Crown Princess Mary was seen comforting her young children today as she attended her father-in-law Prince Henrik’s funeral in Copenhagen today.
The Danish royal, 46, was dressed in all black as she joined husband Crown Prince Frederik at the funeral, with their children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent.
The mother-of-four was seen bending down to give Josephine, seven, a reassuring embrace outside the church at Christiansborg Palace ahead of the service.
Christian, 12, Isabella, 10, and Vincent, seven, also looked visibly upset as they gathered for their grandfather’s funeral.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was seen comforting her young children today as they attended her father-in-law Prince Henrik’s funeral in Copenhagen today
Mary, 46, was seen giving seven-year-old Josephine a kiss on the forehead as they assembled at the church, along with Vincent, seven, Isabella, 10, and Christian, 12 (pictured from L to R)
They were joined by their grandmother Queen Margrethe who wore a black veil for the service.
The 77-year-old monarch was seen weeping over her husband’s coffin at the funeral today.
Thousands of Danes lined the streets to pay their respects to Henrik, who died in his sleep aged 83 last Tuesday.
Following his death, his coffin was taken on a stately procession through the streets of northern Copenhagen to Amalienborg Palace.
The Danish royal was seen reassuring young Josephine as they assembled outside the church
Mary looked sombre as she joined husband Crown Prince Frederik at the funeral, along with their four children
Prince Christian, 12, (far right) who is Mary and Frederik’s eldest son, was seen looking upset
Mary was seen saying some words of reassurance to seven-year-old Josephine
His casket was on display to the public for the past week, ahead of today’s private funeral service.
Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, France’s ambassador to Denmark and some 60 other guests were among those at the church ceremony today.
Mary and husband Frederik, 49, took their children to visit a sea of floral tributes laid to Prince Henrik outside the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen on Thursday.
Although Henrik and Margrethe appeared to have a good marriage, the French-born prince had publicly vented his frustration at not being her social equal.
Mary was dressed in all-black as she arrived at the funeral of Prince Henrik in Copenhagen
The mother-of-four looked sombre as she arrived at her father-in-law’s funeral service today
Mary was seen holding 10-year-old daughter Isabella’s hand as they arrived at the funeral
Queen Margrethe, 77, led the Danish royal family at her husband’s funeral in Copenhagen
The 77-year-old monarch was seen weeping during the funeral service at Christiansborg Palace Church
Fredricks’ brother Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie of Denmark (far right), also attended the funeral with their children
He was titled prince consort, the husband of a reigning queen but not a king, and he was not in the line of succession, his oldest son Crown Prince Frederik being the heir.
Henrik caused a scandal last August by announcing that when he died he did not want to be buried next to Margrethe in the cathedral where the remains of Danish royals have gone for centuries.
The palace said it would respect Henrik’s wish to be cremated, after he refused to be buried in a tomb prepared for him and his wife Queen Margrethe.
Half of his ashes will be spread over Danish seas and the other half buried in the royal family’s private garden at the Fredensborg Palace, north of Copenhagen, where he died.
Mary was seen arriving at the church with daughters Isabella and Josephine, along with husband Frederik and sons Christian and Vincent
Mary appeared emotional as she wiped her nose with a tissue during the funeral service
The Australian-born royal sat next to her husband Frederik at the funeral of his father today
Frederik, who is the heir to the throne, sat next to his mother Queen Margrethe at the service
They were also joined by Prince Joachim of Denmark (centre) and his wife Princess Marie (front), with Mary and Frederik’s children sat behind them
Mary and Frederik sat at the front of the church, along with Queen Margrethe, Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie
Mary looked sombre as she arrived at the funeral today along with her young children
The mother-of-four was greeted by an official as she arrived at Christiansborg Palace