Danish Queen's husband dies at the age of 83

Last Updated: Feb 14 2018 17:53

The Royal House said in a statement that on Tuesday night, Denmark’s Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, died at Fredensborg Castle.

“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.”

He was 83 and had been diagnosed with a benign tumour two weeks ago.

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”.