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Crown Prince Frederik steps out for the first time after his skiing accident

The royal was rushed to hospital earlier this week.

By Jess Pullar
Crown Prince Frederik has stepped out for the first time following a shock skiing accident, which has left him a little worse for wear.
The Danish royal was rushed to hospital earlier this week when he sustained an injury while skiing in Switzerland.
He later underwent surgery, and appears to be well on the way to making a full recovery - but not without a couple of battle scars.
Can relate! Crown Prince Frederik has stepped out for the first time since undergoing surgery on his shoulder following a skiing accident. (Getty)
Stepping out for an official (and rather appropriate) engagement in Aabenraa, Denmark, Princess Mary's husband visited a hospital whilst wearing a rather visible arm sling.
Albeit sheepish to be back in a first aid vicinity so soon, Frederik was in good spirits as he told media he was well on the road to recovery.
Jokingly, the Prince told one patient when asked how he hurt his arm that he "drove off a cliff".
In some capacity, the statement has truth to it!
Luckily, it seems like the Prince can joke about the ordeal now! (Getty)
The palace confirmed the Prince's injury via a formal statement released this week, which read: "His Royal Highness The Crown Prince suffered a minor injury in the left shoulder last week in connection with skiing in Switzerland."
"The Crown Prince has therefore today been examined and treated at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
"The treatment consisted of an uncomplicated operation, which proceeded according to plan. The shoulder injury does not affect the Crown Prince's official program."
The Crown Prince was skiing in Switzerland when the accident occurred.
The 51-year-old would no doubt have been enjoying some quality time with his family in Switzerland - his four children, Prince Christian, 14, Princess Isabella, 12, and eight-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine have temporarily moved to the Central European country while they attend boarding school.
Wife Mary, 48, has moved with her children, while Frederik has visited his family whenever he can between official engagements in their home country of Denmark.
The exciting Swiss chapter for the young royals began in January, when it was revealed they would study at the Lemania-Verbier International School for its 12-week spring term.
The royal parents previously explained the decision to send their children to the school for the short stint, citing a wish for them to receive an "international experience".

Keen skiers, the family began the journey with an official photo call on the slopes, as seen above.
We're pleased to hear (and see!) the Danish father on the mend following his accident - but perhaps he might be taking a step back from the snow for a little while.
Get well soon, Frederik!
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