Genealogy of the Royal Family of Denmark1, 2

House Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg


HM King Christian IX of DenmarkHM King Christian IX of Denmark ("Apapa")
(Born as: HSH Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck)
(Since July 6th, 1825:) HSH Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
(Since July 31st, 1853:) HRH Prince Christian of Denmark
* Schloß Gottorp, Gottorp, April 8th, 1818
† Amalienborg, Copenhagen, January 29th, 1906
Created Prince of Denmark and proclaimed Heir to the Throne of Denmark, July 31st, 1853
King of Denmark, November 15th, 1863

HM Queen Luise of Denmark née Princess of Hesse-CasselMarried:

Amalienborg, Copenhagen, May 26th, 1842:
HH Princess Louise Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Auguste Julie of Hesse-Cassel ("Amama")
* Schloß Rumpelheim, Cassel, September 7th, 1817
† Bernstorff Castle, Gentofte near Copenhagen, September 29th, 1898

HM Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland née Princess of DenmarkChildren from this marriage:

  1. HM King Frederik VIII of Denmark ("Freddy")
  2. HSH Princess Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg ("Alix")
    (Since July 31st, 1853:) HH Princess Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark
    (Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Princess Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark
    * Yellow Palace, Amaliegade, Copenhagen, December 1st, 1844
    † Sandringham House near King's Lynn, Norfolk, November 20th, 1925

    HM King Edward VII of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandMarried:

    St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, March 10th, 1863:
    HM King
    Edward VII of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India, Defender of Faith, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony ("Bertie")
    (Born as: HRH Prince Albert Edward of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, Duke of Cornwall)
    (Since December 8th, 1841:) HRH Prince Albert Edward of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Wales
    * Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, London, November 9th, 1841
    † Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, London, May 6th, 1910
    Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Great Steward of Scotland, November 9th, 1841; created Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, December 8th, 1841; created Earl of Dublin, January 17th, 1850
    King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India, January 22nd, 1901 (crowned: Westminster Abbey, London, August 9th, 1902)
    Knight of the Garter, November 9th, 1858; Knight of the Thistle, May 24th, 1867

  3. HSH Prince Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg ("Willy")
    (Since July 31st, 1853:) HH Prince Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Denmark
    (Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Prince Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg of Denmark
    (Since October 31st, 1863:) HM King
    Giorgios I of the Hellenes
  4. HIM Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia née Princess Dagmar of DenmarkHSH Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg ("Minnie")
    (Since July 31st, 1853:) HH Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar of Denmark
    (Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar of Denmark
    (Took the name Marija Feodorovna following her conversion to the orthodox faith, October 24th n.s., 1866)
    * Yellow Palace, Amaliegade, Copenhagen, November 26th, 1847
    † Villa Hvidøre, Emiliekildevej, Klampenborg near Copenhagen, October 13th, 1928

    HIM Emperor Aleksandr III Aleksandrovitch of RussiaMarried:

    Chapel, Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, November 9th n.s., 1866:
    HIM Emperor and Autocrat
    Aleksandr III Aleksandrovitch of all the Russias ("Sascha")
    (Born as: HIH Grand Duke Aleksandr Aleksandrovitch of Russia)
    (Since April 24th n.s., 1865:) HIH Czarevitch Aleksandr Aleksandrovitch of Russia
    * St. Petersburg, March 10th n.s., 1845
    † (nephritis) Livadia Palace, Crimea, November 1st n.s., 1894
    Czarevitch of Russia, April 24th n.s., 1865
    Emperor of Russia, March 13th n.s., 1881 (crowned: Dormition Cathedral, Kremlin, Moscow, May 27th n.s., 1883)

  5. HRH Crown Princess Thyra of Hanover née Princess of DenmarkHH Princess Thyra Amalia Caroline Charlotte Anna of Denmark
    (Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Princess Thyra Amalia Caroline Charlotte Anna of Denmark
    * Yellow Palace, Amaliegade, Copenhagen, September 29th, 1853
    † Gmunden am Traunsee, February 26th, 1933

    HRH Crown Prince Ernst August of Hanover, 3rd Duke of CumberlandMarried:

    Royal Chapel, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, December 21st, 1878:
    HRH Crown Prince
    Ernst August Wilhelm Adolf Georg Friedrich of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 3rd Duke of Cumberland
    (Born as: HRH Prince Ernst August Wilhelm Adolf Georg Friedrich of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)
    (Since November 18th, 1851:) HRH Crown Prince Ernst August Wilhelm Adolf Georg Friedrich of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
    * Hanover, September 21st, 1845
    † Gmunden am Traunsee, November 14th, 1923
    Crown Prince of Hanover, November 18th, 1851
    Head of the Royal Family of Hanover and 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, Earl of Armagh, June 12th, 1878 (deprived of his British peerages by Order of the Privy Council of March 28th, 1919 which order was invalid because it violated the Sophia Naturalisation Act (1701) that provided British citizinship for Protestant descendants of the Electress Sophia of Hanover in perpetuity)
    Knight of the Garter, June 23rd, 1878

