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Prince Henrik returns from annual vacation in Egypt

His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Queen Margrethe’s husband, has completed his annual winter holiday to Egypt.

Prince Henrik has almost annually gone on vacation over the last decade to the Arab nation to shorten the cold Danish winter. The Prince travelled straight to Egypt from a private vacation with his good friends Christian Kjaer and his wife, Susan Astani Kjær in the Caribbean.

Prince Henrik’s friend, Enan Galaly, owns several hotels in Egypt, and therefore, Prince Henrik tends to stay at one of these hotels. This time His Royal Highness travelled around the country and toured several of Egypt’s historical sites.

Prince Henrik also visited Luxor on his holiday. Photo: Hajor via Wikimedia Commons.

When Prince Henrik stayed in Sharm el-Sheikh, he praised Egypt in an interview with the Egyptian press; it was on “Al Qahera Al Youm” that the Prince met in the city which is also a popular destination for ordinary Danes. “I love being in Egypt,” said the Prince, and also revealed that he also had been in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and Aswan for brief periods.

“I can not remember how many times I have been in Egypt, but [it has to be] nearly 30 times,” told Prince Henrik who was in excellent spirits. The reason why His Royal Highness is so fond of Egypt, in addition to the good climate, is the nation’s friendly people. “I love Egypt; the Egyptians are a very warm and welcoming people,” he explained.

His Royal Highness has had few official mission since he retired. Furthermore, he has also been on many holidays and spent a lot of time alone on his French wine estate. He will not participate in the upcoming state visit from Belgium, but the Danish Royal Court revealed that Prince Henrik would be in attendance the funeral of Prince Richard on Tuesday.

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