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Danish Royal Family

The Danish Royal Family includes The Queen of Denmark and her family. All members hold the title of Prince or Princess of Denmark with the style of His or Her Royal Highness (Hans or Hendes Kongelige Højhed), or His or Her Highness (Hans or Hendes Højhed). They belong to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg that also reigns in Norway. Image File history File links Denmark_large_coa. ... Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ... Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (né Count1 Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat, b. ... Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (born Frederik André Henrik Christian on 26 May 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik. ... Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (Kronprinsesse Mary in Danish), née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, born 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, is the wife of Crown Prince Frederik, the heir apparent to the Danish throne. ... Prince Christian of Denmark (Christian Valdemar Henri John), born 15 October 2005, is the son of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary. ... Prince Joachim of Denmark (Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian), born 7 June 1969, is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. ... His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik) (b. ... His Highness Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, Prince of Denmark (b. ... Princess Benedikte of Denmark (Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid), born in Copenhagen 29 April 1944, is the second daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid. ... Queen Anne-Marie (born Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 August 1946) is the wife of King Constantine II of Greece, who was deposed by a military coup in 1967. ... Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée) (b. ... Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid), styled HM The Queen (born April 16, 1940), is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ...

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Members

Main members

The Danish Royal Family includes:

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid), styled HM The Queen (born April 16, 1940), is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ... Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (né Count1 Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat, b. ... Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (born Frederik André Henrik Christian on 26 May 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik. ... Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (Kronprinsesse Mary in Danish), née Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, born 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, is the wife of Crown Prince Frederik, the heir apparent to the Danish throne. ... Prince Christian of Denmark (Christian Valdemar Henri John), born 15 October 2005, is the son of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary. ... Prince Joachim of Denmark (Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian), born 7 June 1969, is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. ... His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik) (b. ... His Highness Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, Prince of Denmark (b. ... Princess Benedikte of Denmark (Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid), born in Copenhagen 29 April 1944, is the second daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid. ... Queen Anne-Marie (born Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 August 1946) is the wife of King Constantine II of Greece, who was deposed by a military coup in 1967. ... Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée) (b. ...

Extended members

The extended Danish Royal Family which includes people who do not hold the title of Prince or Princess of Denmark but have close connections to the Queen could be said to include:

  • HSH The Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Princess Benedikte's husband)1
    • HSH The Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Princess Benedikte's son)
    • HSH Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Princess Benedikte's elder daughter)
    • Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Princess Alexandra's husband)
      • Count Richard von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Princess Alexandra's son)
      • Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Princess Alexandra's daughter )
    • HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Princess Benedikte's younger daughter)

HH Prince Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 29 October 1934 in Giessen, Germany) is the son of Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Margareta of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. ... Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born January 12, 1969 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany), is the eldest child and only son of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. ... HSH Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess of Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (born November 20, 1970 in Copenhagen, Denmark), is daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark. ... Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth) was born on 12 July 1967. ... Count Richard of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth (Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson) (b. ... Countess Ingrid of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth (Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte) (b. ... Daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. ...

Former Member

  • HE. Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg]] (Prince Joachim's ex-wife)

The former wife of Queen Margarethe's son Prince Joachim, HRH Princess Alexandra lost the style of Royal Highness and was granted the lower style of Highness upon her divorce in 2005, becoming known as HH Princess Alexandra of Denmark, a style which would cease upon her remarriage. During this time she was still considered a Princess of Denmark and thus a member of the Danish Royal Family. In 2005, her former mother-in-law granted her the additional title of grevinde af Frederiksborg (Countess of Frederiksborg), a personal title which would not be revoked when Alexandra remarried. When she did remarry, on 3 March 2007, she lost the style of Highenss and titular dignity of Princess of Denmark, and was no longer a member of the royal family (although she still received an allowance), but kept the title, (excellency) HE. Countess of Frederiksborg. Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style (His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness). ... Highness, often used with a personal possessive pronoun (His/Her/Your Highness, the first two abbreviated HH) is an attribute referring to the rank of the dynasty (such as Royal Highness, Imperial Highness) in an address. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Princess is the feminine form of prince (from Latin princeps, meaning principal citizen). ...


