I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly. Updates to Come.
Full Name: Henri Marie Jean André
(When he married then Princess Margrethe, he changed the spelling of his name to Henrik which is more Danish.)
Birth: 11 June 1934 in Talence, France. Henrik spent his first 5 years living in Vietnam where his father was working.
Country: Denmark & France
Monarchs during life:
- Christian X (1912 -1947)
- Frederick IX (1947-1972)
- Queen Margrethe II (1972 -Present)
Relationship to current monarch: Husband
Place in line of succession:
- At Birth: Not in Line of Succession
- Current: Not in Line of Succession
Religion: Church of Denmark (Raised Catholic)
- Christening: ?
- God Parents:?
- God Children:
- Fleur Just
- Parents: Count André de Laborde de Monpezat (d. 1998) and Countess Renée de Monpezat, née Doursennot (d. 2002)
- Marriage: Married than Princess Margrethe on 10 June 1967 at the Naval Church of Copenhagen (Holmens Kirke). The reception was held at Fredensborg Palace.
- Crown Prince Frederick (1968)
- Prince Joachim (1969)
- University of Paris/Sorbonne (France)
- Studying law and political science
- National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (France)
- Studying Chinese and Vietnamese
Job: Retired from Full-Time Royal since December 2015, still does some Royal Duties occasionally.
Author Henrik has published a number of books his poetry as well as cookbooks. Selected works:
- "Cantabile" (2000)
- "singable" or "songlike"
- "Absolutely Magnifique – French Chefs at the Danish Court" (2003)
- "Fabula" (2004)
- "Fable" or "Folk Story"
- "Til glæde for ganen - nye opskrifter til et kongeligt køkken" (2005)
- "For the delight of the palate - new recipes for a royal cuisine"
- "La part des anges" (2013)
- "The Angels' Share"
- Served with the French Army in the Algerian War
- Worked for Asia Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Secretary to the French Embassy in London
- Christian IX'S Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen
- Winter Residence
- Fredensborg Palace
- Spring & Autumn Residence
- Gråsten Palace
- Summer Residence
- Marselisborg Palace
- Summer Residence
Video of Henrik speaking: (Danish, English and French)