Dutch prince flown to The Hague, still in coma

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch royal house says Prince Johan Friso, who has been in a coma since being struck by an avalanche in February 2012, has been moved from a London hospital to a palace in The Hague even though he remains in a state of “minimal consciousness.”

The House of Orange said in a statement Tuesday that hospital treatment for the 44-year-old father of two is no longer necessary.

Friso had been in The Wellington hospital in London, which is renowned for its neurosurgery and rehabilitation facilities, since shortly after being engulfed by an avalanche while skiing in Austria.

The royal statement says a team of experts is tending to the prince in Huis ten Bosch palace and will investigate options for his long-term care in the Netherlands or Britain.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s