|2||King||Christian IX of Denmark||1818||1906||Princess||Luise of Hess-Cassel||1817||1898||See
45.413 - Christian was formerly
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and became King of Denmark on
15 November 1863 following the death of his childless second cousin
King Frederik VII of Denmark (1808-1863).
Christian was chosen by the "Great Powers" to be the successor to Frederik VII by the Treaty of London signed on 8 May 1852 and by the Danish Succession Law enacted on 31 July 1853.
An article on the circumstances leading to Christian becoming King of Denmark
Death report of King Christian IX.
A poignant article relating to the death of Queen Luise
For further reading please see The History of the Danish Monarchy.
|2.1||King||Frederik VIII of Denmark||1843||1912||Princess||Louise "Aunt Swan" of Sweden and Norway||1851||1926||See
Frederick died in
During an overnight stay in an hotel in Hamburg, on his way home from Nice where he had visited a health resort, he died all of a sudden during one
of the anonymous, unaccompanied city walks that he had always enjoyed (one source mentions whilst visiting a house of ill repute). Only later was it
realised the body was that of the King of Denmark.
A report on the marriage of Frederick and Louise.
A short obituary on Queen Louise
|2.11||King||Christian X of Denmark (and of Iceland 1918-1944)||1870||1947||Duchess||Alexandrine "Adini" of Mecklenburg-Schwerin||1879||1952||See
23.11111 - In October 1942, Christian suffered a
fall from his horse during his daily ride., which resulted in a gangrene foot leaving him wheel chair bound for the rest of his life.
Christian X was also King of Iceland from 1918-1944.
An agreement (The Act of Union) between Denmark and Iceland signed on 1 December 1918 which was valid for 25 years, recognised Iceland as a fully sovereign state in a personal union with the King of Denmark.
On 31 December 1943, the Act of Union Agreement expired after 25 years and a plebiscite took place in Iceland on whether to terminate the personal union with the King of Denmark and establish a republic. The vote was 97% in favour of ending the union and 95% in favour of the new republican constitution. Iceland formally became a republic on 17 June 1944 thereby severing its link with the King of Denmark.
Death report of King Christian X.
Death report of Queen Alexandrine
|2.111||King||Frederik IX of Denmark||1899||1972||Princess||Ingrid of Sweden||1910||2000||See
3.13113 - The Danish Act of Succession of 27 March 1953 , allowed female succession to the Throne with
sons having precedence over daughters. A Plebiscite was held to agree a new Constitution, the vote on 28 May 1953 approved it by a large majority,
with 1,181,173 votes in favour and 318,075 against. The new Constitution became effective from 5 June 1953.
Prince Knud of Denmark who up until the change in the Constitution as next in line to the succession was
not seen as a suitable Monarch.
A brief report on the wedding of Frederik and Ingrid. Another report on the same day but before the actual marriage.
An obituary on King Frederik IX An obituary on Queen Ingrid
|2.1111 - QVD||Queen||Margrethe II of Denmark||1940||Count||Henri de Laborde de Monpezat||1934||2018||On the occasion of his marriage on 10 June 1967 Henri was created Prince of Denmark by King Frederick IX . Although born Henri, he is officially known as Henrik in Denmark.
On 30 April 2008 an official announcement (*** this announcemnet appears to have been removed posibly from 2012 ***) stated that Queen Margrethe II.has given her children, children-in-law and grandchildren the additional title Count/Countess de Monpezat from that date. The Title will be hereditary in the male line.
