What's the longest grudge you've ever held against your spouse? Not just a playful reminder now and then, but a legitimate, infuriating grudge? Even 2 years is an insane amount of time.
Not if you ask Prince Henrik of Denmark, 2 years is easy. For him, the grudge he holds against his wife has been boiling for 45 years.
Henrik de Monpezat served in the French army during the Algerian war and in 1962 he joined the French Foreign Affairs ministry as a secretary at the embassy in London. De Monpezat earned many honors for his military service and is considered a decorated veteran.
The ex-military man married heir apparent Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid in 1967, while her father was King of Denmark. In 1972, she succeeded her father, becoming Queen Margrethe of Denmark. She is still serving to this day.
You would think that Henrik would be happy his wife become ruler of an entire nation, but news is coming out that he's extremely bitter about a very particular part of her monarchy. He's so bitter, in fact, that he doesn't even want to be buried with her.
See what he's mad about on the next page!
A representative for the Danish royal family announced that Prince Henrik has chosen not to be buried next to Queen Margrethe, when that time comes, in the custom-designed sarcophagus at Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark.
Prince Henrik of Denmark believes he's being "discriminated against" because he isn't called King Henrik, but rather Prince. The title is what any man married to the Queen of a nation receives, and is technically the title of Prince Consort. Prince Philip of England also goes by this title.
“It makes me angry that I am subjected to discrimination,” he told the French newspaper Le Figaro. “Denmark, which is otherwise known as an avid defender of gender equality, is apparently willing to consider husbands as worth less than their wives.”
“It is no secret that the prince for many years has been unhappy with his role and the title he has been awarded in the Danish monarchy,” the family’s director of communications told a Danish newspaper. “For the prince, the decision not to be buried beside the queen is the natural consequence of not having been treated equally to his spouse — by not having the title and role he has desired.”
In 2015, Prince Henrik said he will "never accept" that he doesn't get to be king.
I guess "until death do us part" is being taken very literally for these two.
Do you think Prince Henrik's bitterness is justified? Or should he let it go?