Church bells across Denmark toll for Prince Henrik’s funeral

By Linsey Raschkowan

Church bells across Denmark rang for half an hour prior to Prince Henrik of Denmark’s funeral at 11:00 a.m on February 20. The bells also rang for a half hour after the service.

Prince Henrik died after being hospitalized with a severe case of pneumonia. Prince Henrik also suffered from dementia.

Crowds gathered around Amalienborg Palace as Denmark’s royal family arrived in a long line of black cars. It was a beautiful farewell tribute to the country’s Prince, who had died on February 13.

“[The Royal family] did their best to stay traditional, while honouring Prince Henrik and his wishes,” said Frederik Nellemann Linde, a communications officer at the Royal House. “I think they did a very good job.”

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