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HM Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark and HRH Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF DENMARK

HOUSE OF OLDENBURG

by William Bortrick

1972–present HM Margrethe II alexandrine þórhildur ingrid, Queen of Denmark, born at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 16 April 1940, married at Copenhagen, Denmark 10 June 1967 Henri (Hen­rik) Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat, created Prince of Denmark with the style His Royal Highness by HM Frederik IX, King of Denmark 10 June 1967, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, Chancellor of the Royal Danish Orders (born at Talence, Gironde, France 11 June 1934), son of André de Laborde de Monpezat and his wife Renée Yvonne Doursenot, and has issue,

1a HRH Frederik André Henrik Christian, Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 26 May 1968, married at Copenhagen, Denmark 14 May 2004 Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (born at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 5 February 1972), third and youngest daughter of Professor John Dalgleish Donaldson, PhD and his first wife Henrietta Clark Horne, and has issue,

1b HRH Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 15 October 2005.

2b HRH Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 21 April 2007.

3b HRH Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 8 January 2011 twin.

4b HRH Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 8 January 2011 twin.

2a HRH Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 7 June 1969, married first at Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark 18 November 1995 (divorced 8 April 2005) Alexandra Christina Manley, created Countess of Frederiksborg 16 April 2005 (born at Hong Kong 30 June 1964, married second at Faxe, Zealand, Denmark 3 March 2007 Martin Jørgensen (born at Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark 2 March 1978), son of Jacob Jørgensen), eldest daughter of Richard Nigel Manley and his wife Christa Maria Nowotny, and has issue,

1b HH Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 28 August 1999.

2b HH Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 22 July 2002.

2a (continued) HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark, married second at Møgeltønder, Jutland, Denmark 24 May 2008 Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier (born at Paris, France 6 February 1976), only child of Alain Cavallier and his first wife Françoise Moreau, and has further issue,

3b HH Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 4 May 2009.

4b HH Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 24 January 2012.

Lineage of the Kings and Queens of Denmark 1588–Present

1588–1648 Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway, eldest son of Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway 1559–88 and his wife Princess Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, born at Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark 12 April 1577, married at Haderslevhus, Denmark 30 November 1597 Margravine Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (born at Halle 26 June 1575; died at Copenhagen, Denmark 8 April 1612, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), eldest daughter of Joachim III Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg 1598–1608 and his first wife Margravine Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin. Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway, married second (morganatically) 31 December 1615 (separated) Kirsten Munk, created Countess of Schleswig-Holstein 1627 (born 6 July 1598; died 19 April 1658), only child of Count Ludvig Ludvigsen Munk and his wife Ellen Marsvin, and died at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 28 February 1648 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his son,

1648–1670 HM Frederik III, King of Denmark and Norway, born at Haderslevhus, Denmark 18 March 1609, married at Schloss Glücksburg 1 October 1643 Princess Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born at Schloss Herzberg 24 March 1628; died at Sophie Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 20 February 1685, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), second daughter of George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Calenberg 1635–41 and his wife Landgravine Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt, and died at Copenhagen Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 9 February 1670 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1670–1699 HM Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, introduced the Danish Code (Danske Lov) in 1683 and the Norwegian Code (Norske Lov) in 1687, born at Duborg Castle, Flensburg 15 April 1646, married 25 June 1667 Landgravine Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel (born at Cassel 27 April 1650; died at Copenhagen, Denmark 27 March 1714, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), eldest daughter of William VI the Just, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel 1637–63 and his wife Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg, and died at Copenhagen, Denmark 25 August 1699 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1699–1730 HM Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway, born at Copenhagen Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 11 October 1671, married first at Copenhagen Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 5 December 1695 Princess Luise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (born at Güstrow Palace 28 July 1667; died at Copenhagen, Denmark 15 March 1721, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), seventh daughter of Gustav Adolf, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow 1636–95 and his wife Princess Magdalene Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp. HM Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway, married second (morganatically and bigamously) 6 September 1703 Elisabeth Helene von Vieregg, created Countess of Antvorskov (born 4 May 1679; died 27 June 1704), daughter of Adam Otto von Vieregg zu Weitendorff and his wife Anna Helene von Wulffersdorff. HM Frederik IV, King of Denmark and Norway, married third (secretly, morganatically and bigamously) at Skanderborg Castle, Jutland, Denmark 26 June 1712 and again at Copenhagen, Denmark 4 April 1721 Countess Anne Sophie von Reventlow (born at Clausholm Castle, Jutland, Denmark 16 April 1693; died at Clausholm Castle, Jutland, Denmark 7 January 1743, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), third daughter of Count Conrad von Reventlow, Grand Chancellor of Denmark 1699–1708 and his second wife Sophie Amalie von Hahn, and died at Odense Palace, Funen, Denmark 12 October 1730 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his second son,