An article on the engagement of Margrethe and Henri
|2.11111 - QVD||Crown Prince||Frederik of Denmark||1968||Mary Elizabeth Donaldson||1972||On the occasion of her marriage to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Mary Donaldson became Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.|
|2.111111 - QVD||Prince||Christian Valdemar Henri John of Denmark||2005|
|2.111112 - QVD||Princess||Isabella of Denmark||2007|
|2.111113 - QVD||Prince||Vincent of Denmark||2011|
|2.111114 - QVD||Princess||Josephine of Denmark||2011|
|2.11112 - QVD||Prince||Joachim of Denmark||1969||Alexandra Manley||1964||Alexandra married Martin Jorgensen (born 1978), on 3 March 2007 and under the terms of an agreement struck with the royal household when she divorced from her husband Prince Joachim she lost her membership of the Danish royal family, becoming Countess of Frederiksborg.|
|2.11112 - QVD||Prince||Joachim of Denmark||1969||Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier||1976|
|2.111121 - QVD||Prince||Nikolai of Denmark||1999||In 2023 Queen Margrethe stripped the four children of of Prince Joachim of their prince/princess titles and henceforth will be Count/Countess de Monpezat|
|2.111122 - QVD||Prince||"Felix" Henrik of Denmark||2002||In 2023 Queen Margrethe stripped the four children of of Prince Joachim of their prince/princess titles and henceforth will be Count/Countess de Monpezat|
|2.111123 - QVD||Prince||"Henrik" Carl of Denmark||2009||In 2023 Queen Margrethe stripped the four children of of Prince Joachim of their prince/princess titles and henceforth will be Count/Countess de Monpezat|
|2.111124 - QVD||Princess||Athena of Denmark||2012||In 2023 Queen Margrethe stripped the four children of of Prince Joachim of their prince/princess titles and henceforth will be Count/Countess de Monpezat|
|2.1112 - QVD||Princess||Benedikte of Denmark||1944||Prince||Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg)||1934||2017||Richard's father Prince Gustav
Albrecht (5th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) born 1907 went missing in action in 1944 and was declared legally dead on 29 November 1969.
Prince Richard is a brother of
Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
There were rumours of the romance between Benedikte and Richard in 1964 some four years before they were married.
A report on the funeral of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
|2.11121 - QVD||Prince||Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (7th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg)||1969||Carina Axelsson||1968||Gustav is the present Head of the Princely House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Gustav and Carina had been a couple for nineteen years before their marriage and were prevented from marrying by Gustav's grandfather's will preventing him from inheriting family property if his wife was not of noble birth.
|2.11122 - QVD||Princess||Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg||1970||Count||Jefferson-Friedrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth||1967|
|2.11122 - QVD||Princess||Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg||1970||Count||Michael Preben Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille||1965||Count Michael is owner of Egeskov Castle|
|2.111221 - QVD||Count||Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth||1999|
|2.111222 - QVD||Countess||Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth||2003|
|2.11123 - QVD||Princess||Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg||1975||Alexander Johannsmann||1977||Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was a member of the Danish dressage team who won a bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic|
|2.111231 - QVD||Konstantin Johannsmann||2010|
|2.111232 - QVD||Louisa Johannsmann||2015|
|2.1113 - QVD||Princess||Anne-Marie of Denmark||1946||King||Constantine II of the Hellenes||1940||2023||See
16.142 - King Constantine was deposed on
1 June 1973 following the "Colonels Coup" on 13 December 1967.
Brief report of the wedding of King Constantine and Princess Anne-Marie
|2.112||Prince||Knud of Denmark||1900||1976||Princess||Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark||1912||1995||See
2.142 - Knud was next in line of succession to his brother
Frederik for the throne of Denmark but was not seen as a suitable Monarch. The Danish Act of Succession
of 27 March 1953 allowed female succession to the Throne with sons having precedence over daughters. thereby enabling Frederik's daughter Margrethe
to replace Knud in the line of succession.
It was reported Knud was going to represent Denmark in both the high jump and sprint at the 1920 Olympic Games held in Antwerp. I haven't yet found corroborating information to say that he actually took part.
A brief report on the wedding of Prince Knud and Princess Caroline-Mathilde.
Photograph of Prince Knud, with his wife Princess Caroline-Mathilde, daughter Princess Elisabeth and their recently born son Prince Ingolf.
|2.1121||Princess||Elisabeth of Denmark||1935||2018|
|2.1122||Prince||Ingolf of Denmark||1940||Inge Terney||1938||1996||Prince Ingolf became Count Ingolf of Rosenborg (see
Wedding photograph of Prince Ingolf and Inge Terney
|2.1122||Prince||Ingolf of Denmark||1940||Sussie Hjorhoy Pedersen||1950||Prince Ingolf became Count Ingolf of Rosenborg (see note below)|
|2.1123||Prince||Christian of Denmark||1942||2013||Anne Dorthe Maltoft-Nielsen||1947||2014||Prince Christian became Count Christian of Rosenborg (see note below)|
|2.11231||Countess||Josephine of Rosenborg||1972||Thomas Schmidt||1970||Countess Josephine and Countess Camilla are twins|
|2.11231||Countess||Josephine of Rosenborg||1972||Kenneth Schmidt||1977||Countess Josephine and Countess Camilla are twins|
|2.11232||Countess||Camilla of Rosenborg||1972||Mikael Rosanes||1952||Countess Josephine and Countess Camilla are twins|
|2.11232||Countess||Camilla of Rosenborg||1972||Ivan Ottesen||?||Countess Josephine and Countess Camilla are twins.
