Prince Henrik, 83, Dies: MUST-READ Facts about Husband of Danish Monarch Queen Margrethe

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Prince Henrik, 83, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe died during the sleep on Tuesday, NY Daily News stated.

Read more about the life of Prince Henrik on Nexter.org.

Death

In recent years, Prince Henrik was feeling bad, he was hospitalized several times. September 6, 2017, he was diagnosed with dementia.

In early 2018, he went to a hospital in Egypt, then in Denmark, he was diagnosed with a benign tumor on his left lung.

On February 9, the Royal House announced that Prince Henrik’s condition had deteriorated significantly.

At that time, he was in South Korea as a member of the International Olympic Committee.


Source: hellomagazine.com

“His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep …,” the statement said. “Her Majesty the Queen and the two sons were at his side.”

Earlier, he has announced that he didn’t want to be buried near Queen Margrethe as he was unhappy she had never seen him as her equal.


Source: People

Fascinating facts about Henrik’s life

Prince Henrik (born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat) was born June 11, 1934, in the French city of Talence.

The first five years of his life he spent in Vietnam, where his father worked. He was educated privately at home, later Prince Henrik studied at a boarding school in Bordeaux.

At the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, he studied jurisprudence and political science, and also paid special attention to Chinese and Vietnamese.

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Source: The Local Denmark

Also, he served in the French army during the Algerian War and worked in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He wrote poetry in French, Greenlandic and Danish. Some of his works were published. He was a polyglot and spoke his native French, Danish, English, Chinese and Vietnamese languages.

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Source: royalcentral.co.uk

Henry married Princess Margrethe II on June 10, 1967. After that, he moved from Roman Catholicism to Lutheranism and changed his name to the Danish form of Henrik and became His Royal Highness Prince Henrik.

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In 1962 he passed the exam and entered the Asian Department of the French Foreign Ministry.

From 1963 to 1967 – the third secretary of the French Embassy in London (Great Britain).

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Source: laprensa.hn

Together with Queen Margrethe II, they had two sons: Crown Prince Frederick (born in 1968) and Prince Joachim (born in 1969).

Margrethe came to the throne after the death of her father in 1972. In 2005, Henrik renounced the title Prince Consort, and in 2008, both sons of the Royal family received the title “Count of Monpezat”.

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