Prince Henrik of Denmark continues rant against wife Queen Margrethe: 'She's the one playing me for a fool'
Prince Henrik of Denmark isn't backing down.
Last week, the 83-year-old royal revealed he won't be buried with his wife Queen Margrethe (77), because he is still bitter about not being named king consort during their 50 year marriage.
His official title is prince consort, which is standard for his position, but he has hit out at his wife for not upgrading the title.
"If she wants to bury me with her, she must make me a king consort. Finished. I do not care," he told Se og Hør, while sounding like someone who definitely cares.
Henrik went on to cite gender inequality for her high position in the Danish royal family and he believes he would be shown more respect in a non-royal marriage.
"My wife has decided that she would like to be queen, and I’m very pleased with that. But as a person, she must know that if a man and a woman are married, then they are equal."
"My wife hasn’t shown me the respect an ordinary wife should show her spouse."
"She’s the one playing me for a fool. I didn’t marry the queen to get buried at Roskilde."
In the end, he's issued his wife, and the mother of his two children, an ultimatum - either cough up a title or she's spending eternity without him.
"It’s my wife and not me that can do anything about this matter. If she wants me buried with her, she has to make me king consort. End of story. I couldn’t care less."
The couple are currently on holidays in France together and Henrik says they still "love each other", which must make for one hell of a dinner conversation.