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Royal family farewell Prince Henrik in private funeral service

Henrik passed away at the age of 83.
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Princess Mary, the royal family and officials have attended a private funeral for Denmark’s late Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, at a Copenhagen chapel.

The private ceremony, which was attended by over 60 guests, saw Australian-born Mary attend with her husband, heir Crown Prince Frederik and the couple’s children. 

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Denmark’s Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik and Danish Queen Margrethe (Credit: Getty Images)
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Later, hundreds lined the streets of downtown Copenhagen to watch military officers carry away Henrik’s coffin, draped in a Danish flag with his personal coat of arms.

The royal palace has respected the wish of French-born Henrik to be cremated.

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Henrik passed away at the age of 83 on February 13.

He was diagnosed with dementia last year and was hospitalised in January with a lung infection.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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