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HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark, The Prince Consort, has died at. at Fredensborg Palace on the evening of February 13, 2018.


Prince Henrik of Denmark (born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat (June 11, 1934 – February 13, 2018)was the husband and consort of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Henrik was born in the French commune of Talence to the old French family the Laborde de Monpezats. His family had spent many years in Vietnam, but left the country following the defeat of the French in the First Indochina War. After being educated in France, Henrik served in the French Army during Algerian War. Prior to his marriage with Margrethe, he worked in the diplomatic service. Henrik married Margrethe at the Church of Holmen on 10 June 1967 and became her consort when she succeeded her father, King Frederick IX, as monarch of Denmark on 14 January 1972.

He had two sons, Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim(born 1969). He had eight grandchildren. Throughout his time as Prince consort, Henrik voiced his displeasure with fact that he never received the title of King.

The Queen and Prince Henrik had two children and eight grandchildren:

I. Crown Prince Frederik, born on 26 May 1968 at Rigshospitalet, with Crown Princess Mary:
* Prince Christian, born on 15 October 2005 at Rigshospitalet
* Princess Isabella, born on 21 April 2007 at Rigshospitalet
* Prince Vincent, born on 8 January 2011 at Rigshospitalet
* Princess Josephine, born on 8 January 2011 at Rigshospitalet

II. Prince Joachim, born on 7 June 1969 at Rigshospitalet, with Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg:
* Prince Nikolai, born on 28 August 1999 at Rigshospitalet
* Prince Felix, born on 22 July 2002 at Rigshospitalet
* Prince Joachim, with Princess Marie:
* Prince Henrik, born on 4 May 2009 at Rigshospitalet
* Princess Athena, born on 24 January 2012 at Rigshospitalet

On 13 February 2018, he was transferred from the Rigshospitalet to Fredensborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Court stated he wishes to spend the remaining days of his life. The Royal Court added that the condition of the Prince remains serious. On February 14, 2018, it was announced that Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep at Fredensborg Palace on the evening of February 13 surrounded by his wife and their two sons.