The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark took place today in the chapel of Christiansborg Palace, attended only by family, close friends and the late prince’s staff. Queen Margrethe led her family in her fur black bumper hat. A long black silk veil was anchored in between the upfolded front brim and crown of the hat that framed her face and trailed down her back.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt calot hat designed by Susanne Juul. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece in 2015 was joined today by the further addition of a black net veil.
Princess Marie wore her black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a pale grey hatband and cluster of black felt flowers on the side.
Princess Benedikte wore her black bumper hat with diagonal stripe detail on the cuffed brim.
Queen Anne-Marie repeated her black felt bumper hat wrapped in a wide swath of dotted net veil. The hat features a double upturned brim, the inner of which is made of silk.
Princess Elisabeth wore a wider brimmed design in light black straw, trimmed with a large ruffled bow at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wore a prim bumper hat embellished with a gold button on the side.
The service was broadcast on Danish television available for international viewers to see here (the royal family’s arrival starts at 1:49:00). Additional photo galleries can also be seen here and here. A final note- well known for his love of flowers and gardening, Prince Henrik requested that the memorial wreaths today be arranged as a flower garden as a last surprise and gift for his wife. It was beautiful.
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Et blomsterhav mødte H.M. Dronningen i dag i Christiansborg Slotskirke. I sin tale under Prins Henriks bisættelse citerede kongelig konfessionarius Prinsens bryllupstale til Dronningen: "Jeg kom fra et blomsternes land til en blomstrende have: Syren og guldregn, hyld og bonderose, blomster i parker, i marker og skov, blomster i grøftekanten. Men pigen var dog havens allersomdejligste pynt.” Det var Prins Henriks ønske, at overraske Dronningen en sidste gang. Derfor var kranse og blomster arrangeret som en "blomstrende have". 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©
I know you will join me in wishing peace and comfort to the entire Danish royal family as they continue to grieve this immense loss.