PRINCE Henrik of Denmark announced recently that he does not wish to be buried next to his wife, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, saying he is unhappy he was never acknowledged as her equal.
Henrik, 83, who married Queen Margrethe in 1967, was later named the Queen’s Prince Consort, but has repeatedly said he would have liked to be named King Consort.
The Royal Danish House’s director of communications told Reuters:
‘For the Prince, the decision not to buried beside the Queen is the natural consequence of not having been treated equally to his spouse – by not having the title and role he has desired,’ she added.
Prince Henrik retired last year and renounced his title of Prince Consort. Since then he has participated in very few official duties and instead spent much of his time at his private vineyard in France, although he is still married to the queen and they officially live together.