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Danish Queen’s husband dies: Royal House

FILE PHOTO: Prince Henrik suffers from dementia

FILE PHOTO: Filer from 2014 shows Danish Prince Consort Henrik. The Danish Royal House states in a press release September 6, 2017 that Prince Henrik suffers from dementia. Scanpix Denmark/Keld Navntoft/via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Denmark’s Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe, died on Tuesday night at the age of 83 at Fredensborg Castle, the Royal House said in a statement.

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

The 83-year-old French-born prince was diagnosed with a benign tumor two weeks ago. 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”.

(Editing by Mark Bendeich)

 

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