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Title: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 14, 2018, 03:47:37 am
Hans Kongelige Højhed Prins Henrik afgået

 http://kongehuset.dk/nyheder/hans-kongelige-hoejhed-prins-henrik-afgaaet-ved-doeden


It was announced by the Royal Danish House today that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark has died at the age of 83. He was the husband of Queen Margrethe and father to Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.
http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/denmark/breaking-news-prince-henrik-of-denmark-dies-at-the-age-of-83-95716


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Alexandrine on February 14, 2018, 06:19:58 am
RIP


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: beline on February 14, 2018, 06:40:12 am
RIP.

It must be quite hard for Queen Margrethe. Henrik had a strong personnality but their marriage was a love match. They celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary last year and were still clearly in love.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Rosella on February 14, 2018, 08:06:19 am
Henrik's last couple of years were troubled by health issues and a mental decline. However, only months after the diagnosis of Alzheimer's, death came mercifully quickly and that was good. He's at peace now and for his loving family that's a little consolation I'm sure. He will be missed, especially by Queen Daisy and the grandchildren, that's for sure.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: sanka on February 14, 2018, 08:11:22 am
Rest in peace Prince Henrick.



Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Alexandrine on February 14, 2018, 08:29:47 am
Beline any info on the funeral?


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: DuchessChandelier on February 14, 2018, 11:23:35 am
Private funeral at Christiansborg Palace church. He will be cremated and half his ashes scattered at sea, half buried in an urn in private garden at Fredensborg. The funeral will be held February 20th at 10 o'clock.

Poor Daisy... She is having the worst Valentine's Day ever. Prince Henrik will be missed. What a colourful, charismatic personality! I feel for the grandkids who have lost their beloved grandpapa.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Rosella on February 14, 2018, 11:38:13 am
When Henrik began to develop dementia (as we now know) he stated categorically that he did not want to lie with his wife in their specially designed sarcophagus in the Cathedral, so I guess these arrangements are the best compromise possible.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 14, 2018, 12:21:58 pm
Very sad news for the family. It is nice that they could all make it to see him. Seems like he was waiting to go home to pass. Wish them all the best, it's a terrible time when someone beloved passes.

I suppose the hideous sarcophagus will be disposed of and Daisy will have new arrangements made for herself? (the Cathedral is inevitable for her from what I understand, but at least a nicer looking sarcophagus, and one that isn't made for two).

It is nice that they honour his wish. I just wonder how "there" he was when he started to protest against their previously made joint arrangement..


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: MOSAIC on February 14, 2018, 12:50:43 pm

RIP Prince Hendrik.  I'm glad he was granted his wish and made it home to Fredensborg, with his whole family having a chance to say goodbye.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Alexandrine on February 14, 2018, 01:04:50 pm
Thank you duchess

I am sad for daisy that he will not be buried with her. I do not get it.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 14, 2018, 01:06:28 pm
^ Same. But the idea occurred to me that as he's being cremated, a third part could be split and put with her when the time comes?


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 14, 2018, 02:14:56 pm
Don't seem like he wants to be buried with Dasisy  at all,but they could split his ashes in three ,but they must respect the man wishes
Quote
Prince Henrik’s official funeral arrangements

Prince Henrik’s funeral will be at Christiansborg Palace Church on February 20th at 11 o'clock. The Prince will be cremated, and half of the ashes will be spread in Danish waters. The other half will be buried in the private palace garden at Fredensborg Palace.

The funeral will be attended by close family and few others. It will not be a state funeral.

All of this was Henrik’s personal wish.

The Prince’s casket will publicly be transported from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg Palace at 10 o'clock tomorrow, Thursday, where the royal family will follow the hearse.

Tomorrow, Thursday, there will also be a salut from Battery Sixtus at Holmen in Copenhagen.

The Danish Court is still uncertain if there will be a public memorial stone.

The Danish Court will not disclose the cause of death, but informs that they have previously stated that he suffered complications and that ‘the prince was an old man’.

So informs the Danish Royal Court house at a press briefing.
http://europeanmonarchies.tumblr.com/post/170867046913/prince-henriks-official-funeral-arrangements


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 14, 2018, 02:52:42 pm
^ Indeed, they absolutely must respect his wishes.

