis Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag, Netherlands, where “…a medical team, led by Prof. Jan van Gijn and Dr. Michael Kuiper, will be entrusted with his care.” 

As you may know by now, Prince Johan Friso was struck by an avalanche on Friday, February, 17, 2012, in Lech, Austria. The second son of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the late Prince Claus was buried alive for — what has now been confirmed — 25 minutes.  The search and rescue team who found Prince Johan Friso tried desperately for 50 minutes to resuscitate the prince.  They succeeded. However, because Prince Johan Friso lacked oxygen for 25 minutes he suffered serious brain damage. Today, Prince Johan Friso “…remains in a state of minimal consciousness…” according to RVD.

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Photo courtesy of HKH/RVD