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Henrik, Husband Of Denmark's Queen Margrethe, Dies At 83.

He was public about his displeasure over his title of prince consort, which kept him out of the line for succession. It was a grudge he apparently nurtured to the end.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik leave the funeral service for Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg in March in Bad Berleburg, Germany. Source: Juergen Schwarz

Prince Henrik, the husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, died late Tuesday at age 83 from a lung infection, the palace said in a statement.

Prince Consort Henrik died in his sleep with Margrethe and the couple's two sons at his side, according to the statement.

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