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FILE PHOTO: Filer from 2017 showing Danish Queen Margrethe and her husband prince Henrik. The Danish Royal House states in a press release September 6, 2017 that Prince Henrik suffers from dementia. Scanpix Denmark/ Henning Bagger/via REUTERS

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe, has been transferred from a Copenhagen hospital to Fredensborg Castle north of the city, where he wants to spend "his final time", the Royal House said in a statement on Tuesday.

His condition remained serious, the statement said.

The 83-year-old French-born prince was diagnosed with a benign tumour two weeks ago. He had been hospitalised following an illness that began during a private trip to Egypt.

His oldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, a member of the International Olympic Committee, returned home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea last week to be with Prince Henrik after his condition "seriously worsened".

(Reporting by Teis Jensen, editing by Larry King)

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