Queen Margrethe and Prince Joachim attend the funeral of former Court Marshal – Royal Central
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The Danish and Greek royal family bade farewell to former Danish Marshal Søren Haslund-Christensen last Saturday when Queen Margrethe and Prince Joachim attended his funeral. Queen Margrethe and Prince Joachim arrived separately for the funeral and both met the widow of the former Court Marshal with a warm and compassionate embrace.
Queen Margrethe and Prince Joachim attended the funeral, and the rest of the royal family also sent a final farewell with a number of beautiful wreaths. Closest to the coffin stood the largest of the five crowns of the royal family, and that of Queen Margrethe. The other four were from King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The Danish royal court also sent a beautiful colorful wreath to the funeral.
Søren Haslund-Christensen passed away on October 25, 2021 at the age of 88. He was a highly respected Danish Marshal from 1989 to 2003, and he was of great importance to the entire Danish and Greek royal family. Søren Hasslund-Christensen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and moved to a nursing home in 2016. He was married to Marianne and together they had three children.
Søren Haslund-Christensen was the son of Danish expedition leader and author Henning Haslund-Christensen. He made a career in the armed forces, where he became colonel in 1982 and chief of the 1st Jutland brigade in Fredericia from 1982 to 1985 before taking the post of chief of the school of the officers of the army between 1985-1988. In 1988 Haslund-Christensen was appointed Major General and Head of Division Jutland.
From 1989 to 2003 he was Danish Marshal. From 1993 to 2004 he was also director of the school and the Herlufsholm estate. He was president of “HC Andersens Fond”, vice-president of the Royal Danish Geographical Society and participated in the planning of the Galathea 3 expedition.