Flowers laid for Prince Henrik will be used to honour fallen soldiers: palace

The thousands of flowers laid by well-wishers over the last week in tribute to the late Prince Henrik will be moved to memorials for fallen soldiers following the prince's funeral, the palace has confirmed.

Flowers laid for Prince Henrik will be used to honour fallen soldiers: palace
Flowers at Amalienborg on February 19th. Photo: Martin Sylvest/Scanpix Denmark

Prince Henrik was laid to rest on Tuesday morning after a service at Christiansborg Palace Chapel attended by 60 close family members and senior members of parliament.

Large crowds gathered outside during the occasion, reflecting the public enthusiasm for paying tribute to the late prince since his death last week.

Large numbers of flowers have been left by well-wishers in front of royal residences Amalienborg Palace and Fredensborg Palace over the last six days, while over 19,000 people visited the prince's closed casket at Christiansborg Palace Chapel between Saturday and Monday.

The flowers from Amalienborg and Fredensborg will be moved to Copenhagen's Kastellet former fortress on Wednesday, where they will be placed at a monument honouring Denmark's fallen soldiers.

In Aarhus, flowers have been placed in numbers at Marselisborg Palace, while many were also left at Gråsten Palace near the southern town of Sønderborg.

These will also be moved to memorials, according to the palace, which did not specify the exact locations.

Prince Henrik died on Tuesday February 13th at Fredensborg Palace, aged 83.



Prince Henrik of Denmark’s art collection is for sale – and you can bid online

If you would like a royal ornament to decorate your home, you might soon have the chance to acquire one… for the right bid.

Prince Henrik of Denmark’s art collection is for sale – and you can bid online
The late Prince Henrik pictured in 2016 with items from his art collection. Photo: Lærke Posselt/Creative Commons

A large number of items which belonged to the late Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark are to be sold by auction house Bruun Rasmussen next month.

The prince, who was the husband of Queen Margrethe II, passed away in February 2018 aged 83.

His art collection includes figures and masks from Africa and Asian works of jade.

A preliminary auction has already begun online prior to the sale which will take place in Copenhagen on August 27th-29th. The highest online bids will form the starting bid at the physical auction.

Amulets, bowls and figures of mythical creatures are among the items to come under the hammer.

The late prince requested in his will that the items be sold, the Danish palace has confirmed.

Some of his collection, which numbered over 6,000 items, has been chosen to be retained by the royal family and will partly be kept at the Château de Cayx in France, which is owned by the Queen and where the royal couple regularly spent holiday time.

Profits from the sales will go in part to two royal foundations, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess Foundation and the Nikolai and Felix Foundation. Both foundations support humanitarian and social projects.

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