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Danish Royal Court announces Prince Henrik does not wish be buried in Roskilde Cathedral with his wife

The Danish Royal Court announced today that Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, does not wish to be buried in Roskilde Cathedral, the traditional burial site of the Kings and Queens of Denmark. This also means that a joint sarcophagus, which has already been made by sculptor  Bjørn Nørgaard, will either not be used at all, or will only be used by Queen Margrethe II when the times comes.

Her Majesty The Queen has known about the Prince’s decision for a while and is in agreement with it. It had been suggested by Danish media that the Prince might wish to be buried in his native France, but that is incorrect. The Danish Royal Court confirms that the Prince will be buried in Denmark but gives no further details.

In an interview with BT Lene Balleby, Head of Communications at the Court, says that the decision of the Prince has its root in him not being given the titles and position he feels entitled to and since he’s not treated as an equal to the Queen he doesn’t want to rest beside her.

Prince Henrik of Denmark has been married to the then Princess Margrethe since 1967, and the couple has two sons, Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (born 1969) and eight grandchildren. Margrethe II succeeded as Queen of Denmark upon the death of her father in 1972. Prince Henrik has often complained about not being King, as the wives of Kings are usually Queens. In 2005, he was given the title “Prince Consort”, which he gave up in 2016 as part of his retirement. Henrik said in an interview, “It angers me that I am discriminated against. Denmark, which is seemingly known as an avid defender of gender equality, apparently, is ready to be considered useless husbands their wives.”

The change in title was at first not officially announced, but he was listed on his biography page of the Danish Royal Family’s official website as simply ‘Prins Henrik’ and also on the guest list for the Mexican state visit gala. It was later confirmed by Lene Balleby, to TV2.

Prince Henrik in his desire – in continuation of his retirement – changed his title to the less formal Prince Henrik. HRH seems that the title is better suited to his current situation as a pensioner,” she told the media outlet. 

  • Hairball

    He is either being a royal asshole or has dementia.

    • Elizabeth Pease

      Reads to me as 50/50. Half asshole and half demented. He knew when he married her, he would only be Prince Consort someday. He should have had a discussion with his father-in- law about it.

  • Daisymay

    Omg I can’t believe that he’d do that to the love of his life what’s wrong with the man…that’s so awful she must be devastated……he needs a good kick in the pants.

    • Elizabeth Pease

      Front where the groin is or the back where his ass is?

      • Daisymay

        Where it hurts most.? Although the way he’s been behaving lately I wouldn’t be surprised if he was suffering from Dementia .why would you cause such hurt yo someone you love.

        • Elizabeth Pease

          Perhaps, in his present state of mind the only one he loves is himself.

  • Debra Ranson

    Basic history…you aren’t the king when you marry the reigning monarch….I’d be putting your behind in the “tower” if I were your wife….

  • Debbie Valenta

    A king outranks a queen pretty much EVERYWHERE, so if you’re not actually THE hereditary ruler, of course you’re going to be given the title of Prince Consort. I’m not sure what makes Prince Painintheass think he’s better than everyone else, except maybe that he’s French.

    • B Stannard

      The same situation applies to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He has not complained and he and Queen Elizabeth have been married for 70 years.

  • pamela traves

    He can not be a King! He sounds very childess!

  • jd.xy

    He’s an awful self centred pompous old egomaniac . If he feels so hard done by then it is high time that he pay back all the Kroner that went into his restored chateaux in the south of France. He has always been a bit of a thorn in the side of the Royal family but this is tops, insulting and ungrateful. Back to France with you Henri.

  • Frank Van Der Heijden

    First World Problems….

  • It is me again!

    Insulting his wife because the law doesn’t allow him to have the title of the sovereign sounds very petty. They should just get a divorce and be done with it.

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