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Ethiomonarchist

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The Danish Royal Hosehold has announced that the husband of Queen Margarethe, Prince Henrik, has been diagnosed with dementia, and will further curtail his activities. Very sad.

http://kongehuset.dk/en/news/hrh-prince-henriks-health

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Yes, it's sad, but also in a way a relief because now we know that HRH is not to blame for his strange recent behavior.
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Very sad, I have seen this numerous times in my own family, now with my mother. I hope the public forgives his odd and sometimes mean statements. People have dementia long before they are diagnosed. May this give the Queen and the Crown Prince some solace knowing that he is not responsible for his behavior.
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Rumors are rife at the moment that Queen Margarethe II may be about to announce her abdication, and that Denmark will have King Frederick X on its throne by the New Year. Given this sad news about her husband, it is not surprising, although I still really don't like this new trend of monarchs abdicating.
 

 
 

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I much prefer a short Regency to allow for HM The Queen to attend and be by her husband's side during his illness, and for her to resume full duties as a matter of course when her husband is relieved of his condition by His All-mighty. Alas this might not be the way it is done sadly.
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I don't know Prince Hendrik's overall condition, but certainly people can live on for many years with dementia, so any regency of this kind would not necessarily be short. It was 2005 when a European monarch last did something so indecorous as to actually die in office, that being Rainier III of Monaco. We've had three more accessions since then, but all following abdications. Which is not a tradition in Denmark, in fact I can't offhand think of an Oldenburg that did abdicate, but it does seem to be something of a prevailing trend. If it happens I won't be doing a chart for Frederik X, for the simple reason that I can't. Or rather I can do a chart all right, what I can't do is post it, Website Toolbox no longer being Excel-friendly.
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