In the church of Christiansborg Castle, in the centre of Copenhagen, the Danish queen Margrethe II said goodbye to her husband, prince Henrik. Who died last Tuesday at age 83.
The prince would not staatsbegrafenis, hence were for the uitvaartplechtigheid only 60 guests invited. Except members of the Danish royal family, of Henriks French family and employees of the court, there were few notables.
Prince Henrik is now cremated. Other than that the Danish royal family the habit is, he would not in the Roskilde cathedral to be buried. A part of his ashes will be over the sea”, another part will be in an urn in the garden of the palace Fredensborg, north of Copenhagen, will be saved. There he spent his last days of life.
Queen Margrethe married Henrik in 1967. In 1972 she became monarch. The couple has two sons, in addition to Frederik also Joachim.
Until his last years denounced Henrik that he, as the husband of a queen is not the title of king was able to obtain.