Princess Mary’s husband Prince Frederik hospitalised after skiing accident

Feb 19, 2020
The crown prince underwent surgery on Tuesday. Source: Getty.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been enjoying some time on the Swiss slopes with his wife Princess Mary in recent weeks, as all four of their children complete a term at an international school in the country. However the heir to the Danish throne was rushed to hospital yesterday after being involved a skiing accident.

Having returned home to Denmark, Frederik, 51, was transported to the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on Tuesday for treatment on a shoulder injury he sustained whilst skiing last week.

According to the Danish royal household Det Danske Kongehus, the crown prince underwent surgery on his shoulder which went “according to plan”.

“His Royal Highness The Crown Prince suffered a minor injury in the left shoulder last week in connection with skiing in Switzerland,” the Danish royal family said in a statement on Tuesday. “The Crown Prince has therefore today been examined and treated at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

A post on the Det Danske Kongehus Instagram page said: “In the village of Verbier in the Swiss Alps, Your Royal Highnesses Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine today began a 12-week school break at the Lemania-Verbier International School.

“With the school stay, the Crown Prince couple wants to give their children a common experience in an international environment.”

This recent hospitalisation comes almost 18 months after Frederik was forced to cancel a series of official engagements when he was hospitalised to undergo surgery for a back problem.

The Danish palace released a statement in September 2018 informing fans around the world that he’d temporarily stopped all work commitments after having surgery on a herniated disc.

A herniated disc usually impacts the rubbery cushions or discs between the bones of the vertebrae in the spine and, while it can be extremely painful, the issue doesn’t always show symptoms.

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