Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Netherlands, Royalty News

Two weeks ago Prince Johan Friso, the second son of our Queen, got a terrible accident due to an avalanche. He was buried for more than 20 minutes under a thick layer of snow while he was skiing in the neighbourhood of Lech, Austria, and then resuscitated for 50 minutes, which is too long and normally not done.He suffered massive brain damage. He will probably never regain conciousness. Our thoughts are with the royal family. Queen Beatrix was still in Lech and Friso's wife Mabel and two little daughters too. The Queen and Mabel visited him daily. Today we heard the news that the prince has been taken to a special hospital in London, where he and his family live.



17 comments:

Dianne said...

This is so sad Wil... I didn't know about it. And I can imagine his family must be traumatised.

Arija said...

My heart goes out to them all Wil.
Last week I lost my darling sister, the last of my siblings . . .

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh Wil, such a terrible accident and heart break for the family. My prayers are with them.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very sad.
Had NOT heard this in the US news.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is so heartbreaking, Wil! We've lost five people in avalanches here in Washington in the past ten days. My heart does indeed go out to his family!

Sylvia

Wanda..... said...

Had seen this in the news last week...your post puts a human touch too it...very sad.

Marie said...

How very sad! I pray the Lord will be with him and his family through this very difficult time.

Gattina said...

I have read today that he is now in a hospital in London. It's really terrible.
I am enjoying my holidays in the South of France where I stay with an (ex blog) friend. It's so warm and nice !

Leslie: said...

That is so sad! I did read in our newspaper that he'd been in an avalanche but not what ensued afterwards. My prayers go to the entire family and that God would answer a prayer for a miracle.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is so terribly sad. My heart goes out to the family -- and your country -- so hard.

George said...

I've heard of this accident. It must be very hard on his family and the entire royal family. There have been several deaths because of avalanches in this country this winter.

jeannette said...

Such sad news, Wil. Thank you for keeping us up to date.
Am adding you to my new art bloglist:)

Marja said...

So horrible My mum told me all about it. He is so young and still has little kids. My thought go out to the royal family

Dina said...

Oh Wil, this is a bad situation. We followed the Prince's accident here on Israel news and I was so sad. But what you tell us now is even sadder.
God help the family and the Dutch people.

susieofarabia said...

That is such sad news. What a great loss for his family.

Genie said...

This is such a tragic story which I would never have known of if it hand;t been for you. All of our new over here is one politician being rude and crude to another. To have to sit bedside and watch your child in this condition must be devastating. My thoughts and prayers for the child and the family go with this post. Miracles do happen. genie

Kay said...

Oh my gosh... This is so sad. We hadn't heard about this. I'm so sorry for the royal family and all of the Netherlands.