Avalanche Buries Dutch Prince

    Photo taken on May 27, 2011 shows Dutch Princess Mabel and Prince Friso arriving at the concert building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to attend Princess Maxima's birthday party. A son of Dutch Queen Beatrix, Prince Johan Friso was injured in an avalanche while skiing in the western Austrian ski resort of Lech on February 17, 2012, the Austria Press Agency reported. The Dutch royal apparently spent 15 minutes under the snow before he was rescued and evacuated to Innsbruck university hospital, but no further details about his condition was known, APA said.   AFP PHOTO / ANP / ROYAL IMAGES / TOUSSAINT KLUITERS   -- The Netherlands out --  (Photo credit should read TOUSSAINT KLUITERS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Dutch Prince Johan Friso is in critical but stable condition after being buried by an avalanche while skiing in the Austrian Alps, police said Friday. The Austria Press Agency said the prince is at Innsbruck’s university clinic. Friso, 43, had been skiing with a group when he was buried by the piste, and it reportedly took rescue crews around 15 minutes to locate him. Friso is the middle son of Dutch Queen Beatrix, but he is not heir to the throne because he married Mabel Wisse Smit without his family’s permission.

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