The picture can be seen at
The Amalienborg Museum. Click the picture.
King Frederik and Queen
Ingrid together with their Children, Margrethe, Benedikte and
Frederik 9th was king at a period of great progress, and
the country developed into a welfare state, influenced by abundance.
After graduating Upper Secondary School Frederik entered the navy,
where he advanced to admiral. He loved life at sea, and later he
fancied the tours on Kongeskibet Dannebrog together with his family.
Frederik was interested in music, and he already received lessons,
when he was young, and he became a quite excellent conductor and
During the period, when Frederik 9th was a king, the
monarchy transformed to become a pure monarchy, without real political
In connection to a referendum a new law about succession of the throne
was passed on the 5th June 1953, where Princess Margrethe
became the successor of the Crown after her father.
Frederik became one of the most popular kings we have had.
His high spirits, his ability to deal with people, his natural
kindness, and together with queen Ingrid, he created a kind and
relaxed relationship to the population, but at the same time
understood to maintain the dignity of a king.
The 3rd of January 1972 the king was admitted to KÝbenhavns
Kommunehospital suffering a heart attack. King Frederik died on the 9th
Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg was the son of
Christian 10th and queen Alexandrine, born on the 11th
He was the 24th May 1935 married in Storkyrkan in Stockholm
to princess Ingrid of Sweden
( daughter of crown prince Gustav Adolf
and crown princess Margaretha of Connaught).
Together they had following children:
2nd born on the 16th April 1940,
became later sovereign.
Benedikte, born on the 29th April 1944. The 3rd
February 1968 married to prince Richard to Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
(born on the 29th October 1934).
Together they had the children:
Prince Gustav (born on the 12th January 1969).
Princess Alexandra (born on the 20th November 1970), 1988
married to count Jefferson-Friedrich von Pfeil und Klein-Eliguth).
Princess Nathalie (born on the 2nd May 1975).
Anne-Marie, born on the 30th August 1946. Married in 1964
to king Konstantin 2nd of Greece (son of king Paul 1st
and queen Frederikke). King Konstantin and queen Anne-Marie had to
flee the country in 1967, and are now residents in England.
Together they have the children:
Princess Alexia (born on the 10th July 1965).
Prince Pavlos (born on the 20th May 1967), in 1995 married
to Marie Chantal Miller (born 1969).
Prince Nikolaos (born on the 1st October 1969).
Princess Theodora (born on the 9th June 1983).
Prince Filippos (born on the 26th April 1986).