A report and photographs of the wedding of Countess Camilla and Ivan Ottesen
|2.11233||Countess||Feodora of Rosenborg||1975||Eric Hervé Patrice Patte||1976|
|2.11233||Countess||Feodora of Rosenborg||1975||Morten Rřnnow||1968|
|2.12||Prince||Carl of Denmark||1872||1957||Princess||Maud of Great Britain||1869||1938||See
15 - Prince Carl was elected King Haakon VII of Norway 18 November 1905 following a
plebiscite on 12/13
November 1905 where 259,563 (78.9 %) voted for a monarchy and 69,264 (21.1 %) voted for a republic.
The new Throne was formally tendered to Prince Charles on 20 November 1905.
The New York Times report of the wedding of Prince Carl and Princess Maud at Buckingham Palace
|2.13||Princess||Louise of Denmark||1875||1906||Prince||Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1868||1945||See
43.73 - The official cause of death of Princess Louise was "meningitis". It is rumoured she
drowned herself in the castle lake on her husband's estate in Bohemia. The Nachod Castle in Bohemia was bought by the Princely family of
Schaumburg-Lippe in 1842 and Louise's father-in-law Wilhelm Karl of Schaumburg-Lippe was the founder of the Nachod line of Schaumburg-Lippe,
Wilhelm Karl died of heart trouble in the Castle on 4 April 1906 followed just five hours later by the death of his daughter-in-law Louise in the same castle.
The Princess had a lucky escape from drowning in 1903.
A short newspaper article prior to the intended marriage of Louise and Friedrich.
|2.14||Prince||Harald of Denmark||1876||1949||Princess||Helen of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg||1888||1962||See
35.423 - Much to the consternation of
Prince Harald and his two sons, Helen was a fervent
supporter of the Nazis
After the second world war Helen was banished from Denmark on the direct authority of her brother-in-law King Christian X of Denmark
|2.141||Princess||Feodora of Denmark||1910||1975||Prince||Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1898||1974||See
43.732 - Princess Feodora and Prince Christian were first cousins, Feodora's father was a brother to Christian's mother.
Brief report on the wedding of Feodora and Christian.
A photograph of Feodora and Christian shortly after their wedding
|2.142||Princess||Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark||1912||1995||Prince||Knud of Denmark||1900||1976||See 2.112 - A brief report on the wedding of Princess Caroline-Mathilde and Prince Knud|
|2.143||Princess||Alexandrine Louise of Denmark||1914||1962||Count||Luitpold Alfred of Castell-Castell||1904||1941||Luitpold's uncle Count Friedrich-Carl of Castell-Castell (1864-1923) was created the first Prince of Castell-Castell
by the King of Bavaria on 7 March 1901.
An interesting story of how Princess Alexandrine Louise met Count Luitpold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
A newspaper photograph of Princess Alexandrine about a month after her marriage to Count Luitpold.
Luitpold died in a plane crash in Bankta near Sofia, Bulgaria
|2.1431||Countess||Amélie Alexandrine of Castell-Castell||1938||Oscar Ritter von Miller zu Aichholz||1934||2022|
|2.1432||Countess||Thyra Antonie of Castell-Castell||1939||Karl Moes||1937|
|2.1433||Count||Otto-Luitpold of Castell-Castell||1942||1943|
|2.144||Prince||Gorm of Denmark||1919||1991||The Australian Newspapers back in 1939 were speculating on suitable suitors for Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain (now Queen Elizabeth II) one of those mentioned was Prince Gorm.|
|2.145||Prince||Oluf of Denmark||1923||1990||Annie Helene Dorrit Puggaard-Muller||1926||2013||A short article (with photograph) on the marriage of
Oluf and Annie.
