For some royalty, the riches and fame that come with being a blueblood just aren’t enough. Such is the case of cranky old Prince Henrik of Denmark, who has reportedly decided he’d rather be buried in France, instead of alongside his wife, the Queen of Denmark. Nevertheless, 77-year-old Queen Margrethe is apparently down with her prince-of-a-husband’s not so royal struggle and has reportedly accepted his decision.

Money is good, but Prince feels slighted

The whole royalty brouhaha started long ago and has been simmering in Prince Henrik’s craw for decades.

It seems the 83-year-old princes’ beef is that he has never been formally designated the queen’s equal in the world of royalty.

French-born Henrik’s problem is not with the opulent furnishings and inherited riches of his designated princehood in Denmark, but rather that country’s failure to dub him as King. One might say it’s a question of protocol within royalty. Like chess, Henrik obviously believes the King is the most powerful player on the board and the remaining pieces, including the Queen, are there to serve and protect him. Perhaps the Americans had the right idea when they dumped the whole royalty/DNA scam. After all, they have Kim Kardashian, which makes more sense. In any case, something is rotten in Denmark and he wants to be buried in France instead of the country that filled his royal coffers to the brim for all these years.

Henrik was born in France

Born Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat in France in 1934, Denmark’s royal pain in the dynastic monarchy, like all highest ranking Danish royalty, enjoys the title of prince or princess, with the exception of Queen Margrethe who holds the royal flush.

"It is no secret that the prince, for many years, has been unhappy with his role and the title he has been awarded in the Danish monarchy," the Royal Danish House's director of communications recently told the tabloid BT.

While the difference between a king or a prince title is of small concern in societies that define royalties as payments earned through book sales and whatnot, Prince Henrik, being of regal character and undisputed nobility, is perhaps able to sense a subtle disrespect for his royal sovereignty from the shallow bows of common Danish subjects. Whatever the case, Denmark could probably save a bundle of cash by insisting the French pay for his highnesses’ royal funeral services.