Friday, August 17, 2012

Dagmar gets permission to marry

August 17, 1922

King Christian X has given permission for the "early marriage" of his sister, Princess Dagmar, to Lieutenant Castenskjold, reports the New York Times.
Lt. Castenskjold recently returned to Denmark after spending two years in Alaska.

Princess Dagmar is the youngest of King Christian's siblings.  She was born at Charlottenlund on May 23, 1900.


Stavros said...

Is there any information on why Dagmar was allowed to marry a commoner, albeit one with close connections to the Danish Royal Family?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

It was a love match. Dagmar did not have dynastic rights. She was the youngest. This was after the 1st world war, and a German prince would not have been acceptable.

Wymanda said...

"Early Marriage"? Was she enciente?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No, Dagmar was not pregnant ... They were married in November 1922 and their first child was born in November 1923. Early marriage meant not having a long engagement.