|Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||June 11, 1934|
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark was the husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark who became the first male consort to a Danish monarch.
Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
He was born on June 11, 1934.
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark passed away from a short illness at the age of 83 on February 13, 2018, in Fredensborg Palace, Denmark.
Talence, Gironde, France
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.
Member of the Danish Royal Family
- Father – André de Laborde de Monpezat
- Mother – Renée-Yvonne Doursennot
- Siblings – Étienne (Younger Brother), Jean-Baptiste (Younger Brother), Françoise, Mme. Bardin (Older Sister), Maurille, Mme. Beauvillain (Older Sister)
- Others – Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (Daughter-In-Law), Princess Marie of Denmark (Daughter-In-Law), Prince Christian of Denmark (Grandson), Princess Isabella of Denmark (Granddaughter), Prince Vincent of Denmark (Grandson), Princess Josephine of Denmark (Granddaughter), Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Grandson), Prince Felix of Denmark (Grandson), Prince Henrik of Denmark (Grandson), Princess Athena of Denmark (Granddaughter)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark had dated –
- 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
- Wore glasses
- Stocky frame
Previously, he was a Roman Catholic but converted to Lutheranism prior to his marriage.
Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark Facts
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He was fluent in French, Danish, English, German, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
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