Denmark’s Prince Henrik dies at Eighty three


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Media captionQueen Margrethe married Prince Henrik in 1967

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe who modified into once infamous for his public sadness at never being named king, has died at the age of Eighty three.

The controversial French-born prince had returned to Fredensborg Castle, north of Copenhagen, after being in scientific institution with a lung an infection.

His flamboyant style modified into once both loved and criticised by Danes.

Frustrated with his royal title, he presented in 2017 that he didn’t are seeking to be buried next to his spouse.

The queen, 77, is asserted to have authorized her husband’s decision, which broke a 459-year-extinct tradition of burying royal spouses together.

She already has a specially-built sarcophagus in a cathedral west of Copenhagen the set the remains of Danish royals are buried.

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Prince Henrik spoke with a thick French accent, and modified into once known for his take care of of food, wine and poetry

The prince, who modified into once diagnosed with dementia final year, died “peacefully in his sleep” at the fortress, the Royal Dwelling presented. Queen Margrethe and their two sons have been at his aspect

No plans for his funeral have been presented.

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Prince Henrik modified into once born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat in 1934, and married the then-crown princess Margrethe in 1967.

She grew to became queen in 1972 and over the years Prince Henrik made no secret that he modified into once sad at being denied the title of king.

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Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at the Anglo-Danish Society’s Jubilee dinner in London in 1974

Many Danes disliked him for that, seeing it as a ticket of an arrogant man hungry for recognition.

In Denmark, a princess traditionally becomes queen when her husband takes the throne, but a man doesn’t became king if his spouse becomes queen.

But in most modern years, many young people opinion his manner represented a ruin from the norms of cultural uniformity in Danish society.

In 2016, he retired from official obligations, renouncing the title of Prince Consort. In the time since, he modified into once in most cases in France at his private vineyard.

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Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe pictured in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2015

He spoke with a thick French accent and modified into once known for his take care of of food, wine and poetry.

Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe have two sons – Crown Prince Frederick and Prince Joachim.

Crown Prince Frederick returned from the Iciness Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea final week to be with his in downhearted health father.