Friday 19 October 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Legendary singer Ayub Bachhu passes away
  • Dhaka, Riyadh sign 5 MoUs
  • Govt forms taskforce for physical arrangements
  • NBR rolling out e-fiscal devices to check VAT evasion
  • Bangladesh moves down in global competitiveness index
  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
14 February, 2018 11:16:36 AM

Print

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Independent Online Desk
Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies
Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, had revealed he did not want to be buried next to his wife because he was never made her equal

Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday. He was 83.

"His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died Tuesday, February 13 at 23:18 at Fredensborg Castle", a royal residence about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Copenhagen, surrounded by his wife and their two sons, the palace statement said.

The palace had warned Tuesday that the prince, who had been in hospital since January 28 for a lung infection, had returned home "to spend his last days".

Born Henri Marie Jean Andre de Laborde de Monpezat on June 11, 1934 in Talence, near Bordeaux, the count married Margrethe, heir to the Danish throne, in June 1967.

Margrethe was crowned in January 1972 and Henrik made no secret of his disappointment that his royal title was never changed to king, which did little to endear him to the Danish people.

He was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017.

The prince retired from public service in 2016, and the following year he revealed that he did not want to be buried next to his wife because he was never made her equal.

Royal couples are traditionally buried together in Roskilde Cathedral, west of Copenhagen.

The palace statement did not say where the prince would be buried.

AFP

SI

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
Left-leaning parties want to move alone avoiding Awami League and the BNP alliance ahead of national polls. Do you think the move will help Bangladesh democracy?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 50.0%
No 50.0%
No Comment 0.0%
Video
More World News Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting