Prince Henrik of Denmark has passed away

Prince Henrik of Denmark has passed away

The statement added the Queen and their two sons were at his side when he died at about 11.18pm, on Tuesday.

Prince Henrik of Denmark has died.

Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, stood out from the Danish royal family for not hiding his personal views on matters of the realm, including most famously seeking a more prominent title. Would you like to end your life at home as Prince Henrik did if you can? In the 1980s, he famously remarked that he wanted to receive a paycheck instead of relying on the queen.

The law was eventually changed to give him roughly 10 percent of the annual allocation Parliament makes to royals each year.

He met then Danish Crown Princess Margrethe at a dinner party in London 1965 where she was studying. It did not suit him to stand in the shadow of his wife, where he was sometimes confined to answering the questions of journalists: "I share Her Majesty's view".

Princess Mary, her husband Prince Frederik and their four children, were photographed arriving at the hospital on Tuesday, where they accompanied the prince back to Fredensborg Castle.


The Royal Danish House had announced later that Prince Henrik was suffering from dementia.

He had already in 2016 withdrawn from many of his official duties, and no longer had the title prince consort.

Henri became Henrik and converted to Denmark's state Lutheran Church. "I didn't marry The Queen to get buried at Roskilde", he commented on the interment arrangement.

In a 2002 interview, the prince again stunned the people of Denmark, saying he felt he had been sidelined by his wife and his son. "This discontent has grown more and more in recent years", the palace's communications chief, Lene Balleby, previously told the tabloid BT (The Guardian).

After a 2009 Danish referendum supported the equality of the sexes in the royal succession, Henrik remarked: "I hope that men will be as equal as girls", spurring further debate and briefly finding support in parliament in favour of allowing Prince Henrik the title of king.

The prince moved to Denmark in 1967 ahead of his June wedding to the then-crown princess, but found having to play a supporting role hard.

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