Princess Mary and family look on as Prince Henrik's coffin arrives

Alicia Vrajlal

Princess Mary, her children and the rest of the devastated Danish royal family watched on as Prince Henrik’s coffin arrived at Christiansborg Palace on Friday.

The late royal’s coffin was draped with a Danish flag, as thousands of people lined to watch as it was taken through the streets of northern Copenhagen.

Princess Mary and her husband Prince Frederik were joined by their four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, the family looking very emotional as the stood alongside Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim and further family members.

Princess Mary, her children and the rest of the devastated Danish royal family watched on as Prince Henrik’s coffin arrived at Christiansborg Palace on Friday. Source: MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Henrik passed away on Wednesday at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

"His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died Tuesday, February 13 at 23:18 peacefully in his sleep at Fredensborg Palace", the palace said in a statement.

The 83-year-old prince was surrounded by his wife Queen Margrethe and the couple’s two beloved sons, Prince Frederick and Prince Joachim.

The late royal’s coffin was draped with a Danish flag, as thousands of people lined to watch as it was taken through the streets of northern Copenhagen. Source Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images:

Prince Henrik lived a very colourful life, known for speaking his mind and never quite got over his title remaining as a prince instead of being changed to king.

He made headlines last year when he claimed in an interview that he didn’t want to be buried alongside his wife because she never made him King Consort.

The BBC reported at the time that Queen Margrethe ‘accepted her husband’s decision’.

Princess Mary and her husband Prince Frederik were joined by their four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, the family looking very emotional as the stood alongside Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim and further family members. Source: Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

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