World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


Reigning Queen:

b. 16 April 1940; succeeded to the throne 14 January 1972, on the death of her father, King Frederik IX; married 10 June 1967, Count Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat (HRH Prince Consort Henrik, renounced title of Prince Consort to become HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark 1 January 2016) (b. 11 June 1934, died 13 February 2018).

Children of the Queen:

HRH Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian, b. 26 May 1968; married 14 May 2004, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (HRH Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth) (b. 5 February 1972); son, HRH Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, b. 15 October 2005; daughter, HRH Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, b. 21 April 2007; son, HRH Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander, b. 8 January 2011; daughter, HRH Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda, b. 8 January 2011.

HRH Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, b. 7 June 1969; married 1st 18 November 1995, Alexandra Christina Manley (Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg) (b. 30 June 1964) (divorced 2005); son, HH Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik, b. 28 August 1999; son, HH Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian, b. 22 July 2002; married 2nd 24 May 2008, Marie Cavallier (Princess Marie of Denmark); son, HH Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain, b. 4 May 2009; daughter, HH Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie, b. 24 January 2012.

Parents of the Queen:

King Frederik IX, b. 11 March 1899 (son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine), died 14 January 1972; married 24 May 1935, Princess Ingrid of Sweden (b. 28 March 1910, died 7 November 2000).

Sisters of the Queen:

HRH Princess Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid, b. 29 April 1944; married 3 February 1968, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 29 October 1934); son, Prince Gustav, b. 12 January 1969; daughter, Countess von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (formerly Princess Alexandra), b. 20 November 1970, (married, two children); daughter, Princess Nathalie, b. 2 May 1975 (married, one son).

HM Queen Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of the Hellenes, b. 30 August 1946; married 18 September 1964, HM King Constantine II of the Hellenes (b. 2 June 1940); daughter, Princess Alexia, b. 10 July 1965, (married, four children); son, Prince Pavlos, b. 20 May 1967, (married, five children); son, Prince Nikolaos, b. 1 October 1969, (married); daughter, Princess Theodora, b. 9 June 1983; son, Prince Philippos, b. 26 April 1986.

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