Princess Mary’s brother-in-law undergoes emergency brain surgery

Jul 26, 2020
Prince Joachim has undergone emergency brain surgery. Source: Getty and Instagram/ Det Danske Kongehus

Prince Joachim of Denmark is in a stable condition after undergoing brain surgery, the royal family has confirmed.

The brother of Prince Frederik and brother-in-law of Australian born Princess Mary, was admitted to the Toulouse University Hospital in France this past week, where he was quickly taken in for surgery for a blood clot in his brain. Thankfully, the operation was a success and the 51-year-old is now recovering with his wife by his side.

An official statement released by the Danish royal family explained: “His Royal Highness Prince Joachim was admitted to the University Hospital of Toulouse, France, late last night. The prince was operated on immediately afterwards for a blood cot, [it] was successful. The condition of His Royal Highness is stable today.

“The Royal House has no further information at this point in time, but it is the wish of Her Majesty the Queen that the public respects the privacy of the family during the hospitalisation.”

Prince Joachim, who is the youngest son of Queen Margrethe, is married to Princess Marie and the couple share two children together, Hendrik, 11, and Athena, 8. The Danish royal also has two other children from a previous marriage – 18-year-old Felix and 20-year-old Nikolai.

Joachim and his family had been staying in their holiday home in the south of France prior to his hospitalisation. Just days before they had celebrated Prince Felix’s 18th birthday.

Well wishes have since flooded in for Joachim following his surgery, with royal fans taking to social media with comments of love and support.

“Send the best thoughts to H.K.H Prince Joachim and his loved ones,” @karinanevad wrote on Instagram.

“God bless HKH Prince Joachim,” @ken_ped said. While @nettebe82 added: “Oh no, send warm wishes for good recovery! Hope all goes well!”

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