1730–1746 HM Christian VI, King of Denmark and Norway, born at Copenhagen Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 30 November 1699, married at Pretzsch, Saxony 7 August 1721 Margravine Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (born at Schloss Schönberg 28 November 1700; died at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 27 May 1770, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), fourth daughter of Christian Heinrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach and his wife Countess Sophie Christiane von Wolfstein, and died at Hirschholm Palace, Hørsholm, Denmark 6 August 1746 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his only son,

1746–1766 HM Frederik V, King of Denmark and Norway, born at Copenhagen Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark 31 March 1723, married first at Hanover 30 October 1743 (by proxy) and at Altona 11 December 1743 (in person) HRH Princess Louisa of Great Britain and Ireland (born at Leicester House, London 7 December 1724; died at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 19 December 1751, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), fifth and youngest daughter of HM George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland 1727–60 and his wife HSH Princess Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach. HM Frederik V, King of Denmark and Norway, married second at Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark 8 July 1752 HSH Duchess Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (born at Wolfenbüttel 4 September 1729; died at Fredensborg Palace, Zealand, Denmark 10 October 1796, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), sixth and youngest daughter of HH Ferdinand Albrecht II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife HSH Duchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and died at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 14 January 1766 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his second son,

1766–1808 HM Christian VII, King of Denmark and Norway, reigned under the Regency of his only son from 14 April 1784 having become mentally unstable, born at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 29 January 1749, married by proxy at St James's Palace, London 1 October 1766 and in person at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 8 November 1766 (divorced 6 April 1772), his first cousin, HRH Princess Caroline Matilda of Wales (born at Leicester House, London 11 July 1751; died at Celle Castle 10 May 1775, buried at Stadtkirche St Marien, Celle), fourth and youngest daughter of HRH Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, KG and his wife HSH Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and died at Rendsborg 13 March 1808 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his only son,

1808–1839 HM Frederik VI, King of Denmark and Norway 1808–1814, King of Denmark 1814–1839, assumed the government as Regent for his father 14 April 1784, ceded the Kingdom of Norway to Sweden following the Peace of Kiel 14 January 1814, born at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 28 January 1768, married at Gottorp 31 July 1790, his first cousin, HSH Princess Marie Sophie Friederike of Hesse-Cassel (born at Hanau 28 October 1767; died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 21 March 1852, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), eldest daughter of HH Landgrave Karl of Hesse-Cassel and his wife HRH Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway, and died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 3 December 1839 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his first cousin,

1839–1848 HM Christian VIII frederik, King of Denmark, King of Norway 1814, elected Regent of Norway 16 February 1814, elected King of Norway 17 May 1814 and abdicated 14 August 1814 (ac­cepted by the Storthing 7 October 1814), crowned at Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark 28 June 1840 (the last King of Denmark to be crowned), born at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 18 September 1786, married first at Schloss Ludwigslust 21 June 1806 (divorced 1810) HH Duchess Charlotte Friederike of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (born at Schloss Ludwigslust 4 December 1784; died at Rome 13 July 1840, buried at Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome), youngest daughter of HRH Friedrich Franz I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1785–1837 and his wife HH Princess Luise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. HM Christian VIII, King of Denmark, married second at Augustenborg Palace, Jutland, Denmark 22 May 1815 HSH Princess Caroline Amalie of Schleswig­-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (born at Copenhagen, Denmark 22 June 1796; died without issue at Copenhagen, Denmark 9 March 1881, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), only daughter of HSH Friedrich Christian II, Duke of Schleswig­-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1794–1814 and his wife HRH Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, and died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 20 January 1848 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his younger son,

