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Danish Royal Family appear outside Amalienborg Palace to thank people for their tributes

Members of the Danish Royal Family appeared outside of Amalienborg Palace on Thursday morning to thank people for the tributes left to Prince Henrik.

Those who made an appearance in the courtyard just a day after Prince Henrik died were Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary, their children, Prince Joachim and his family.

The royals took the opportunity to look at the flowers and messages that had been left outside of the palace gates.

As expected, the mood was very sombre, and the public was careful not to intrude.

One journalist at the scene reported: “I stood next to the Crown Princess. There was a great respect for them coming. People gave room, and the family was allowed to be there in their sorrow.”

Yesterday, a grieving Queen Margrethe put on a brave face as she greeted well-wishers who lined up outside Fredensborg Palace.

‘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.