paintings can be seen at Amalienborg Museum.
2nd Alexandrine Thorhildur Ingrid, oldest daughter of
Frederik 9th and Queen Ingrid (born princess of Sweden).
The name Margrethe she god after her grandmother, the Swedish crown
princess Margereta, who died when Ingrid was only 10 years old. Queen
Margrethe was born at Amalienborg on the 16th April 1940 at
10 minutes after ten in her parents, crown prince Frederik and crown
princess Ingrid’s home, Frederik 8th’s Palæ. Successor
to the crown as to the order of succession law of 29th
March 1953. Crowning 14th Januar 1972.
Princess Margrethe had together with her two sisters a loving and
protected childhood. Crown princess Ingrid founded a small
kindergarden at Amalienborg so that Margrethe could meet other
children. She had lessons at Amalienborg until 4th grade,
after that she continued at Zahle’s school for girls.
After her confirmation in 1955 princess Margrethe went to a school for
girls in England for one year, and then she completed secondary school
and had her A-levels in 1959. The princess was very much interested in
archaeologi, an interest she had from her grandfather the Swedish king
Gustav 6th, but it turned out to be law and science of
state the crown princess chose to study.
Later she studied archaeologi at the university in Cambridge.
Queen Margrethe’s artistic talents have found expressions in
everything from painting, watercolour, drawing, scenography,
needlework, Christmas stamps to church textiles like bishop cloaks and
She is married in Holmens Church on the 10th June 1967 to
count Henri de Laborde de Montpezat. He was born the 11th
June 1934 in Talence, Gironde, France, son of count André de Laborde
de Monpezat and countess Renée de Monpezat born Doursenot.
After the wedding he became prince Henrik of Denmark and
prince-husband. Prince Henrik spent his childhood in French Indochina
and then grew up at his parents wine castle Le Cayrou in the Cahors
area in southwest of France. When 16 years of age he returned to
Indochina and finished his A-levels in Hanoi. After studying
literature and Oriental languages at Sorbonne in Paris he went into
the French foreign affairs in 1962, where he during his stationing in
London met the Danish successor to the throne.
Queen Margrethe 2nd and prince Henrik have the
Frederik Andre Henrik Christian, born 26th May 1968 in
Copenhagen, successor to the throne.
Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, born 7th June 1969.