COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik has left the Winter Olympics in South Korea to rush home because the condition of his father — Queen Margrethe’s French-born husband Prince Henrik — has “seriously worsened,” according to Denmark’s royal palace.
Henrik was hospitalized Jan. 28 for a lung infection.
Crown Prince Frederik, an IOC member, was at the Games that are to open later Friday.
Henrik has often voiced his dissatisfaction with not being the queen’s equal after she acceded to the throne in 1972.
In August, Henrik, who retired from public life in 2016, said he didn’t want be laid to rest next to Margrethe in the couple’s sarcophagus. A month later, the palace announced the 83-year-old prince was suffering from dementia.
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