Following his hospitalisation yesterday, the Danish royal court has issued a statement regarding thee health of Prince Joachim of Denmark:
His Royal Highness Prince Joachim was late last night admitted to Toulouse University Hospital in France. Immediately thereafter, the Prince underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain. The operation was successful, and His Royal Highness’ condition is stable.
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 hospitalization. Her Royal Highness Princess Marie is with her husband.
Joachim is fifty-one years-old. He is the second son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her late husband Prince Henrik. From his first marriage to Alexandra Manley, Joachim has two sons: Prince Nikolai (b.1999) and Prince Felix (b.2002). The prince and his second wife Princess Marie have two children: Prince Henrik (b.2009) and Princess Athena (b.2012). Earlier this week, Prince Joachim and his family celebrated the eighteenth birthday of Prince Felix.