Tragedies That Shook Royal Families Around The World

Prince Friso Of The Netherlands’ Skiing Accident

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Prince Friso of the Netherlands, pictured here with his two daughters in happier times, led a relatively simple life for a prince. He and his wife, Mabel, lived with their family in London. During a ski vacation in Lech, Austria in 2012, the prince was buried underneath an avalanche.

Despite being retrieved and given the best medical treatment, he never came around from his coma. Both his wife and his mother stayed by his bedside almost every day, but Friso’s brain damage was too severe. He passed away on August 12, 2013, aged 44. He left behind his wife and two daughters.