Princess Benedikte of Denmark

Danish princess; second daughter and child of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark

Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg RE, SKmd, D.Ht. (Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid, born 29 April 1944) is a member of the Danish royal family. She is the second daughter and child of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark. She is the younger sister of the reigning Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, and the older sister of Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.

Princess Benedikte
Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Countess of Monpezat
Benedikte at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 8 June 2013
Born (1944-04-29) 29 April 1944 (age 80)
Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse
IssueGustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Princess Alexandra, Countess Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille

Princess Nathalie
Full name
Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid
HouseGlücksburg[1]
FatherFrederick IX of Denmark
MotherIngrid of Sweden

She is the widow of Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They have three children. Princess Benedikte is currently 11th in the line of succession to the Danish throne.[2]

Titles

29 April 1944-3 February 1968 Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark

3 February 1968-13 March 2017 Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

13 March 2017 Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, Dowager Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

References change

  1. "150 years of the House of Glücksborg". 15 November 2013. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. Succession to the throne Archived 8 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine – Official website of the Danish Monarchy

Other websites change

Princess Benedikte of Denmark
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 29 April 1944
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Countess Athena of Monpezat
Line of succession to the Danish throne
11th position
Succeeded by
last in line