Prince Frederik hospitalised after ski accident

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Crown Prince Frederik is in hospital after a ski accident. Photo: Getty Images

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been hospitalised after suffering a fall while skiing, the Danish Royal family announced via a press release on Tuesday.

The Prince suffered the accident last week while skiing in Switzerland according to the press release shared by the official channels on Tuesday.

He was admitted to hospital today for what was described as the ‘minor’ injury upon returning home, though it is unclear if wife Princess Mary was at his side.

“His Royal Highness The Crown Prince suffered a minor injury in the left shoulder last week in connection with skiing in Switzerland,” the information, translated from Danish reads.

Prince Frederik hurt himself skiing in Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images

Though unclear if the injury was sustained while skiing specifically or while kicking back after a long day on the slopes, the Prince is said to be on the road to a full recovery.

The Prince was admitted to Rigshospitalet, a top-tier specialist hospital in the Danish capital, today for treatment the statement continues.

“The treatment consisted of an uncomplicated operation, which proceeded according to plan,” the statement continues.

The Prince’s royal duties are not said to be affected by the incident.

Ski family holiday home

Frederik and Mary pose in Verbier, Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images

The Prince’s ski trip was likely at the couple’s ski chalet in Switzerland, the existence of which caused quite a stir earlier in the year.

Prince Frederik revealed the pair owned a secret private ski lodge in Verbier, Switzerland - one of the world's most exclusive ski resorts - earlier this year.

The Prince was explaining that Mary would temporarily relocate to the Swiss home for a 12-week stint while her four children attend boarding school.

Prince Christian, 14, Princess Isabella, 12, and nine-year-old twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent have paused their studies at Tranegårdsskolen school in Denmark to enrol at the Lemania-Verbier International School in the Swiss Alps.

‘Secret’ home a lucrative renter

The property was purchased over a decade ago and rented out at a cool $14,000 a week (65,400 Kroner) on Airbnb according to Herald Sun, when they were not using it.

The revelation caused outcry from Denmark’s parliament, particularly from the Danish far-left parliamentarian party Enhedslisten, that hit out at the couple for keeping this home a secret.

“I was very surprised when I found out that the family does not just have such a house, they have had such a house for 10 years, without any ordinary Danes knowing about it,” Member of Parliament Mai Villadsen told Danish media.

“We are the ones who pay the money so we must know about the house.”

Conservative member of parliament Birgitte Bergman, however, was of a different opinion, saying she didn’t see “anything wrong” with the pair owning the Swiss home.

Mary and Frederik have weathered some uncharacteristic drama over the past 12 months.

In 2019, rumours of marital unrest dogged the couple as they stepped up their royal duties. ready to take of Queen Margrethe’s role when the time comes.

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