Danish Royal Visit to Germany 2015

Hamburg & Munich

19 - 21 May 2015

The Crown Prince Couple

His Royal Highness (H.R.H.) The Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik André Henrik Christian was born on 26 May 1968 in Denmark. H.R.H. The Crown Prince is the son of Her Majesty (H.M.) Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and H.R.H. Prince Henrik of Denmark. The Crown Prince is in line to succeed to the throne and is the regent when HM The Queen is out of the country.

Her Royal Highness (H.R.H.) The Crown Princess of Denmark Mary Elisabeth was born on 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The Crown Princess is the youngest daughter of John Dalgleish Donaldson and Henrietta Clark Donaldson.

The Crown Prince Couple married on 14 May 2004. The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess have four children: HRH Prince Christian, HRH Princess Isabella, HRH Prince Vincent and HRH Princess Josephine.

The Crown Prince Couple resides both in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg and in the Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace.

The Danish Monarchy

The Danish Monarchy traces its roots to Gorm the Old (d. 958), making it more than 1000 years old and one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The current Royal House, the House of Glücksborg, is tied by marriage to most of the royal families of Europe and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.

Although absolute monarchy was abolished with the adoption of the Danish constitution on 5 June 1849, the monarch is still formally responsible for signing all Acts of Parliament and for formally appointing a new government. More than 150 years after the introduction of democracy, the Royal House still enjoys widespread popularity and approval among the Danes.

The current monarch is H.M. Queen Margrethe II who celebrated her 40th anniversary in 2012. H.M. The Queen is married to H.R.H. Prince Consort Henrik with whom Her Majesty has two children: H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik and H.R.H. Prince Joachim, born 1968 and 1969, respectively.

To read more about the Crown Prince couple, the Danish Monarchy, and the Royal Family see kongehuset.dk

Photo of The Crown Prince Couple