Prince Henrik of Denmark dies, refused to be buried next to his queen

The French-born prince has been sad with his title since being named prince consort — slightly than king consort — upon the couple’s marriage in 1967.

“It’s no secret that the prince for a few years has been sad with his function and the title he has been awarded within the Danish monarchy. This discontent has grown increasingly in recent times,” the palace’s communications chief, Lene Balleby, informed Danish tabloid BT in August final 12 months.

“For the prince, the choice not to be buried beside the queen is the pure consequence of not having been handled equally to his partner — by not having the title and function he has desired.”

Balleby added that the choice had been accepted by the queen.

CNN contacted the Danish Royal Home for touch upon the place Prince Henrik will be buried, however didn’t obtain an instantaneous reply.

Queen Margrethe, 77, continues to be anticipated to be buried on the Roskilde Cathedral in a sarcophagus created by Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard.

Household by his aspect

Queen Margrethe and the couple’s two sons, Prince Frederick and Prince Joachim, had been with Prince Henrik when he died on the royal residence Fredensborg Palace, on the Danish island of Zealand, a palace assertion stated.

After being hospitalized for a lung an infection final month, the prince was discharged Tuesday to spend his “final days” at house, in accordance to Danish media.

The prince, who retired from public life final 12 months, was born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat in a suburb of Bordeaux, France, in 1934.

Prince Henrik enjoys a drink with Queen Margrethe at their summer residence in Caix, France, 2006.

In his early 30s, Prince Henrik labored within the Asia part of the French Ministry of Affairs on the French embassy in London. It was throughout this time, in 1965, that he first met then-Princess Margrethe at a cocktail party of mutual associates.

They had been engaged in 1966 and married the next 12 months.

In a interval of mourning, the Royal Household won’t take part in “social or entertaining occasions” till March 14, the household stated in an announcement.

A earlier model of this text misspelled Lene Balleby’s household identify and neglected a phrase in her second quote. Each errors have been corrected.

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