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Prince Joachim of Denmark rushed to hospital to undergo emergency brain surgery

Prince Joachim of Denmark, 51, is in a ‘stable condition’, says Danish palace, after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain

  • Prince Joachim of Denmark, 51, underwent brain surgery following a blood clot 
  • Son of Queen Margrethe is now in a ‘stable condition’, Danish palace confirmed 
  • The royal was rushed to Toulouse University Hospital in France on Friday night

By Jessica Green For Mailonline

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Prince Joachim of Denmark underwent emergency brain surgery following a blood clot but is now in a ‘stable condition’, the Danish palace has confirmed.

On Friday, the 51-year-old son of Queen Margrethe, who is sixth in line to the throne, was rushed to Toulouse University Hospital in France, where he was immediately operated on.

Prince Joachim of Denmark

Prince Joachim of Denmark

The procedure was ‘successful’ and the prince’s condition is said to be stable, while his wife Princess Marie, 44, remains by his hospital bedside, according to a Royal Court statement.

Just two days earlier, Prince Joachim had been celebrating his second son’s 18th birthday at the Danish royals’ summer residence, Chateau de Calyx in Cahors, in southern France.

Prince Joachim of Denmark (pictured in August 2018) underwent emergency brain surgery following a blood clot on Friday but is now in a ‘stable condition’, the Danish palace has confirmed

Prince Joachim of Denmark and family

Prince Joachim of Denmark and family

Just two days earlier, Prince Joachim had been celebrating his second son’s 18th birthday at the Danish royals’ summer residence, Chateau de Calyx in Cahors in southern France. Pictured, the prince with his family on the happy occasion

In a statement the Palace said: ‘His Royal Highness Prince Joachim was admitted to the University Hospital of Toulouse, France, late last night.

‘The prince was operated on immediately afterward for a blood clot in the brain and the operation was successful. The condition of His Royal Highness is stable today.’

The statement continued: ‘The Royal House has no further information at this point in time, but it is the wish of Her Majesty The Queen that the public respects the privacy of the family during the hospitalization.’

Prince Joachim of Denmark and wife

Prince Joachim of Denmark and wife

The prince’s procedure was ‘successful’ and his condition is said to be stable, while his wife Princess Marie (pictured together in August 2018), 44, remains by his hospital bedside, according to a Royal Court statement

On Friday, the 51-year-old son of Queen Margrethe, who is sixth in line to the throne, was rushed to Toulouse University Hospital (above) in France, where he was immediately operated on

On Wednesday, the prince had celebrated his son Prince Felix’s 18th birthday, alongside the teenager’s mother and his ex-wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.

The parents were joined by their eldest son Prince Nikolai, 20, and Joachim’s current wife Princess Marie, and their two children Prince Henrik, 11, and Princess Athena, eight.

Sharing intimate family photographs to Instagram, the group is seen hugging one another in a group snap.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie (pictured in September 2019) have two children together Prince Henrik, 11, and Princess Athena, eight

Prince Joachim of Denmark and his ex-wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg divorced in 2004 after 10 years together – they were Denmark’s first royal split in nearly 160 years.

The prince, who is the second son of Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik, is sixth in line to the throne after his elder brother Crown Prince Frederik and his four children with Australian-born Crown Princess Mary.

He has since remarried Paris-born Marie Cavallier, now Princess Marie and the couple have two children together Prince Henrik, 11, and Princess Athena, eight.

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