Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark saying goodbye to their daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary, following the gala performance at Musikhuset Aarhus in honour of the Queen’s 75th birthday (8 April 2015).
Princess Marie and Prince Joachim of Denmark visited the French embassy this evening in Copenhagen along with their children where they laid flowers in honor of the victims of last nights terrorist attack in Paris.
Princess Marie, who was born in Paris, struggled to hold back tears. Marie told reporters “I could not believe it” and that “Flowers are the least we can do”.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark attend the unveiling of their portraits at the Schackenborg Castle. Their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena of Denmark attended the event and the lunch.
Country: Denmark Current Head: Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein Founded: 1825 Parent House: House of Oldenburg
The Danish royal family are just one of the many monarchies to share links with the House of Glücksburg. The Danish royal family was ruled over by members of the House of Oldenburg- the parent house of the House of Glücksburg- for over 400 years. The last Oldenburg king Frederick VII had no children, prompting a fiercely contested succession crisis. In 1852 Frederick chose distant relative Prince Christian of Glücksburg as his heir. Christian had been raised in the Danish court and was Frederick’s protege. Christian’s succession was not accepted by all of the claimants to the throne, leading to Denmark’s loss in the Second Schleswig War and making Christian an unpopular king. Christian’s descendants still reign over Denmark over 150 years later. The head of the House of Glücksburg is Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. Christoph and Denmark’s Queen Margrethe are fourth cousins through Friedrich Wilhelm, the founder of the Glücksburg line.
On the day of their engagement, Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Henri de Laborde de Monpezat appear on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace with their families. From the Danish Royal Family, King Frederik IX, Queen Ingrid, and Princess Benedikte. Henri was joined by his father André, mother Renée, and sister Françoise.
Bonus cuteness from the parents of the happy couple.