Netherlands: Prince Johan Friso 'slightly conscious'


Prince Johan Friso, who has been in a coma since being struck by an avalanche in February, is showing “very minimal” signs of consciousness, the Dutch royal house said yesterday.

Queen’s Beatrix’s youngest son suffered severe brain damage  after being buried by snow while skiing in Austria.

Prince Friso, 44, removed himself from the line of succession when he married his wife, Princess Mabel, in 2004.