| by Raymon Kondos
- Prince Henrick, husband of Danish Queen Margrethe II, came to
Egypt on unofficial visit during recent weeks. Prince Henrick toured
several archeological sites at Giza
and paid a visit to the famous Red Sea resort of Sharm
Accompanied by Zahi Hawas, head of Egyptian Antiquities, Prince
Henrick visited the pyramids plateau to see the Great
Pyramids and then the tombs of the pyramid workers where excavations
are still taking place. He was then taken to the tomb of priest
Kai, who was contemporary to King Khufu (r. 2551 - 2528).
The tomb features a very beautiful relief of Kai’s daughter
as she places her arms affectionately around the neck of her father.
Prince Henrick remained in Egypt for one week and left back to
Denmark on 23 February.
Prince Henrick, born Henri-Marie-Jean-André Count de Laborde
de Monpezat, was born on 11 June 1934 at Talence, Gironde in France.
He married Queen Margrethe II on 10 June 1967.