Throughout his whole life, Prince Henrik actively occupied himself with a number of artistic forms of expression, both as a poet and sculptor. On 10 June 1967, Princess Margrethe was married to Henri Marie Jean André greve de Laborde de Monpezat, who after the wedding was addressed by the title of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark. Doctors diagnosed Henrik with pneumonia at the end of January while he was traveling in Egypt. aa1publiceret_-_cf005127-bw-fr-2-gray_d17-21158_1.0_billede_37torbeneskerod_0.jpg. Through the years, Prince Henrik worked together with The Queen for Denmark and Danish interests and headed up more than 100 inbound and outward-bound state visits in Denmark and many parts of the world. 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Henrik, who retired from royal duties in January 2016, said that his lack of a king title has made him feel unequal in his marriage, and that he feels disrespected by his wife because of it. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Before his marriage, he served in the French Army in the Alergian War, and worked for the French Foreign Affairs ministry at the French Embassy in London. I do not care.”. Carrying a grudge to the literal grave might not sound like a sensible idea to most people but Prince Henrik of Denmark has made it clear that is what he intends to do. She added: “For the prince, the decision not to be buried beside the queen is the natural consequence of not having been treated equally to his spouse - by not having the title and role he has desired”. After the study stay ended, Prince Henrik performed his military service in Algeria from 1959 until 1962 during the Algerian War. I didn’t marry the Queen to be buried at Roskilde”. Credit: On Friday, Feb. 9, Henrik’s son, Prince Frederick, rushed home from the Winter Olympics to be by his ailing father’s side. The sculpture was crafted by The Prince. 'It is her that is making a fool of me,' says Prince, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. “Poetry takes us closer to the true nature of the world, in poetry we can approach the eternal questions such as love, loneliness and death.”. He was surrounded by his wife and their two sons, a palace statement said. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Despite still being married to the queen and still officially living together, he has rarely been seen in public since then and has instead spent the majority of his time at his private vineyard in France. My wife hasn’t shown me the respect an ordinary wife should show her spouse.”, He even said that she made a “fool” of him by not giving the title of king — which, for the record, is not traditionally given to husbands of monarchs. Credit: “My wife has decided that she would like to be Queen, and I’m very pleased with that,” he said. Likewise, The Prince's great interest in cuisine was known by many. Last week, the Royal Danish House's director of communications told tabloid BT: “It is no secret that the prince for many years has been unhappy with his role and the title he has been awarded in the Danish monarchy. Through the years, Prince Henrik participated in working meetings and travelled to many parts of the world in behalf of these organizations. In 2017, Henrik said he refused to be buried next to his wife after announcing that she made a “fool” of him by not giving the title of king. So I declared without any evasions that I loved her. In the airplane on the way home from Scotland, they got to sit beside each other, and in the following period they met up in London. In 1939, the family returned to the family home le Cayrou in Cahors. | Prince Henrik, who is known by the media as “the world’s grumpiest royal”, retired from most official duties last year and renounced his title of Prince Consort. Denmark's Prince Henrik, Who Refused to Be Buried Next to His Wife the Queen, Dies at 83 this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. It was at this time, a spring evening in 1965, that Prince Henrik met the then-Danish Successor to the Throne, Princess Margrethe, at a dinner party at the home of mutual friends in London. They have two children, Crown Prince Frederik, 49, and Prince Joachim, 48. Leisure time and the artistic work DENMARK’S Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe, has passed away aged 83. Henrick married Queen Margrethe II in June 1967 in Copenhagen. Henrik also had an affinity for poetry, which he wrote in his native language, French. 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Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Stay up to date on the latest vote tallies as compiled by The Associated Press' nationwide team, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, First-Time Voters Across the Country Share Why the 2020 Election Matters to Them. At that time, the North African country was a French colony. “Finished. In a suburb of Bordeaux in the town Talence, Henri Marie Jean André greve de Laborde de Monpezat was born on 11 June 1934. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, made headlines for his displeasure with the title, retired from royal duties in January 2016, according to DR, a Danish broadcast network. That declaration she liked.” In October 1966, the couple became engaged. Prince Henrik of Denmark launches bizarre rant about wife Queen 'It is her that is making a fool of me,' says Prince. The future Prince of Denmark was born in his grandmother’s house but moved shortly thereafter to French Indochina, the present-day Vietnam, where his father attended to the family interests in the industrial enterprises which The Prince’s grandfather had established at the turn of the century. But as a human being she needs to know that if a man and wife are married, they are equal.”. 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The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Get push notifications with news, features and more. He said: “It is her that is making a fool of me. At age 14, Prince Henrik continued his education at Cahors Gymnasium and was there until he, at 16, returned to Hanoi, where he graduated from Hanoi’s French Gymnasium in 1952. In 1957, Prince Henrik studied oriental languages in Hong Kong, and afterwards, in 1958, he had a study stay in Saigon. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. 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