    Illegitimate child:

    1. Maria
      * Schloß Glücksburg, Glücksburg, November 8th, 1871
      † 1964
      (Father: Vilhelm Frimann Marcher; Maria was adopted by Rasmus and Anne Marie Jørgensen from Odense shortly after birth and renamed Kate)

      Married:

      1902:
      Frode Pløyen-Holstein
      * ?
      † ?

  6. HH Prince Valdemar of Denmark

HM King Frederik VIII of DenmarkHM King Frederik VIII of Denmark ("Freddy")
(Born as: HSH Prince Christian Frederik Vilhelm Carl of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
(Since July 31st, 1853:) HH Prince Christian Frederik Vilhelm Carl of Denmark
(Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Prince Christian Frederik Vilhelm Carl of Denmark
(Since November 15th, 1863:) HRH Crown Prince Christian Frederik Vilhelm Carl of Denmark
* Yellow Palace, Amaliegade, Copenhagen, June 3rd, 1843
† (on the street during a walk, declared deceased in hospital) Hamburg, May 14th, 1912
Crown Prince of Denmark, November 15th, 1863
King of Denmark, January 29th, 1906 (proclaimed: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, January 30th, 1906)

HM Queen Louise of Denmark née Princess Lovisa of SwedenMarried:

Chapel, Royal Palace, Stockholm, July 28th, 1869:
HRH Princess
Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden ("Sessa")
(In Denmark styled as Queen Louise)
* Royal Palace, Stockholm, October 31st, 1851
† Amalienborg, Copenhagen, March 20th, 1926

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM King Christian X Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm of Denmark
  2. HRH Prince Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel of Denmark
    (Since November 18th, 1905:) HM King
    Haakon VII of Norway
  3. HRH Princess Louise Caroline Josephine Sophia Thyra Olga of Denmark
  4. HRH Prince Harald Christian Frederik of Denmark
  5. HRH Princess Ingeborg of Sweden née Princess of DenmarkHRH Princess Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Louise of Denmark
    * Charlottenlund Castle near Copenhagen, August 2nd, 1878
    † Hovslagaregatan, Stockholm, March 12th, 1958

    HRH Prince Carl of Sweden with his grandson HH Prince Georg of DenmarkMarried:

    Royal Chapel, Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, August 27th, 1897:
    HRH Prince
    Oscar Carl Wilhelm of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland
    * Palace of the Hereditary Prince, Stockholm, February 27th, 1861
    † Hovslagaregatan, Stockholm, October 24th, 1951
    President of the Swedish Red Cross (resigned: 1946)

  6. HRH Princess Thyra of DenmarkHRH Princess Thyra Louise Caroline Amalia Augusta Elisabeth of Denmark
    * Amalienborg, Copenhagen, March 14th, 1880
    † Copenhagen, November 2nd, 1945
  7. HRH Prince Gustav of DenmarkHRH Prince Christian Frederik Vilhelm Valdemar Gustav of Denmark
    * Amalienborg, Copenhagen, March 4th, 1887
    † Egelund Castle, October 5th, 1944
  8. HRH Princess Dagmar Louise Elisabeth of Denmark

HM King Christian X of DenmarkHM King Christian X Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm of Denmark
(Born as: HRH Prince Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm of Denmark)
(Since January 29th, 1906:) HRH Crown Prince Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm of Denmark
* Charlottenlund Castle near Copenhagen, September 26th, 1870
† Amalienborg, Copenhagen, April 20th, 1947
Crown Prince of Denmark, January 29th, 1906
King of Denmark, May 14th, 1912 (proclaimed: Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen, May 15th, 1912); King of Iceland, 1918-1944

HM Queen Alexandrine of Denmark née Duchess of MecklenburgMarried:

(civil) Villa Wenden and (religious) German Church, Boulevard Cannet, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, April 26th, 1898:
HH Duchess Alexandrine Auguste of Mecklenburg ("Adini")
* Neues Stadt Palais, Schwerin, December 24th, 1879
† St. Lukasstiftelsen, Hellerup near Copenhagen, December 28th, 1952

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM King Frederik IX of Denmark ("Rico")
  2. HRH Prince Knud Christian Frederik Michael of Denmark

