Thursday, April 20, 2017

King Christian IX dead; Elder son Frederik succeeds

April 20, 1947

all images  Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection

King Christian X of Denmark died today at Amalienborg Palace.  He was 76 years old.

The new king is Christian's elder son, Crown Prince Frederik, who succeeds as Frederik IX.

The eldest son of King Frederik VIII and Princess Louise of Sweden, King Christian was born on September 26, 1870 at Charlottenlund Palace.  He succeeded his father on May 14, 1912.

Christian married Duchess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin at Cannes on April 26, 1898.   They had two sons,  Frederik (1899) and Prince Knud (1900)

The king is survived by his widow, Queen Alexandrine, his two sons, and six grandchildren:  Princess Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Princess Anne-Marie (daughters of King Frederik IX)  and Princess Elisabeth, Prince Ingolf and Prince Christian (children of Prince Knud)

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