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Prince Henrik of Denmark discharged from hospital

After more than a week without any news of Prince Henrik’s health, the Danish Royal Court has announced that Prince Henrik has been discharged from hospital in Copenhagen. The Prince was hospitalised during his holiday in France and had been there since August 13. It’s the second time in only a few weeks that the Prince has received medical care at the hospital.

The reason for the hospitalisation was due to progressive pain following surgery that the Prince had in mid-July. During the operation, the Prince’s right groin was operated on and a balloon angioplasty was performed in his right pelvic artery.

Prince Henrik with his wife, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Photo: Holger Motzkau via Wikimedia Commons.

The following statement was released by the royal Danish court on Tuesday:

“His Royal Highness Prince Henrik has today been released from Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen after treatment for pain and complications in continuation with his previous injury in the right leg. The Prince is staying at Fredensborg Castle and in the coming time, he needs peace and quiet.”

It is uncertain how long the Prince will stay at Fredensborg Castle. Queen Margethe is currently on holiday in France – a break they should have had together. The Prince and Queen had a couple of days away together before the Prince travelled back to Denmark to have medical treatment. The Prince and Queen were spotted while attending a concert together in south France where Prince Henrik’s wine-castle is located.

Fredensborg Palace from the garden. Photo: Glån via Wikimedia Commons.

Prince Henrik has received much attention in the press the recent weeks after it became known that he does not want to be buried with his wife in the Roskile Cathedral. The Prince himself said he is tired of the debate about his the funeral. Nevertheless, he publicly criticised his wife just a few days later, saying: “She’s the one playing me for a fool. I didn’t marry The Queen to get buried at Roskilde”.

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