Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthJune 11, 1934
Zodiac SignGemini
Hair ColorGray

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark was the husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark who became the first male consort to a Danish monarch.

Born Name

Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat

Nick Name

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark as seen at the wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling on June 18, 2010
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark as seen at the wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling on June 18, 2010 (Holger Motzkau / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

He was born on June 11, 1934.

Died

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark passed away from a short illness at the age of 83 on February 13, 2018, in Fredensborg Palace, Denmark.

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Talence, Gironde, France

Nationality

Danish

Education

He was homeschooled until 1947 and later graduated from the French secondary school in Hanoi in 1952. He also attended the Sorbonne as well as the École Nationale des Langues Orientales.

Occupation

Member of the Danish Royal Family

Family

Build

Average

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark standing beside Queen Margrethe II as the Royal Family of Denmark waves to crowds on Queen Margrethe II's 70th birthday in April 2010
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark standing beside Queen Margrethe II as the Royal Family of Denmark waves to crowds on Queen Margrethe II’s 70th birthday in April 2010 (Bill Ebbesen / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark had dated –

  1. Margrethe II of Denmark (1967-2018) – He married Margrethe II of Denmark, then the heir presumptive to the Danish throne, on June 10, 1967, at the Naval Church of Copenhagen. He was given the title of HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark at the wedding. The duo was blessed with 2 children – Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (b. May 26, 1968) and Prince Joachim of Denmark (b. June 7, 1969).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wore glasses
  • Stocky frame

Religion

Previously, he was a Roman Catholic but converted to Lutheranism prior to his marriage.

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark in Denmark, Copenhagen in 1966
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark in Denmark, Copenhagen in 1966 (Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark Facts

  1. He declared in August 2017 that he did not aspire to be buried next to the Queen which was a result of his longtime complaint of only being named Prince Consort, and not King Consort.
  2. Henrik planned his final surprise for his wife at his funeral as he had asked the flowers to be arranged into a “blooming garden” as a tribute to his partner of 50 years.
  3. He was cremated on February 20, 2018, with half of the ashes scattered across Danish seas and half placed in the private part of the gardens at Fredensborg Palace.
  4. Henrik took a great interest in art and culture and was also a keen winemaker who produced his own wine at his estate in France.
  5. He was fluent in French, Danish, English, German, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

Featured Image by Holger Motzkau / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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