While I was digging into the history of Prince Henrik‘s pettiness about his royal title, I became fascinated with the story, and Prince Henrik won’t shut up about his pettiness so there’s an update!
As we discussed over the weekend, the Danish royal court announced last week that Henrik has decided that, due to the fact that he doesn’t understand how monarchy works, he doesn’t want to be buried next to his wife at Roskilde Cathedral and will instead be buried somewhere random in Denmark.
Henrik sees nothing wrong with taking his pettiness to the grave, so he gave another interview about how he’s just so angry at his wife and his pettiness is all her fault.
Speaking with Danish magazine Se og Hør, Henrik said:
“My wife does not give me the respect a normal wife must give her spouse. It is her that is making a fool of me. I didn’t marry the Queen to be buried at Roskilde. My wife has decided that she wants to be Queen, and I’m very happy about that. But as a human being she needs to know that if a man and wife are married, they are equal.”
Henrik also said:
“It’s my wife and not me who can do anything about that decision. If she wants me buried with her, she must make me King Consort. Finished. I do not care.”
This man is so petty! Why is he giving interviews about his grievances with his wife? Why is he trying to blackmail Margrethe into giving him a title by refusing to be buried with her? What argument lead to this latest outburst from him? This goes beyond the gripe about titles and the systemic inequality of monarchy, this is his personal unhappiness with his wife as a human being and he’s airing all of it for public consumption. I’m fascinated by what Henrik’s true gripes are with Margrethe and why he thinks the way he does, what slights he’s perceiving she’s done to him. The full interview from Se og Hør comes out later today, so hopefully there will be even more revelations.
The Danish court communications director, Lene Balleby, is also back and she’s done talking about Henrik’s BS, saying:
“We have no comments at all. We have communicated the Prince’s announcement that he does not wish to be buried at Roskilde Cathedral, and that this is due to the Prince’s dissatisfaction with his status. We have nothing more to say about this issue.”
According to Se og Hør, Henrik has been at the Danish royal family’s Château de Cayx residence in southern France since mid-July, and Queen Margrethe joined him yesterday for a 14 day stay. That probably won’t be a pleasant vacation.