Sri Lanka attacks: Funeral held for Anders Holch Polvsen’s children

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Sri Lanka attacks: Funeral held for Anders Holch Polvsen's children



A funeral was held for Anders Holch Povlsen’s children Alfred, Alma and Agnes today (Picture: Reuters)The funeral for three of Denmark’s richest man’s children took place today after they were killed in the Sri Lanka bombings.
Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, comforted wife Anne and daughter Astrid as flower-decked coffins for Alfred, Alma and Agnes arrived at the service at Aarhus Cathedral in Denmark today.
The Asos tycoon lost three of his four children in a string of attacks by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday that killed 253 people.
The Danish Royal Family and the country’s Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen attended the service.
At a memorial last week, the family described their loss as ‘utterly incomprehensible’ but thanked family, friends and neighbours in the Danish town of Brande for their support, in a text message read by a priest.

He could be seen comforting his wife and daughter (Picture: MEGA)

The family has described their loss as ‘utterly incomprehensible’ (Picture: MEGA)

The service was held at Aarhus Cathedral in Denmark (Picture: MEGA)

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and her children attended the funeral (Picture: EPA)

The family has thanked friends and neighbours in the Danish town of Brande for their support and love (Picture: MEGA)He was staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo when it was hit by suicide bombers Zahran Hashim and Ilham Ibrahim, when son Alfred and daughters Alma and Agnes were killed.
Daughter Astrid survived and it’s believed Mr Polvsen was hurt in the attack, but it is not known how seriously he was injured.
British teens Daniel and Amelie Linsey were also killed in the attack at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Mr Polvsen, who is the biggest individual landowner in Scotland, and his family split their time between Denmark and Scotland.
The three coffins were decorated with flowers, balloons and portraits of the children as it was carried out of the church before the burial.
Crown Princess Mary could be seen holding her daughter Princess Isabella next to son Prince Vincent and daughter Princess Josephine.
Just days before her death, Alma uploaded an image of her three siblings by a pool on Instagram.

Just days before the attacks, one of the children, Alma, uploaded an image of her three siblings, Astrid, Agnes and Alfred, by a pool on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)

Anne Storm Pedersen with husband Anders Holch Povlsen (Picture: PA)More: Sri Lanka

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