Denmark's Crown Prince Frederick did not complete his trip to South Korea to support his delegation at the Winter Olympics to return home and reassure the health of his father, Prince Henrik Henrik, whose health has deteriorated.
The royal palace statement said that "the health situation of His Highness has deteriorated unfortunately," noting that "the Crown Prince is on his way to Denmark."
Prince Henryk, the husband of Denmark's 58-year-old Queen Margaret II, is suffering from pneumonia.
Prince Henryk returned from a vacation in Egypt at the end of January and was taken to the hospital to treat the inflammation.
The Danish royal palace announced in December that the prince was suffering from "dementia". He did not disclose the exact diagnosis of his illness, but "causes cognitive functions to deteriorate."
Henry de Lapord de Montpizza, born near Bordeaux in southwestern France on June 11, 1934, met his wife in 1965 when he worked for the French embassy in London. After his marriage in June 1967 to then-heir to the throne Margaret, who was crowned queen in January 1972, his heartfelt personality did not capture the heart of Danes who ridiculed his declaration of withdrawal from public life in early 2016.
He refuses to be buried next to his wife in the royal cemetery at Roskilde Cathedral on the custom of royal couples.
Henryk and Margaret Welden are Crown Prince Frederick (49 years) and Prince Joachim (48 years).