Thursday, March 8, 2012
Daisy Talks About Dutch Prince Friso
For an uninvolved mother, it is amusing to see how Daisy can still parent her two sons by dropping in interviews her expectations of them a propos their own safety. Now we know where Freddles gets his passive-aggression. As seen in the article, Daisy doesn't do tragedy very well, as evidenced by the Danish royal tradition of not visiting sites and people within the country after tragedies or times of pain and confusion in individual communities or regions. Brother-in-law Richard Wittgenstein (as he is known in daily life) let the cat out of the bag about his own wife not being able to respond well to sickness. Perhaps it is a family trait? If that's the case then why in the heck have they not responded to Plague Donaldson - unless that particular strain of Scotland-sourced malaise incubated in warm Australian climes and broken loose in pandemic proportions once back in Europe - has claimed the reasoning portions of their brains as its first victims.
The Queen: It Is Terribly Tragic
The Danish queen feels for Johan Friso and the Dutch royal family.
For the first time, Queen Margrethe spoke publicly about the tragedy of the Dutch royal family which has Prince Johan Friso in a coma.
"It is terrible what has happened. It is terribly tragic. It looks not nice out. It is so tragic for the entire family, I think. One must only hope, no, I do not even know. What to hope for now," says the Queen, to Billed Bladet, who caught her on a skiing holiday in Norway.
Queen Margrethe, who is known as a passionate cross-country skier, does not fear the forces of nature when she skis. Avalanches are not a big risk in Norway, where the Queen would prefer to go on a skiing holiday.
As with the Dutch prince, both Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim do alpine skiing, and as any mother does, the Queen fears that her sons should get hurt. But she is confident that Frederik and Joachim, who are peers with the Dutch Prince Johan Friso, think about that when skiing.
"So I expect that they have helmuts on their heads, even when they are skiing, and not do stupid things. And they are experienced enough to know that routine is not enough," says the queen to Billed Bladet.
Johan Friso was hospitalised in a coma at University Hospital in Innsbruck, after he was on was hit by an avalanche at the ski resort of Lech in Austria on February 17. Johan Friso and three friends were skiing off the runs, although the Austrian authorities had warned against moving outside the marked trails, but unfortunately, the four skiers triggered an avalanche that buried the prince.
The prince's brain had allegedly not received oxygen for 50 minutes while he lay beneath the snow and then, while rescue workers battled to save his life. Anoxia caused major damage in the prince's brain, and it remains unclear whether Johan Friso will ever wake up from his coma.
In the past week the brain-damaged prince was flown to London, where Prince Friso, Princess Mabel and their two daughters have lived for several years.
The Dutch prince was admitted to Wellington Hospital, Britain's biggest private hospital with specialists in many medical fields, including rehabilitation after brain injury.