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Princess Mary's Father-In-Law Prince Henrik Dies Aged 83

Denmark's Prince Henrik, the father-in-law of Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, has died at the age of 83 at Fredensborg Castle, the Royal House has announced.

"His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep," the statement said. "Her Majesty the Queen and the two sons were at his side."

The 83-year-old French-born prince was diagnosed with a benign tumour two weeks ago. He had been hospitalised following an illness that began during a private trip to Egypt.

Shortly before his death, he was transferred from a Copenhagen hospital back to the castle, north of the city, where he had wanted to spend "his final time".

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