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The Queen to send private message to Queen Margrethe after death of Prince Henrik

On 13 February, Prince Henrik of Denmark died only hours after being transported back to his home after a hospital stay so he could be more comfortable in his remaining time. He was surrounded by family.

Condolences have poured in from around the world including President Macton and Vladimir Putin.

Richard Palmer of the Daily Express confirmed on Twitter That Queen Elizabeth II will be sending a private message of condolence to Queen Margrethe following her husband’s death.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have since postponed their trip to South Korea of the Winter Olympics as it is likely they will attend the funeral to be held next week. King Carl and Queen Margrethe are first cousins.

President Macron, who is also the Co-Prince of Andorra, said that Henrik promoted “the long and unalterable friendship between France and Denmark”.

Mr Macron said: “Born in Talence in France, a career diplomat, a travel lover, a connoisseur of the Far East, Henri de Monpezat, who became Prince Henrik of Denmark after his marriage to Queen Margrethe in 1967, had always been keen to promote long and unalterable friendship between France and Denmark, two nations whose alliance was never broken.”

He continued: “He made sure in particular that the French language remains employed at the Court and remains taught in Denmark, including high school Prince Henri, the largest French high school in Northern Europe, with 950 students”.

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.

You can read other messages of condolence as they come in by clicking here.

Additional Reporting by Charlie Proctor