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Denmark

Prince Joachim seen for first time since brain surgery


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Prince Joachim of Denmark has been seen for the first time since undergoing emergency surgery for a blood clot on his brain last month. The prince was photographed with his older brother, Crown Prince Frederik, who has spent several days in France with Joachim and his family.

In a post on the official Danish royal Instagram page, the brothers are seen smiling while enjoying the summer sun at the Chateau de Cayx where Joachim is staying with his wife, Princess Marie, and their children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena.

The short message with the photo says that Frederik is now back in Denmark having spent time with his brother. It adds that Joachim is doing well but still needs peace and quiet as he continues his recovery.

Prince Joachim, younger son of Queen Margrethe II, was rushed to hospital on July 24th 2020 in nearby Cahors before being moved quickly to the University Hospital of Toulouse where he underwent emergency surgery for a bloodclot on his brain. He spent over a week in hospital recuperating with Princess Marie at his side. He returned to the Chateau de Cayx on August 3rd.

The prince and his family moved to France in 2019 so that Joachim could complete military training there. He is set to take up a role as Military Attache in Paris this autumn although the exact timetable of that appointment may yet be altered to allow him to continue to recover from his operation.

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