Danish prince visits ailing father after leaving Olympics

By on February 10, 2018


FILE: Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (Photo by Mogens Engelund - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)
FILE: Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (Photo by Mogens Engelund – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik has returned from the Winter Olympics in South Korea to visit his ailing father at a Copenhagen hospital.

The royal household said Saturday that Frederik, the heir to Denmark’s throne, was joined by his mother, Queen Margrethe, and his wife during the visit late Friday.

The queen’s French-born husband, 83-year-old Prince Henrik, was hospitalized with a lung infection on Jan. 28. Last year, the palace announced Henrik was suffering from dementia.

The palace said Friday that Frederik, an International Olympic Committee member, left the Winter Games in Pyeongchang because his father’s condition had “seriously worsened.”