Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prince Henrik death: court mourning

His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, and it has been decreed that the Court will be in mourning from today until Wednesday, 14 March.

In the period of mourning, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family and the Court will not participate in social or entertainment events. During the Court mourning, dark clothing will be worn at public appearances. Personnel in uniform will wear black armbands on the upper part of the left arm.

Court mourning is the designation for a shorter or longer period of mourning at the Court in connection with a death in the Royal Family. The length of the mourning time is determined by the sovereign.

From today until Tuesday, 20 February between the hours of 09.00-17.00, condolence lists will be placed at the gate of Det Gule Palæ, Amaliegade 18, Copenhagen.


- said...

Did the Queen introduce court mourning when minor royal died, for example Christian af Rosenborg or his mother, the Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No court mourning for Christian. Court mourning was in effect until Caroline Mathilde's funeral

- said...

Thanks, Marlene. What about other minor royals?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Knud certainly had court mourning because he was a member of the royal family -- if you were not HRH and a Prince or Princess, there would be no official mourning