I am very curious to know where Henrik got the audacity to have the presumption that he, at some point in his marriage or shortly prior to that event, should be given 'equal status' to his wife, the queen? A simple matter of tradition in other countries and as such practiced in Denmark whereas the consort of a reigning female monarch,e.g., queen or grand duchess, has and is recognized at a lower rank, i.e., prince or duke, than his spouse.
That being said, how does Henrik believe that he is more 'special' to receive equal status with his wife than say the Duke of Edinburgh, the late Prince Claus, Prince Bernhard, Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and Prince Felix of Luxembourg? There seems to be at some point where the royal houses of Europe determined that a reigning queen's spouse should have lower rank. One can only surmise this was a way to emphasize that the female monarch,i.e., queen, grand duchess, is the authority in the kingdom/grand duchy she reigns. I can only further surmise that the traditional title of 'king' should not be provided to a female monarch due to the traditional nature of the title and authority the title of 'king' entailed.
However, Henrik's lack of royal heritage/pedigree, and that fact alone, should exclude him from deserving the nominal title of 'king consort'. JMO
: Because he has been mistreated and not the
: rank he deserved, he will not be burried
: with the Queen.
: I agree with BT that the decision is wrong
: and puts him in a very bad light where he
: puts himself abowe his role and place in
: history. Danes will probably not forgive him
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