HM King Frederik IX of DenmarkHM King Frederik IX of Denmark ("Rico")
(Born as: HRH Prince Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg of Denmark)
(Since May 14th, 1912:) HRH Crown Prince Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg of Denmark
* Sorgenfri Castle, Lyngby near Copenhagen, March 11th, 1899
† Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen, January 14th, 1972
Crown Prince of Denmark, May 14th, 1912
King of Denmark, April 20th, 1947 (proclaimed: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, April 21st, 1947)

HM Queen Ingrid of Denmark née Princess of SwedenMarried:

Storkyrkan, Stockholm, May 24th, 1935:
HRH Princess
Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden
* Royal Palace, Stockholm, March 28th, 1910
† Kancellihuset, Fredensborg Palace, Fredensborg, November 7th, 2000

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM Queen Margrethe II Alexandrine Thorhildur Ingrid of Denmark ("Daisy")
  2. HRH Princess Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid of Denmark
  3. HM Queen Anne Marie of the Hellenes née Princess of Denmark and HM King Konstantinos II of the HellenesHRH Princess Anne Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark
    * Amalienborg, Copenhagen, August 30th, 1946

    Married:

    Metropolis, Athens, September 18th, 1964:
    HM King
    Konstantinos II of the Hellenes ("Tino")
    (Born as: HRH Prince Konstantinos of Greece and Denmark)
    (Since April 1st, 1947:) HRH Crown Prince Konstantinos of Greece, Prince of Denmark
    * Villa Psychiko, Athens, June 2nd, 1940
    Crown Prince of Greece, April 1st, 1947
    King of the Hellenes, March 6th, 1964 (fled into exile: December 13th, 1967; deposed: June 1st, 1973; the monarchy was abolished by plebiscite: December 8th, 1974)


HM Queen Margrethe II of DenmarkHM Queen Margrethe II Alexandrine Thorhildur Ingrid of Denmark ("Daisy")
(Born as: HRH Princess Margrethe Alexandrine Thorhildur Ingrid of Denmark)
* Amalienborg, Copenhagen, April 16th, 1940
Heir to the Throne of Denmark, June 5th, 1953
Queen of Denmark, January 14th, 1972 (proclaimed: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, January 15th, 1972)

HRH Prince Henrik of DenmarkMarried:

Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen, June 10th, 1967:
Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat
(Since June 10th, 1967:) HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark
* Talence, Gironde, June 11th, 1934
Created HRH Prince of Denmark, June 10th, 1967
President of the Danish Red Cross

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DenmarkChildren from this marriage:

  1. HRH Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark
    (Since January 14th, 1972:) HRH Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark
    * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, May 26th, 1968
    Crown Prince of Denmark, January 14th, 1972

    HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark née DonaldsonMarried:

    Dom, Copenhagen, May 14th, 2004:
    Mary Elizabeth Donaldson
    * Hobart, Tasmania, February 5th, 1972

    Children from this marriage:

    1. HRH Prince Christian Valdermar Henri John of Denmark
      * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, October 15th, 2005
    2. HRH Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark
      * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, April 21st, 2007
  2. HRH Prince Joachim of DenmarkHRH Prince Joachim Holger Valdemar Christian of Denmark
    * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, June 7th, 1969

    HH Princess Alexandra of Denmark née ManleyMarried:

    Chapel, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, November 18th, 1995:
    Alexandra Christina Manley
    * Hong Kong, June 30th, 1964
    Granted the style Highness and the title Countess of Frederiksborg following the divorce. She was entitled to retain the title Princes until she remarried on March 3rd, 2007.
    (Separated: Copenhagen, September 16th, 2004; divorced: Copenhagen, April 8th, 2005)

    HH Prince Nikolai of DenmarkChildren from this marriage:

    1. HH Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark
      * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, August 28th, 1999
    2. HH Prince Felix of DenmarkHH Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark
      * Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, July 22nd, 2002

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Jérôme Baudesson, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Dag T. Hoelseth, Erik Lamote, Netty Leistra, Claes Mattsson and Paul Theroff.
  2. The official titles of the sovereigns of Denmark are: King/Queen of Denmark, the Wends and the Goths, Duke/Duchess of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg with the style Majesty. Queen Margrethe II only took the title Queen of Denmark when she succeeded to the throne.
    The official title of the heir to the throne is: Crown Prince of Denmark with the style Royal Highness.
    The children of the sovereign and the children of the heir to the throne bear the title Prince(ss) of Denmark with the style Royal Highness. The other descendants in male lineage of the sovereign bear the title Prince(ss) of Denmark with the style Highness. Princes who contract a marriage without the consent of the sovereign bear the title Greve af Rosenborg.

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