Prince Henrik Gives Up ‘Prince Consort’ Title As Part of Retirement
A few of our eagle-eyed members noticed yesterday that Prince Henrik was referred to as ‘Prins Henrik’ not his former means of address ‘Prinsgemal’ (Prince Consort) on his biography page on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, and on the guest list for last night’s Mexican state visit gala.
And it is indeed true, as confirmed by the Court’s Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, to TV2 this morning.
“Prince Henrik in his desire – in continuation of his retirement – changed his title to the less formal Prince Henrik. HRH seems that the title is better suited to his current situation as a pensioner,” she told the media outlet.
The Prince, whose retirement from most official duties was announced during the Queen’s New Years speech, was granted the title Prince Consort in 2005. This was viewed as a small compromise of sorts to appease Henrik, who long complained about being second to his wife and not receiving the title of King.
Prince Henrik, L, at last night’s gala banquet honouring the Mexican PresidentFiled under Denmark
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