Death of Prince Henrik of Denmark poses burial dilemma

14 February, 2018, 19:52 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Oslo’s Royal Palace Wednesday

They have two sons, the Crown Prince and Prince Joachim.

His eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, left the Winter Olympics and returned to Denmark to be by his father's side on February 9.

The 83-year-old has been in-and-out of hospital for the past few years, however last month he was diagnosed with pneumonia on a trip to Egypt.

It's hotly debated what title Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be given if her husband, Prince Charles becomes King of England after the death of his mum, Queen Elizabeth II.

The controversial French-born prince had been diagnosed with dementia past year and was admitted to hospital in January with a lung infection.

"For the Prince, the decision not to be buried beside the Queen is the natural effect of not having been treated equally to his spouse - by not having the title and role he has desired", the spokesperson told the wire service. In the 1980s, he famously remarked that he wanted to receive a paycheck instead of relying on the queen.

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The law was eventually changed to give him roughly 10% of the annual allocation Parliament makes to royals each year.

Many believe that Camila, who received public condemnation for her alleged affair with Prince Charles throughout his marriage to first wife Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1981 to 1996, could be called "Princess consort and not Queen Consort". "My wife hasn't shown me the respect an ordinary wife should show her spouse". The monarch's release indicated that the prince had requested to be taken back to the royal residence to spend his last days. She was crowned queen five years later.

In August, Henrik caused a stir when he said he did not want to be buried next to Margrethe, who already had a specially designed sarcophagus for the couple and the expectation that their remains would be placed in Roskilde Cathedral in eastern Denmark, where Danish royals have been interred for centuries.

"She's the one playing me for a fool".

In a 2002 interview, Henrik again stunned Danes by saying he felt he had been pushed aside in his own home, not only by his wife but also by his son. "I have been satisfied with that role, but after so many years in Denmark I don't suddenly want to become number three and become some kind of wearisome attachment".

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