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Denmark’s Prince Henrik has tumour on lung

It was revealed by the Royal Danish House yesterday that His Royal Highness Prince Henrik has a tumour on his left lung. Fortunately for the Prince, it was found to be benign.

He was also transferred to the infectious department from the lung surgery department at the hospital. After completion of his treatment, His Royal Highness will reside at Fredensborg Palace and Queen Margrethe will take up residence there, as well, to be with her ill husband.

The full press release issued by the Royal House stated, “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik has been hospitalised since Sunday, 28 January, at the Rigshospitalet’s lung surgery department to investigate a tumour in the left lung. Fortunately, the tumour has proven to be benign.

“Prince Henrik will today be transferred to the infectious department for treatment for pulmonary infection. Upon completion of his treatment, His Royal Highness will stay at Fredensborg Palace.

“In this regard, Her Majesty the Queen will take up residence at Fredensborg Palace today.

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik onboard the royal yacht to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 2017. Photo: © Kongehuset

The 83-year-old was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 28 January, in Copenhagen to undergo further investigations after being hospitalised in Egypt.

At the time, the Royal Danish House announced, “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik has been admitted to the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen this evening. Since the beginning of January, the Prince has stayed in Egypt and was hospitalised a few days ago. His Royal Highness has now come home to undergo further investigations at Rigshospitalet.

While hospitalised, the French-born Prince has been visited by his wife, sons (Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim) and daughters-in-law (Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie).

In September 2017, the Royal Danish House announced that he was suffering from dementia and would be further decreasing his workload as a result. The family ask for understanding and privacy while he deals with the disease.

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