Royal Family of Greece

The members of the deposed Royal Family of Greece hold the title of Prince or Princess of Denmark with the qualification of His or Her Royal Highness because George I of Greece was born a Danish prince. So, they could be considered members of the Danish Royal Family. George I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Γεώργιος A, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (December 24, 1845 – March 18, 1913) was King of the Hellenes (Greece) from 1863 to 1913. ...

The following are important royal consorts today who were born with the titles of Prince/Princess of Greee and Denmark, although they are not descended from Queen Anne-Marie: Constantine of Greece, formerly Constantine II, King of the Hellenes (born June 2, 1940) was King of Greece from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1974. ... Prince Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark is the eldest son of Constantine II, King of the Hellenes from 1964 to 1973. ... The Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece, Princess of Denmark (born Marie-Chantal Claire Miller, September 17, 1968) is a socialite, designer of childrens clothes, and the wife of HRH Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark. ... Prince Konstantinos Alexios of Greece and Denmark (b. ... Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece and Denmark (b. ... Prince Odysseas Kimon of Greece and Denmark (b. ... Born July 25th in New York City. ... Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (born 1 October 1969) is the second son and third child of King Constantine, the former king of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie, who was born a Princess of Denmark as the youngest daughter of the late King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen... This article discusses Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark, a name and title which has also belonged to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, born 10 July 1965, is the elder daughter and eldest child of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and his wife Queen Anna-Marie (née Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark who is the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark... Carlos Morales Quintana (born December 31, 1970) is a Spanish architect and champion yatchsman. ... Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (b. ...

Queen Sofia of Spain Queen Sofía (Sophia Margarita Victoria Frederika), born Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark is the Queen Consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. ... The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philip abandoned those titles to serve in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, but...

Royal Family of Norway

Due to the current descent of all Norwegian royalty from Haakon VII of Norway, who was born a Danish prince and asked to rule a nation similarly to George I of Greece, the Royal Family of Norway has a distant Danish ancestry. Haakon VII, King of Norway, (born as Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel or Prince Carl of Denmark) (August 3, 1872 – September 21, 1957), was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. ... George I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Γεώργιος A, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (December 24, 1845 – March 18, 1913) was King of the Hellenes (Greece) from 1863 to 1913. ... Royal Standard The Norwegian monarch or Sovereign is the head of state of Norway, which is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. ...


Counts and Countesses of Rosenborg

There are also Princes who marry without consent. Marrying without consent results in a loss of royal title and they are then entitled (along with their children) to be called Count or Countess of Rosenborg. They, their wives, and their male-line descendants are:

  • HE. Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg (The Queen's cousin and his wife)
  • HE. Count Christian and Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg (The Queen's cousin and his wife)
    • Countess Camilla, Countess Josephine, and Countess Feoodora of Rosenborg (Count Christian's daughters)
  • Count Ulrik and Countess Tove of Rosenborg (The Queen's second cousin and his wife)
    • Count Philip of Rosenborg (Count Ulrik's son)
    • Countess Katharina of Rosenborg (Count Ulrik's daughter)
  • Countess Charlotte of Rosenborg (The Queen's second cousin)
  • Countess Ruth of Rosenborg (The wife of Count Flemming, the Queen's third cousin)
    • Count Axel and Countess Jutta of Rosenborg (Count Flemming's son and his wife)
      • Count Carl Johan and Count Alexander of Rosenborg (Count Axel's sons)
      • Countess Julie and Countess Désirée of Rosenborg (Count Axel's daughters)
    • Count Birger and Countess Lynne of Rosenborg (Count Flemming's son and his wife)
      • Countess Benedikte of Rosenborg (Count Birger's daughter)
    • Count Carl Johan and Countess Colette of Rosenborg (Count Flemming's son and his wife)
      • Countess Caroline and Countess Josephien of Rosenborg (Count Carl Johan's daughters)
    • Countess Désirée of Rosenborg (Count Flemming's daughter)
  • Countess Karin of Rosenborg (Widow of Count Christian, third cousin of the Queen)
    • Count Valdemar of Rosenborg (Count Christian's son)
      • Count Nicolai of Rosenborg (Count Valdemar's son)
      • Countess Marie of Rosenborg (Count Valdemar's daughter)
    • Countess Marina of Rosenborg (Count Christian's daughter)

