Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband and consort of Queen Magrethe II of Denmark, has passed away.
He was surrounded by Magrethe and his two sons, The Crown Prince of Denmark, Frederik and Prince of Denmark, Joakim.
In the beginning of February it was revealed that the prince had a benign tumor in his lungs. That comes in the end of a year where the prince suffered from an infection from a wound unable to heal, an operation in the groin, and in September last year, the royal family publicly announced that the prince suffered from dementia.
A few days ago the royal family announced that his condition had worsened, and he was taken to Fredensborg Castle to spend his last days. And at 11:18pm local time, he passed away, 83 years old.
The prince has visited Asia on many occasions, most recently in December 2015, when he visited the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi, Vietnam, a city in which he also studied during his early years, from 1950-1952 and then again in 1958.
About H.R.H Prince Consort of Denmark’s relations to Asia: