Crown Prince Frederik has fractured his cervical spine while trampolining at a private event and had to cancel his participation today in an official event for Danish Olympic athletes.
Denmark’s royal household says the 48-year-old heir to the throne will wear a cervical collar for the next 12 weeks.
Court spokeswoman Lene Balleby said the accident would not make him cancel other ceremonial duties.
Frederik, the oldest son of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe, holds no political power. An avid sportsman, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. The father of four is married to Tasmanian woman Mary Donaldson.
The royal family is hugely popular in Denmark and the monarchy enjoys widespread support.