Prince Oluf became Count Oluf of Rosenborg (see note.
|2.145||Prince||Oluf of Denmark||1923||1990||Lis Wolf-Jurgensen||1935||Prince Oluf became Count Oluf of Rosenborg (see note below)|
|2.1451||Count||Ulrik Harald of Rosenborg||1950||Tove Waigner Larsen||1950||2010|
|2.1451||Count||Ulrik Harald of Rosenborg||1950||Judith Sandwick||1964|
|2.1452||Countess||Charlotte Helene of Rosenborg||1953||Jens Philipsen||1954|
|2.1452||Countess||Charlotte Helene of Rosenborg||1953||Torben Gyldenfeldt Wulff||1954|
|2.15||Princess||Ingeborg of Denmark||1878||1958||Prince||Oscar Carl of Sweden (Duke of Vastergotland)||1861||1951||See
An interesting newspaper article on the Princess Ingeborg's Trousseau
|2.16||Princess||Thyra of Denmark||1880||1945|
|2.17||Prince||Gustav of Denmark||1887||1944|
|2.18||Princess||Dagmar of Denmark||1890||1961||Jurgen Castenskiold||1893||1978||Dagmar was briefly engaged to
Prince Adalbert of Prussia.
An interesting The New York Times article on the proposed marriage with Prince Adalbert.
It would seem that it took some for consent to be given for the marriage of Dagmar to Jurgen Castenskiold.
|2.181||Carl Castenskiold||1923||2006||Bente Grevenkop-Castenskiold||1927||Carl is a very distant cousin to Bente, she is a descendant of
King Frederik VI (1768-1839) and his mistress Frederikke Dannemand (1790-1862).
An ancestral family tree of Bente.
A family tree of the Grevenkop-Castenskiold family.
|2.181||Carl Castenskiold||1923||2006||Else Albrechtsen||1933|
|2.181||Carl Castenskiold||1923||2006||Maja Tegner||1919||2003|
|2.182||Christian Castenskiold||1926||Cecily Abbotts||1927||2019|| |
|2.183||Jorgen Castenskiold||1928||1964||Kirsteen Schlichtkrull||1934|
|2.183||Jorgen Castenskiold||1928||1964||Birgit Tengstedt||1932|
|2.184||Dagmar Castenskiold||1931||2013||Poul Bitsch||1930||1967|
|2.184||Dagmar Castenskiold||1931||2013||Ole Larsen||1948|
|2.2||Princess||Alexandra of Denmark||1844||1925||King||Edward VII of Great Britain||1841||1910||See
1.2 - Alexandra suffered from an hereditary condition called otosclerosis which was the cause of increasing deafness. Her mother Queen Luise was inflicted with the same deafness
A long article covering the wedding of Prince Edward (later King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra.
Birth Registration of King Edward VII
Death Registration of Queen Alexandra
|2.3||Prince||Wilhelm of Denmark||1845||1913||Grand Duchess||Olga of Russia||1851||1926||See
16 - Wilhelm who was elected King George I of the
Hellenes on 5 June 1863 succeeded Otto (previously
Prince Otto of Bavaria ) as King , after the latter had been forced to flee Greece in 1862.
King George was assassinated at Salonika on 18 March 1913 by a mentally deranged Greek individual named Aleka Schinas who himself committed suicide on 6 May 1913 whilst awaiting trial by jumping through a window during questioning. George had reigned almost fifty years and had planned to abdicate after his Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
|2.4||Princess||Dagmar "Minnie" of Denmark||1847||1928||Emperor||Alexander III "Sasha" of all the Russias||1845||1894||See
4.913 - Dagmar took the name "Maria Feodorovna" on her marriage. Dagmar was due to marry Alexander III's older brother
Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia (Tsarevich) who died after an attack of bronchitis (some sources quote meningitis) a couple of months before the intended marriage.
A report on the wedding of Grand Duke Alexander (Tsarevich and later Emperor Alexander III ) and Princess Dagmar
|2.5||Princess||Thyra of Denmark||1853||1933||Crown Prince||Ernst August of Hanover (Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg) & (Duke of Cumberland)||1845||1923||See
Some thoughts by a German correspondent on the betrothal of Ernst August and Thyra.
A report on the wedding of Ernst August and Thyra.
|2.6||Prince||Waldemar of Denmark||1858||1939||Princess||Marie of Orleans (France)||1865||1909||See 13.121 - Waldemar, in 1886 rejected an invitation to become the Sovereign Prince of Bulgaria following the abdication of
Prince Alexander of Battenberg. Marie caught a severe cold which in a short while lead to her death from acute pneumonia.
The New York Times report on the marriage of Waldemar and Marie plus some other interesting snippets of information.
Birth Registration of Marie Amélie
|2.61||Prince||Aage of Denmark||1887||1940||Matilda Calvi di Bergola||1885||1949||Aage became Count Aage of Rosenborg (see note below)
Matilda was a sister to Conte Giorgio Calvi di Bergolo (husband of Princess Yolanda Margherita of Savoy).
