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The entire Danish Royal Family visit Prince Henrik in hospital

The entire Danish Royal Family made a joint visit to Rigshospitalet on Saturday to visit Prince Henril who is severely unwell.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe was joined by Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie.

All of the royal children were also at the hospital with their parents and grandmother.

This visit to hospital can be seen as significant because it is the first time they have all visited Henrik together. Previously, they have visited him separately.

Crown Prince Frederik returned from a visit to South Korea to be by his father’s side after his condition “severely worsened.”

The Prince was in South Korea to attend the Winter Olympic Games which get underway on Friday.

The Royal Danish House said in a statement that Prince Henrik, the husband to The Queen of Denmark, has taken a turn for the worse.

In full it reads: “The state of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s health has unfortunately severely worsened.

“His Royal Highness The Crown Prince has thus discontinued his stay in South Korea, where he was in conjunction with the Winter Olympics. The Crown Prince is now on his way to Denmark.

“Kongehuset currently has no additional information.”

The 83-year-old Prince has been hospitalised since 28 January in Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet after returning from Egypt for further testing. He had initially been in hospital 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.

On 2 February, the Royal House announced that Henrik had a tumour and infection in his left lung. Fortunately, the tumour was benign.

The Prince has been in ill health for the past few years. Just last year, the Danish monarchy announced that he was suffering from dementia and would further decrease his workload. The family, at the time, as for understanding and privacy while he deals with the disease.

  • Ipsi

    Thoughts with the family at this difficult time

  • Elizabeth Pease

    Such a sad situation.

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