~ December 15Fred participating in Mandela's funeral
Crown Prince representing the Danish royal family at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
When the former South African freedom fighter and President Nelson Mandela will be burried, the Danish royal family will be represented by Crown Prince Frederik, said head of press head of the royal house Lene Balleby to Ekstra Bladet.
The preparations for a state funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday night at the age of 95 years old, have already begun.
State and government leaders from around the world, among them U.S. President Barack Obama, are expected to attend. But there are also Royals - including the Danish crown prince.
Visited prison cell
In 1996, the royal couple and the Crown Prince were on an official visit to South Africa, and here they visited, among other things, Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, where the South African was imprisoned for 27 years.
Mandela will probably be buried 15 December.
The collection of state and government leaders in South Africa is expected to be one of the biggest since Mandela was sworn in as the first black president in 1994.
After the official state funeral in Pretoria, he is sent to the Eastern Cape, where he grew up. He will be buried in a private ceremony in Qunu, a place where his relatives are buried.