Line of succession

Main article: Succession to the Danish Throne Succession to the Danish Throne. ...


Denmark formerly followed Salic law (meaning that only males could inherit the throne) before the law was changed to primogeniture in 1953, meaning that females could inherit, but only if they had no brothers. The current line of succession is: The King of the Franks, in the midst of the military chiefs who formed his Treuste -- or armed court, dictates the Salic Law (Code of the Barbaric Laws). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

  1. HRH The Crown Prince Frederik
  2. HRH Prince Christian
  3. HRH Prince Joachim
  4. HH Prince Nikolai
  5. HH Prince Felix
  6. HRH Princess Benedikte2
  7. HH Princess Elisabeth

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (born Frederik André Henrik Christian on 26 May 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Consort Henrik. ... Prince Christian of Denmark (Christian Valdemar Henri John), born 15 October 2005, is the son of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary. ... Prince Joachim of Denmark (Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian), born 7 June 1969, is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. ... His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik) (b. ... His Highness Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, Prince of Denmark (b. ... Princess Benedikte of Denmark (Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid), born in Copenhagen 29 April 1944, is the second daughter of King Frederik IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid. ... Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée) (b. ...

Notes

1Prince Richard and his children are accurately styled as His or Her Serene Highness, but they are referred to in Danish courts as Hans or Hendes Højhed (His or Her Highness) as there is no Danish equivalent to Serene Highness.


2Princess Benedikte's children have no succession rights. This is because the marriage consent given to her had very specific provisions; the provisions said that if Benedikte ever became the heiress-presumptive, she and her husband would have to take permanent residence in Denmark and her husband would have to become a naturalizied Danish citizen, and her children would only have succession rights if they applied for naturalization upon reaching adult hood, and took up residence in Denmark: (a) at the time of where he (or she) would become the immediate heir to the throne, and (b) no later than when they reach the age of mandatory schooling under Danish law. Since the children are all well past the mandatory schooling age, they have no succession rights.


Queen Anne-Marie has no succession rights as she became the Queen of another country.


See also

HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ... Order of succession Monarchies   Belgium   Denmark   Ethiopia   Japan   Liechtenstein   Luxembourg   Monaco   Netherlands   Norway   Spain   Sweden   United Kingdom Presidencies   France   United States   Peru The order of succession to the Norwegian throne is described in article 6 in the Constitution of Norway: [...] For those born before the year 1971, Article 6 of... In 1980 Sweden adopted equal primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, takes precedence, with children taking precedence over grandchildren. ... The line of succession to the Monegasque Throne passes to the descendants of the reigning Prince of Monaco in accordance with male-preference primogeniture. ... The Netherlands applied Salic law until 1884 when King William IIIs last male heir died and Staten-Generaal adopted agnatic-cognatic primogeniture making Princess Wilhelmina heiress presumptive. ... Belgium uses full (lineal) equal primogeniture; since 1991 males and females have equal rights of succession but this only counts for the offspring of King Albert II, effectively barring the female descended offspring of Leopold II, Albert I and Leopold III from the throne. ...

External links

  • Royal Danish Orders. Unofficial site. Pictures of the Order of Dannebrog and the Order of Dannebrog.
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