Ex-Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands breaks her hand
Dhe former Dutch Queen Beatrix broke her wrist while skiing in Austria. The 85-year-old had been operated on and is now back at Drakensteyn Castle near Utrecht, the court announced on Monday. She’s fine.
Beatrix is a passionate skier. The Oranje family has been going on skiing holidays to Lech in Austria for decades. According to the court, the accident happened on Friday.
Devastating accident eleven years ago
Exactly eleven years earlier, on February 17, 2012, there was a devastating accident when Beatrix’s second eldest son, Johan Friso, was buried by an avalanche. The prince was in a coma for more than a year. He died in August 2013 at the age of 44.
Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 to 2013, and since her abdication in April 2013 she has once again held the title of Princess. She passed the crown on to her eldest son Willem-Alexander.