1848–1863 HM Frederik VII carl christian, King of Denmark, born at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 6 October 1808, married first at Copenhagen, Denmark 1 November 1828 (divorced September 1837), his second cousin as her first husband, HRH Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark and Norway (born at Kiel 18 January 1808; died at Glücksburg 30 May 1891), youngest daughter of HM Frederik VI, King of Denmark and Norway 1808–14 and King of Denmark 1814–39 and his wife HSH Princess Marie Sophie Friederike of Hesse-Cassel (see above). HM Frederik VII, King of Denmark, married second at Neustrelitz 10 June 1841 (divorced 30 September 1846) HH Duchess Caroline Charlotte Marianne of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (born at Neustre­litz 10 January 1821; died at Neustre­litz 1 June 1876), younger daughter of HRH Georg, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1816–60 and his wife HH Princess and Landgravine Marie Wilhelmine Friederike of Hesse-Cassel. HM Frederik VII, King of Denmark, married third (morganatically) at Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark 7 August 1850 Louise Chris­tine Rasmussen, created Countess Danner 1850 (born at Copenhagen, Denmark 21 April 1815; died at 6 March 1874), daughter of Gotthilf Ludewig Köppen and Juliane Caroline Rasmussen, and died without issue at Glücksburg 15 November 1863 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his second cousin,

1863–1906 HM Christian IX, King of Denmark, formerly HSH Prince Christian of  Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, became heir presumptive after HRH Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince of Denmark by the London Protocol 8 May 1852 and the Danish Law of Succession 31 July 1853, granted the title of Prince of Denmark 31 July 1853 and the style His or Her Royal Highness for himself and his children 21 December 1858, fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm Paul Leopold, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1816–31 and his wife HH Princess and Landgravine Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel, born at Gottorp Castle 8 April 1818, married at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 26 May 1842, his second cousin, HH Princess and Landgravine Louise Wilhelmine Friederike Caroline Auguste Julie of Hesse-Cassel (born at Cassel 7 September 1817; died at Bernstorff Palace, Denmark 29 September 1898, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), third daughter of HH Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel and his wife HRH Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark, and died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 29 January 1906 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1906–1912 HM christian Frederik VIII wilhelm carl, King of Denmark, born at Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 3 June 1843, married at Stockholm, Sweden 28 July 1869 HRH Princess Louise Josephine Eugenie of Sweden and Norway (born at Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden 31 October 1851; died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 20 March 1926, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), only daughter of HM Carl XV, King of Sweden and Norway 1859–72 and his wife HRH Princess Wilhelmina Friederika Alexandra Anna Louise of the Netherlands, and died at Hamburg 14 May 1912 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

1912–1947 HM Christian X carl frederik albert alexander vilhelm, King of Denmark 1912–1918 and 1944–1947, King of Denmark and Iceland 1918–1944, born at Charlottenlund Palace, Denmark 26 September 1870, married at Cannes, France 26 April 1898 HH Duchess Alexandrine Auguste of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (born at Schwerin 24 December 1879; died at Copenhagen, Denmark 28 December 1952, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), elder daughter of HRH Friedrich Franz III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1883–97 and his wife HIH Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, and died at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 20 April 1947 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), when he was succeeded by his elder son,

1947–1972 HM christian Frederik IX franz michael carl valdemar georg, King of Denmark, of the Wends and of the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg (the last King of Denmark to be so styled), born at Sorgenfri Palace, Denmark 11 March 1899, married at Storkyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden 24 May 1935 HRH Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden (born at Stockholm, Sweden 28 March 1910; died at Fredensborg Palace, Zealand, Denmark 7 November 2000, buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), only daughter of HM Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden 1950–73 and his first wife HRH Princess Margaret Victoria Augusta Charlotte Norah of Connaught, and died at Copenhagen, Denmark 14 January 1972 (buried at Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark), having had issue,

1a HM Margrethe II alexandrine þórhildur ingrid, Queen of Denmark, who succeeded her father (see above).

