web tracker

Denmark’s Prince Henrik dies at 83

In World

Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe, has died at the age of 83, the Royal House has announced.

The prince died “peacefully in his sleep” at Fredensborg Castle, north of Copenhagen, it said. Queen Margrethe and their two sons were at his side.

The French-born prince had been transferred from hospital to the castle to spend his final days there.

He was admitted to hospital late last month with a lung infection, and was diagnosed with dementia in 2017.

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

She became queen in 1972 and over the years Prince Henrik made no secret that he was unhappy at being named as prince rather than king.

He spoke with a thick French accent, and was known for his love of food, wine and poetry.

Join Our Newsletter!

Love Daynight? We love to tell you about our new stuff. Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

Weather havoc : Death toll risen, rains to continue

The Disaster Management Centre says that the adverse weather has hit 19 districts affecting around 126,000. The death toll

Read More...

Eva Wanasundara sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

Supreme Court Judge, Mrs. Eva Wanasundara has been sworn in as Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena at

Read More...

New dress code for pregnant teachers

The Education Ministry has introduced a special dress code for expectant teachers from today based on a decision taken

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu