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Crown Prince Frederik returns to work after back surgery

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is back at work. Monday evening he attended a seminar at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. His Royal Highness had unexpected back surgery two weeks ago. The Crown Prince had to undergo surgery to cure a spinal disc herniation, and the Royal Court confirmed that the operation was successful.

The Crown Prince has had significant progress in his training following the surgery, and already on Monday, he returned to work for the Danish Royal Family, only two weeks after surgery. The public was prepared in advance that the Crown Prince would be away for almost three weeks. However, the Crown Prince’s health is so good that he is now in full swing with his royal tasks again.

Crown Prince at work with his family in the Faroe Islands this summer. Photo: Kongehuset / The Danish Royal Court

Monday, at the Bella Centre, His Royal Highness carried out the opening of the international conference for intelligent transport systems (ITS). Crown Prince Frederik is the patron of the meeting, which is held at the conference centre for the next three days.

It was a happy and satisfied Crown Prince Frederik who attended his first official assignment after the sick leave. “It’s going very well”, said Crown Prince Frederik to the press when he arrived.

The Crown Prince is usually very active. Here Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Prince Frederik participated in the Birkebeiner Run in 2017. Photo: Gunn-Eva Høgseth, Royal Court / The Royal Court.

When Crown Prince Frederik had to undergo surgery, his wife, Crown Princess Mary had to perform some of her husband’s tasks. Last week she carried out a more extended visit to Finland, a tour the Crown Prince should have carried out himself. Crown Princess Mary was in Rome on Monday, and she will return to Italy with her husband at the beginning of November for a visit.

The Crown Prince stated his health problem on Facebook during the Royal Run race on 21 May, which was settled on the occasion of his 50th birthday. He said: “I’ve been suffering from some back problems recently, which makes me unable to run.” In 2016 His Royal Highness suffered from a neck injury. In 2016, it became known that the Crown Prince had suffered a severe fracture of the neck after a trampoline accident the day before. The Crown Prince had a fracture of the cervical spine. The Crown Prince then said that 14 days after the accident, he could hardly leave the bed.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.