The secret wedding of Prince Aage and Matilda Calvi di Bergola.
And in 1938 Dorothy Gould a millionaire heiress said that she would marry Prince Aage following his divorce.
Prince Aage joined the French Foreign Legion (created in 1831 by a royal ordinance issued by his great great grandfather King Louis Philippe I of the French) in 1922 and died in Morocco eighteen years later while still serving as an officer (Major) in the Legion. Prince Aage lost his fortune 1922 when Scandinavia's largest bank (Landmandsbank) collapsed and soon after he joined the Foreign Legion.
|2.611||Count||Waldemar of Rosenborg||1915||1995||Baroness||Floria d'Huart Saint-Mauris||1925||1995|
|2.62||Prince||Axel of Denmark||1888||1964||Princess||Margaretha of Sweden||1899||1977||See 3.1331 - Gravestone of Axel and family
The New York Times brief report on the near miss from death of Axel in a plane crash.
|2.621||Prince||George of Denmark||1920||1986||Anne Bowes-Lyon||1917||1980||Anne is Earl Lichfield's mother (photographer) from her first marriage to Viscount Anson. Anne's father was a brother to
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. George was allowed to keep his title under apparent pressure from King George VI of Great Britain on the basis that if a Bowes-Lyon was good enough for him it was good enough for a Prince of Denmark.
George and Anne were married on 16 September 1950 in the chapel at Glamis Castle, the family home of the Earls of Strathmore (the Bowes-Lyon family). The Bishop of St. Andrews of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, had forbidden Cannon H. G. Rorison Scottish Episcopal Chaplain to the Earl of Strathmore from officiating at the wedding because Anne had divorced her first husband Viscount Anson some two years earlier.
|2.622||Prince||Flemming of Denmark||1922||2002||Alice Ruth Nielsen||1924||2010||Flemming became Count Flemming of Rosenborg (see note below)|
|2.6221||Count||Axel of Rosenborg||1950||Jane Glarborg||1950||Count Axel and Count Birger are twins|
|2.6221||Count||Axel of Rosenborg||1950||Jutta Beck||1958||Count Axel and Count Birger are twins|
|2.6222||Count||Birger of Rosenborg||1950||Minna Tillisch||1949||Count Axel and Count Birger are twins|
|2.6222||Count||Birger of Rosenborg||1950||Susanne Kristensen||1951||1999||Count Axel and Count Birger are twins|
|2.6222||Count||Birger of Rosenborg||1950||Lynne Denise Sharpe||1953||Birth Registration of Lynne Denise Sharpe (for some reason it doesn't include initial D for Denise)|
|2.6223||Count||Carl Johan of Rosenborg||1952||Dorrit Olsen||1956||2010|
|2.6223||Count||Carl Johan of Rosenborg||1952||Colette Cabral||1967|
|2.6224||Countess||Desiree of Rosenborg||1955||Fergus Smith||1949|
|2.6224||Countess||Desiree of Rosenborg||1955||Peter Rindom||1955|
|2.63||Prince||Erik of Denmark||1890||1950||Lois Booth||1897||1941||Erik became Count Eric of Rosenborg (see note below)
but with the King of Denmark's permission he was allowed to take the title "Prince Erik Count of Rosenborg.
A brief report and photograph of Erik and Lois's wedding plus a further brief report of their wedding .
A more detailed report and photograph of Erik and Lois's wedding plus their later life.
Erik and Lois lived in California and their home now belongs to the Arcadia Congregational Church.
From various reports of the day it appears that Erik and Lois were divorced in 1935 in a secret court set up by King Christian X . The marriage was then annulled by King Christian in 1937 with Lois losing her title Princess Erik and Countess of Rosenborg
|2.631||Countess||Alexandra of Rosenborg||1927||1992||Ivar Emil Vind||1921||1977|
|2.632||Count||Christian of Rosenborg||1932||1997||Karin Lüttichau||1938|
|2.64||Prince||Viggo of Denmark||1893||1970||Eleanor Green||1895||1966||Viggo became Count Viggo of Rosenborg (see note below) but with the King of Denmark's permission he was allowed to take the title "Prince Viggo Count of Rosenborg.
A report celebrating the silver wedding anniversary of Viggo and Eleanor
|2.65||Princess||Margrethe of Denmark||1895||1992||Prince||René of Bourbon-Parma||1894||1962||See 38.S|