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Another Shocking Royal Death! The Prince Refused To Be Buried Next To His Wife

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Feb. 14 2018, Published 4:27 p.m. ET

Denmark's Prince Henrik died at age 83, according to People, after being hospitalized for pneumonia. The prince refused to be buried next to his wife — the queen. Click through for details. 

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“His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died on Tuesday, February 13, at 23.18 quietly at Fredensborg Palace,” the Danish Royal Family said in a statement. “The Prince was surrounded by Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons.”

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Upon hearing the news, Henrik’s son, Prince Frederick, rushed home from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, to be by his father’s side.

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Doctors diagnosed Henrik with pneumonia at the end of January. After being transported back to Copenhagen, Henrik had tests performed that revealed a tumor in his left lung. While the tumor was benign, the prince contracted an infection and his condition “greatly worsened.”

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Henrick married Queen Margrethe II in June 1967 in Copenhagen. The couple has two kids, Crown Prince Frederik, 49, and Prince Joachim, 48.

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Prince Henrik has made headlines because of the title he was given in the Danish royal family. While he's married to a Queen, he is a prince consort, not a king. Henrik blamed it on "gender discrimination," and said that he should have the title of King Consort.

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In August 2017, Henrik refused to be buried next to his wife in a sarcophagus at Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark. “If she wants to bury me with her, she must make me a king consort,” he told Se og Hør. “Finished. I do not care.”

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