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Vladimir Putin sends message of condolence to Queen Margrethe of Denmark

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has sent a message of condolence to Queen Margrethe of Denmark following the death of her husband late last night. In a message to The Queen, President Putin said: “Please accept our deepest condolences over the death of your husband, Prince Henrik. I sincerely share your sorrow. “I wish you and all members of the Danish royal family…
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Norway shows solidarity with Denmark following the death of Prince Henrik

The Norwegian Royal Family is showing their solidarity and close ties with the Danish Royal Family after Prince Henrik’s death. His Majesty King Harald of Norway has ordered that the Norwegian state flag at the Royal Palace in Oslo be flown at half-mast today and the day of Prince Henrik’s funeral, 20 February. The Norwegian Royal Family has also sent out their formal condolences to…
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Prince Henrik of Denmark dies at the age of 83

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…
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Crown Princess Mary cancels trip to Lithuania following the death of her father-in-law

Crown Princess Mary has cancelled a planned visit to Lithuania on Friday following the death of her father-in-law Prince Henrik. The Princess was due to visit Baltic state later this week to mark the country’s centenary of independence. She was due to join Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at the event. Members of the Danish Royal Family had previously cancelled their…
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Prince Henrik - a look back at his life

Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat was born on 11 June 1934 in Talence, Gironde, France, to Count André de Laborde de Monpezat and Countess Renée de Monpezat, née Doursennot. Henri, as he was then known, spent his first five years in Vietnam while his…
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Flags in Denmark fly at half-mast following the death of Queen Margrethe's husband

Following the news of Prince Henrik’s death late last night, officials in Denmark have begun to mark his death. On Wednesday morning, the Danish Defence and the Danish Royal Lifeguard began to mark the sombre occasion. At 8:37 am local time, the first flags went up and then were taken down again so they stood at half-mast. The first flag ceremony took place at Holmen Naval Base in…
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