On 5 November, His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark Henrik paid a visit to the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam.
He had a tour at the office and greeted all staff and the Ambassador updated him on the Danish-Vietnamese relationship as well as the Embassy’s work and priorities. HRH the Prince Consort visited Vietnam in his capacity as president for the WWF Denmark and had been visiting a number of places during his visit.
The Danish Royal Family has a close relation to Vietnam through HRH the Prince Consort, who spent his first five years in Hanoi and Prince Henrik returned to Vietnam several times in recent years, including from January 30 to February 5, 2013.
The son of French Count André de Laborde de Monpezat, Henrik has a unique relationship to Vietnam where he spent his early childhood and later studied and graduated from the French secondary school in Hanoi, before traveling to France where he studied law and political science at the Sorbonne, Paris, and Chinese and Vietnamese at the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales. He returned to Vietnam in 1950-52 and in 1958 to study.