The Danish Royal Court has announced a salute will be fired in Prince Henrik’s honour on Thursday, 15 February, at 8.00 am (local time) from Christian VI’s Battery at Kronberg Castle in Helsingør.

Photo: Kongehuset.dk/Torben Estarod

The Royal Family will accompany the hearse as it leaves Fredensborg at 10.00 am to Copenhagen, about 40 kilometres and arrive around 6.00 pm.

His closed coffin will be on display at Christiansborg Palace Church on Friday.

The Royal Family will visit on Saturday morning at 10.15 am before the church is opened to the public.

The public will be able to pay their respects at the Church on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. However, no photography is allowed.

Members of the public have laid flowers outside Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen on Wednesday, 14 February.

Queen Margrethe saw some of the tributes later that afternoon.


Prince Henrik’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, 20 February 2018, at 11.00 am at the Christianborg Palace Church in Copenhagen.

The service will be private ceremony rather than a state funeral, in accordance with Prince Henrik’s wishes.

His body will be cremated with half of his ashes scattered in the sea and the other half buried in a private garden at Fredensborg Palace.

The Royal Court will observe one month of mourning which will end on Wednesday, 14 March. The Royal Family and the court will wear dark colours and will not attend any social events or entertainment.

Crown Princess Mary has said to have postponed her forthcoming visit to Lithuania.

Condolences From Overseas

King Harald V of Norway has offered his condolences and ordered the flag at the Royal Palace in Oslo to be flown at half-mast.

In Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf has also sent his condolences. According to reports, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia have postponed their trip to South Korea for the Winter Olympic Games.

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