Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has told that her daughter Princess Alexia is “getting better by the day.” The 10-year-old daughter of Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander suffered an accident during the family’s ski holiday in Lech Austria. The Dutch queen gave an update about her daughter to royal fans.
The 44-year-old royal told during an appearance on local television show “Hart van Nederland” that her middle daughter was “a fighter.” She and her48-year-old husband added that they were “very proud” of Alexia. “She’s getting better by the day. Although she finds the fact that she can’t walk without crutches or do physical activities frustrating,” the royal said.
The princess met with an accident during the family’s annual ski holiday in Austria in February. A palace spokesperson confirmed that she was immediately rushed to hospital in Innsbruck via helicopter. The operation was a success and carried out with no complications.
The press office of the Dutch royal family announced later that the princess was likely to remain hospitalized for the next few days. Alexia underwent the surgery the same day she injured her right thigh. The princess is second-in-line to the Netherlands throne.
Her dad told earlier that she knew that the injury was only temporary and that she would be better in a couple of weeks. The surgeon, who operated Alexia, Michiel van Trommel told local newspaper De Telegraaf that the former was focusing on her recovery.
The doctor said that Alexia could have damaged her bone in the worst case which would have hampered her growth, but she will not have long-term physical damage. He added that in children and young people, fractures have different characteristics to adults.
Maxima, Willem-Alexander and their three daughters posed for official portraits on the slopes. Alexia was pictured playing in the snow with her sisters Princess Catharina-Amalia, 12, and Princess Ariane, eight.