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Queen Margrethe greets well-wishers outside Palace

A grieving Queen Margrethe put on a brave face as she greeted well-wishers who lined up outside Fredensborg Palace to mourn Prince Henrik.

‘Queen Daisy,’ as she is affectionately known, walked outside of the palace gates and viewed some of the flowers that had been left in tribute to her late husband.

Before heading back inside, The Queen waved and smiled to the crowd who in turn waved back.

Her Majesty was dressed in all black and will continue to wear dark colours until the month of official mourning is over on March 14th.

It was announced by the Royal Danish House on Wednesday that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark has died at the age of 83. He was the husband of Queen Margrethe and father to Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.

The Royal Danish House said in a statement, “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died on Tuesday, February 13, at. 23.18 peacefully in his sleep at Fredensborg Palace.

“The Prince was surrounded by Her Majesty The Queen and their two sons.”

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Queen Margrethe; son and daughter-in-law, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary; son and daughter-in-law, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie; grandchildren, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Henrik, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine and Princess Athena, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The Prince has been in ill health for some time with several hospitalisations in recent years. On 6 September 2017, it was announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia after a series of examinations.

The Prince has been in ill health for some time with several hospitalisations in recent years. On 6 September 2017, it was announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia after a series of examinations.

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