By Linsey Raschkowan
Queen Margrethe first met her future husband and Prince Consort in 1965. Prince Henrik, who was then known as Henri De Monpezat, was working in London at the French embassy.
“It’s a sweet love story,” says Jesper Karlsson, a citizen in Copenhagen, “I think the people of Denmark were very interested in their romance. It was clear they love each other.”
And it was a beautiful romance. At the beginning, the pair snuck around like teenagers in love, hiding from the press. Once they married, Prince Henrik fully embraced his role as his Queen’s support system.
“For 25 years, you have been my support, my loving husband,” said the Queen in 1992, states Prince Henrik’s obituary.
Prince Henrik was always a hard worker in his biggest role in Denmark; a loving and supporting husband to the Queen.
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