Prince Henry was a big animal lover.
Among the now deceased prince's favorites was - besides, of course, fierce dachshunds - pandaen.
It was Henry, who in 1972 took the initiative to the Danish branch of the WWF, which has the endangered bear as its logo, and he was also with the minister on the state visit in China in 2014, where the details of panda-loans com finally in place.
Prince Henrik in the company of then-secretary general Gitte Seeberg. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan
And so it was, as you know, a panda costume, the then-80-year-old Henrik donned in 2012 on the occasion of a dinner for the world wildlife fund.
It was not to see it... But the inside of the costume hid a prince. Photo: TV2
So, therefore, sent to queen Margrethe, of course, also a loving thought to her husband, when she inaugurated the pandaanlægget in the Zoological Garden in Copenhagen, denmark on Wednesday evening.
- It is a day many of us have looked forward to with great anticipation, she explained in front of the attending guests including crown princess Mary, who has recently taken over the duties as patron of the Copenhagen Zoo after his father-in-law.
- We thought almost not, it was true. I am extremely much to see it, added the minister, and then added:
And I know that my husband would have been proud.
please Note the unimpressed panda in the background. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix
Well, it IS cute ... Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix
There is well also no doubt that prince Henrik - unlike most other pinger invited to the grand opening - would have appreciated the many protesters in pandakostumer in front of the Zoo's main entrance.
Prince Henry probably would have enjoyed this sight. Photo: Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix
the Pandas at the space in front of the Zoo. Photo: Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix
He was not just in love with the real, live animals, but also people dressed as animals, as you can see in the legendary clip HERE.