Danish Prince Henrik passes away

Published: February 14, 2018 10:43:24 | Updated: February 14, 2018 18:28:59

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, attends a centennial celebration in Solvang, California June 11, 2011. (REUTERS)

The husband of the Danish Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, breathed his last on Tuesday night at the age of 83 at Fredensborg Castle.

“His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep ...,” the Royal House said in a statement. “Her Majesty the Queen and the two sons were at his side.”

The 83-year-old French-born prince was diagnosed with a benign tumour two weeks ago, says a Reuters report.

He had been hospitalised following an illness that began during a private trip to Egypt.

Shortly before his death, he was transferred from a Copenhagen hospital back to the castle, north of the city, where he had wanted to spend ‘his final time’.

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