Margrethe just came out to greet the members of the public who have shown up and left flowers outside of Fredensborg Palace.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWAH3tSXkAIdnUc.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWAH3tLWkAAcRUw.jpg

Prince Henrik takes his resentment at playing second fiddle to the grave: Queen Margrethe's husband will be cremated after he refused to be buried in sarcophagus he would share with her after years of bitterness at not being made king

    Denmark's Prince Henrik died 'peacefully in his sleep' on Tuesday, February 13 at 11.18pm at the age of 83
    His wife Queen Margrethe II and their children Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim were at his bedside
    Henrik had been diagnosed with dementia last year and was hospitalised late last month with a lung infection
    He had long complained of not being the social equal of his wife or Frederik, who is in line to become king


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5389057/Denmarks-Prince-Henrik-dead-83.html


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: beline on February 14, 2018, 06:11:14 pm
RIP Prince Henrik.

I would not be surprised if another part of his ashes is quietly kept to be interred in Roskilde with Margrethe, when the times come.



Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Little light on February 14, 2018, 07:19:10 pm
I never knew he had Alzheimer's. That may explain his resentment at not being made king. I know some people who have this disease may have an alteration in theor personality. Not all, but some.

That aside, he's now at rest and that torment of seeing their beloved struggle with this disease will be lessened.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 14, 2018, 08:21:43 pm
^^ That was my thought too, that they might quietly have a part of him in the Cathedral with Daisy.

^ They made his Alzheimer's public last autumn or winter, late last year either way, and it certainly explains quite a lot and who knows how long he had it, how long it took to be diagnosed and how long they could cover it up until they had to make it public. Very sad. The good thing I'd say for Henrik was that he didn't have to suffer for too long and was also walking on his own until recently. That's pretty good in anyone's book, right?

Whilst his passing is devastating for the whole family, I'm especially thinking of Daisy and hope she'll be able to cope well. I don't follow the Danes too closely so have no clue, I just know that some spouses kind of falter when they lose their other half and I know that Daisy's and Henrik's relationship is said to be a great love story, so hope she is able to handle this well and live her life..


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: dianab on February 14, 2018, 09:25:29 pm
such a good-looking couple they made!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49324FC800000578-5389057-Margrethe_and_Henrik_are_pictured_with_their_two_children_Prince-a-26_1518604951460.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49324EA000000578-5389057-Prince_Henrik_the_French_born_husband_of_Danish_monarch_Queen_Ma-a-20_1518604951173.jpg

Queen M looks great here - and Elizabeth as always frumpy and charmless...
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49315E5500000578-5389057-Prince_Henrik_pictured_with_Queen_Elizabeth_II_Prince_Phillip_an-a-13_1518604950490.jpg

I think Scandinavian royal families so normal next to Windsors that appears to live in their own bubble


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 14, 2018, 10:14:20 pm
^ I never got the "Liz was frumpy" comments, and even now I often think "What? No, why?!", but then I see pics like this, pics of her next to her peers (at those periods in time) and totally get the "frumpy" comments. Seems like Liz stuck too long to e.g. materials that weren't quite "in" anymore, and sticking with cuts that were a bit more whimsical or romantic than the clearer and cleaner lines..?

Anyway, seeing these pics of Daisy and Henrik (and not being very familiar with them), I have to say they were both good looking and made a beautiful couple!
Here's another set of pics

(The first two are especially lovely)
https://instagram.com/p/BfMKyHSBTd-/

https://instagram.com/p/BfMJmXcgv0G/

(Careful with this one below!)
https://instagram.com/p/BfLd5CEl1Uk/

(They shared a serious love of cigarettes...)
https://instagram.com/p/BfLevJSnaFG/

https://instagram.com/p/BfKrtihla_U/

https://instagram.com/p/BfMGZsKHPzD/

Beautiful couple
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49327F6E00000578-5389057-Queen_Margrethe_of_Denmark_is_pictured_with_Henrik_at_the_Anglo_-a-28_1518604951529.jpg

This one is especially lovely, with Fred in 1968 (after his birth), he was a handsome man!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49324EF700000578-5389057-Henrik_is_pictured_with_Frederik_in_1968-a-25_1518604951459.jpg


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Joanna on February 15, 2018, 11:56:49 am
Very saddening indeed. May he rest in peace. Lovely photos and beautiful couple!


