Joachim even received a special visitor: his older brother, Crown Prince Frederik

By Stephanie Petit
August 12, 2020 01:45 PM
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Prince Joachim and Prince Frederik
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Prince Joachim of Denmark is continuing his recovery from home.

The 51-year-old royal has returned to his summer home, Château de Cayx in France, after undergoing brain surgery on July 24. To help lift his spirits, his older brother Crown Prince Frederik paid him a visit — and the two posed for an outdoor photo shared by the Danish royal family on Instagram Wednesday.

"Prince Joachim is still in fast recovery, but still needs peace around him," the royal house said in the caption.

Joachim was admitted to Toulouse University Hospital in France last month, where he was immediately taken into surgery for a blood clot in his brain. A few days after the successful surgery, he was moved out of the intensive care unit to continue his recovery.

The Royal House announced in a statement that the prince was expected to make a full recovery.

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim

The prince and his wife, French-born Princess Marie, previously took the time to thank the public for their outpouring of support following the news of Joachim's sudden hospitalization.

"Prince Joachim and Princess Marie would like to thank you for the support and the many warm greetings they have received in recent days," says the statement. "This means a lot."

Joachim's mother, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, added her own thanks "for all the sympathy that has been shown to the royal family."

Prince Joachim

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Prince Joachim, who is Queen Margrethe's youngest son, and Princess Marie wed in May 2008 and have two children: son Henrik, 11, and daughter Athena, 8.

The royal – who is a year younger than his brother, Crown Prince Frederick - also has two sons, Felix, 18, and Nikolai, 20, from his first marriage to Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg, who he divorced in 2005.