2a HRH Princess Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid of Denmark, born at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 29 April 1944, married at Fredensborg Palace, Zealand, Denmark 3 February 1968 HH Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born at Giessen, Germany 29 October 1934; died at Bad Berleburg, Germany 13 March 2017), eldest son of HSH Gustav Albrecht Alfred Franz Friedrich Otto Emil Ernst, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Margareta Fouché d’Otrante, and has issue,

1b HH Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, born at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany 12 January 1969.

2b HSH Princess Alexandra Rosemarie Ingrid Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 20 November 1970, married at Gråsten Palace, Jutland, Denmark 6 June 1998 HIllH Count Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (born at Mainz, Germany 12 July 1967), son of HIllH Count Friedrich-August Rüdiger Albrecht von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and his wife Astrid Maria Andres and has issue,

1c HIllH Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 14 September 1999.

2c HIllH Countess Ingrid Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 16 August 2003.

3b HSH Princess Nathalie Xenia Margarete Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, born at Copenhagen, Denmark 2 May 1975, married at Bad Berleburg, Germany 27 May 2010 (civil) and at Bad Berleburg, Germany 18 June 2011 (religious) Alexander Johannsmann (born at Gütersloh, Germany 6 December 1977), only son of Heinrich-Wilhelm Johannsmann and his wife Jutta Henkenjohann, and has issue,

1c Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann, born at Bad Berleburg, Germany 24 July 2010.

2c Louisa Margareta Benedikte Hanna Johannsmann, born at Bad Berleburg, Germany 28 January 2015.

3a HRH Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark, born at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark 30 August 1946, married at Athens, Greece 18 September 1964 HM Constantine II, King of the Hellenes 1964–73 (born at Psychiko, Greece 2 June 1940), only son of HM Paul I, King of the Hellenes 1947–64 and his wife HRH Princess Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of Hanover, and has issue,

1b HRH Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, born at Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece 10 July 1965, married at St Sophia’s Cathedral, London 9 July 1999 Carlos Morales Quintana (born at Lanzarote, Spain 31 December 1970), son of Luis Miguel Morales y Armas and his wife María Teresa Quintana y González, and has issue,

1c Arrietta Morales y de Grecia, born at Barcelona, Spain 24 February 2002.

2c Ana María Morales y de Grecia, born at Barcelona, Spain 15 May 2003.

3c Carlos Morales y de Grecia, born at Barcelona, Spain 30 July 2005.

4c Amelia Morales y de Grecia, born at Spain 26 October 2007.

2b HRH Prince Pavlos of Greece and Denmark, Crown Prince of Greece, born at Tatoi Palace, Greece 20 May 1967, married at St Sophia’s Cathedral, London 1 July 1995 Marie-Chantal Claire Miller (born at London 17 September 1968), second daughter of Robert Warren Miller and his wife María Clara (Chantal) Pesantes Becerra, and has issue,

1c HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, born at New York, New York, USA 25 July 1996.

2c HRH Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark, born at New York, New York, USA 29 October 1998.

3c HRH Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark, born at New York, New York, USA 12 August 2000.

4c HRH Prince Odysseus-Kimon of Greece and Denmark, born at London 17 September 2004.

5c HRH Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece and Denmark, born at Los Angeles, California, USA 29 June 2008.

3b HRH Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, born at Rome, Italy 1 October 1969, married at Spetses, Greece 25 August 2010 Tatiana Elinka Blatnik (born at Venezuela 28 August 1980), daughter of Ladislav Vladimir Blatnik and Marie Blanche Bierlein.

4b HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, born at London 9 June 1983.

5b HRH Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, born at London 26 April 1986.

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