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Rosella on February 15, 2018, 12:49:44 pm
The Fail had an article on the Danish royals including Queen Daisy going out to see the floral tributes outside the Palace as well as photos of the family together over the years and Henrik's coffin leaving the Palace. The commenters in the Fail online are truly nut jobs, inferring that because Queen Margrethe was graciously smiling in some photos that she was ecstatic that her husband was dead. Their colossal ignorance and snide remarks on any subject to do with Royal life just shows what sort of people they are, IMO.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: Alexandrine on February 15, 2018, 01:11:43 pm
Daisy is old school. She will never show her emeotions in public.


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: dianab on February 15, 2018, 01:40:57 pm
mary has a  (very) regal and elegant presence... the queen elizabeth(since she was a young woman), camila, kate and meghan are NOTHING like that


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 15, 2018, 02:10:01 pm
Denmark's Queen Margrethe is cheered by floral tributes to husband Prince Henrik as his coffin is taken to a chapel ahead of funeral on Tuesday after palace said it would respect his wish to be cremated because he was never made king

    The coffin of Prince Henrik was carried from Fredensborg Palace to a chapel in the north of Copenhagen
    Queen Margrethe II smiled as she looked at the floral tributes to her husband who died on Tuesday aged 83
    The royals say they will respect Henrik's wish to be cremated rather than share a tomb with Queen Margrethe
    Their children Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim were at his bedside when he died peacefully
    Henrik had been diagnosed with dementia last year and was hospitalised late last month with a lung infection
    He had long complained of not being the social equal of his wife or Frederik, who is in line to become king


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5394903/Denmarks-Queen-Margrethe-sees-flowers-Prince-Henrik.html


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: dianab on February 15, 2018, 03:48:31 pm
This one is especially lovely, with Fred in 1968 (after his birth), he was a handsome man!
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/10/49324EF700000578-5389057-Henrik_is_pictured_with_Frederik_in_1968-a-25_1518604951459.jpg
seriously handsome! totally looks like a movie star from that time!

more of couple:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfMlaIpA_M0/?tagged=princehenrik
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfLCI4FBl23/?tagged=princehenrik
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfN6-DVBHvy/?taken-by=royaltyintime


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 17, 2018, 02:28:16 pm
Prince Henrik's coffin is draped in a Danish flag and taken on a stately procession to the Christiansborg Palace after his family pay their private respects

    Coffin of Denmark's Prince Henrik arrived at Christiansborg Palace today after his family paid their respects
    Henrik died aged 83 on Tuesday at the Fredensborg Palace. His coffin was then taken on a stately procession
    Draped in a Danish flag bearing the royal coat of arms, thousands lined the streets as the hearse left palace
    Procession followed by Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim and family members


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5401567/Denmarks-Prince-Henriks-coffin-arrives-palace.html


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 17, 2018, 06:28:26 pm
Danish Royals and thousands of Danes bid farewell to Prince Henrik as his casket goes on display at Copenhagen chapel ahead of private funeral

    Coffin of Denmark's Prince Henrik arrived at Christiansborg Palace today after his family paid their respects
    His casket has been on display with thousand of people lining the streets to say farewell to the Prince 
    Henrik died aged 83 on Tuesday at the Fredensborg Palace. His coffin was then taken on a stately procession
    Procession followed by Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim and family members


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5403799/Royals-ordinary-Danes-bid-farewell-Prince-Henrik.html


Title: Re: Prince Henrick died age 83
Post by: HRHOlya on February 20, 2018, 01:18:39 pm
Prince Henrik’s funeral takes place in Copenhagen

Around 60 guests attended the service

http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/denmark/prince-henriks-funeral-takes-place-in-copenhagen-96643



Prince Henrik funeral: Danish royals mourn Queen Margrethe's husband in Copenhagen

DANISH royals attended the funeral of Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, in Copenhagen this afternoon.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/921384/Prince-Henrik-funeral-pictures-Danish-royal-family-news-Queen-Margrethe



Danish royals attend private funeral for Prince Henrik

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/danish-royals-attend-private-funeral-prince-henrik-53214089