A woman signs the condolence register for Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands at the town hall of Ermelo August 13, 2013. Prince Friso, the brother of the new Dutch king, died on Monday in a royal palace in The Hague, 18 months after a skiing accident left him in a coma.(Photo: REUTERS/Michael Kooren)
Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, who died on Monday following 18 months of treatment in coma, was buried in a cemetery at Stulpkerk Church in Lage Vuursche, on 16 August. He was 44.
The funeral of Prince Friso was held in a private ceremony attended by royal family members and friends, the Netherlands Government Information Service (RVD) announced on behalf of the Dutch Royal Family.
Prince Friso passed away at Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague on the morning of 12 August. He died of complications related to the hypoxic brain injury, which he suffered as the result of his skiing accident in Lech, Austria last year.
Prince Friso, younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, was buried in an avalanche while skiing in the Austrian Alps on 17 February, during his winter holidays with the royal family. He was rushed to Innsbruck University Hospital's intensive care unit where the doctors said that he may not come out of a coma.
“Following initial treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Innsbruck University Hospital, Prince Friso was transferred in early March 2012 to the Wellington hospital in London, his place of residence. In November 2012, Prince Friso begun showing signs of limited awareness ('minimal consciousness') and remained in that state since then. In early July 2013, he was transferred to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, the Netherlands,” an official statement read.
Here are the photos from Prince Friso’s funeral and some of other memorable photos from his lifetime.
Flowers are pictured on the grave of Netherlands' Prince Johan Friso in Lage Vuursche August 16, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS)
Netherlands' Princess Mabel (2nd L-2nd R), accompanied by her daughters Luana and Zaria and Princess Beatrix lead the Dutch royal family as they arrive for the funeral service of Beartix' son Prince Friso at the Stulpkerk church in Lage Vuursche August 16, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS)
The Stulpkerk church, where Prince Friso was laid to rest. (Photo: Reuters)
Reverend Carel Ter Linden (at pulpit) leads the funeral service for Netherlands' Prince Johan Friso at the Stulpkerk church in Lage Vuursche August 16, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Mabel Wisse Smit holds the hand of Prince Friso, son of Queen Beatrix, during their wedding in the Oude Kerk in Delft, the Netherlands April 24, 2004. Prince Friso died on 12 August after staying in coma for more than a year. (Photo: REUTERS/Michael Kooren)
Prince Friso is survived by his wife Mabel Wisse Smit and daughters Countesses Zaria (2nd L) and Luana, pictured here at the Austrian alpine ski resort of Lech am Arlberg February 19, 2011. The Dutch royal family often spends winter holidays in Lech in the west Austrian province of Vorarlberg. It is where Prince Friso was buried in an avalanche in 2012 that eventually took his life. (Photo: REUTERS/Michael Kooren)
An aerial view of the site of 2012 avalanche in Lech which led Prince Friso to coma for 18 months till his death on 12 August, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands poses with her son Prince Johan Friso at the Royal Palace in the Hague in this file photo of April 24, 2005. (Photo: Reuters)
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