Princess Alexia breaks her leg

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands is in hospital tonight after breaking her leg during a ski-ing accident in Austria. The ten year old princess, second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, was involved in an accident during her family's winter holiday in Lech on Saturday morning and airlifted to hospital where doctors diagnosed a break to her upper right leg.

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands in an official portrait

The Dutch Royal Household released a statement saying that Alexia, who is second in line to her country's throne, was taken to hospital by helicopter following the accident and that she has undergone surgery. They will release more information later.

Alexia with her two sisters, Ariane and Amalia

Alexia arrived in Lech earlier this week and on Monday she posed for photographs along with her parents and her sisters, twelve year old Catharina-Amalia who is heir to the throne, and eight year old Ariane. Her grandmother, Princess Beatrix, joined the party as did Prince Constantijn, brother of King Willem-Alexander, and his wife, Princess Laurentien and their three children. The family released their short statement very quickly and have said there will be updates. Wishing Princess Alexia a speedy recovery.


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