In October 1966, the Danish palace announced the engagement of Margrethe and Henrik, who had secretly fallen in love with each other.
Copenhagen – Every beginning is difficult: Denmark’s then Crown Princess Margrethe (81) and the young Henri de Laborde de Monpezat (83, † 2018) met for the first time in 1965. The couple did not know at the time that this would be the beginning of an intimate and decades-long love relationship, which the two would soon hide from the public.
On the occasion of Queen Margaret II 50th anniversary of the throne on January 14th, the Danish TV broadcaster TV 2 is showing the four-part documentary “Et liv som dronning” (German: “A life as a queen”), in which the jubilee revue the great moments of her life lets happen. The said first meeting with her future husband Prince Henrik is undoubtedly one of them. Margrethe was studying in London at the time and met the confident French at a dinner party.
24royal.de * knows where Prince Henrik hid during his visits to Denmark.
A year later they reunited at a wedding in Scotland and at a subsequent dinner the two finally sparked off. In the months that followed, the young lovers explored London together, and even after Margaret’s return to Denmark, the two stayed in contact and wrote each other letters. In the summer of 1966 Henrik finally asked for the hand of his lady of the heart. The press didn’t know about the French bridegroom at the time, which is why Prince Henrik’s visits to Denmark had to take place in secret. * 24royal.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.