Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BREAKING: Princess Elisabeth of Denmark has died

Princess Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margrethe Désirée of Denmark was born 8 May 1935 as the only daughter and eldest child of Hereditary Prince Knud of Denmark & Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark {Source}. She had two brothers, two sisters-in-law, three nieces, three former nephews-in-law, a current nephew-in-law, three great-nieces, and five great-nephews:
  1. Count Christian Frederik Franz Knud Harald Carl Oluf Gustav Georg Erik af Rosenborg (1942-2013)
    1. Countess Anne Dorte af Rosenborg (1947-2014, m. 1971-2013)
      1. Countess Camilla af Rosenborg (1972)
        1. Mikael John Rosanes (1952, m. 1995)
          1. Anastasia Caroline Amalie Rosanes af Rosenborg ((1997)
          2. Ludwig Christian Mikael Rosanes af Rosenborg (2000)
          3. Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg (2005)
          4. Theodor Christian John Rosanes (2008)
      2. Countess Josephine af Rosenborg (1972)
        1. Thomas Christian Schmidt (1970, m. 1998, div)
          1. Julius Christian Emil Schmidt(2001)
          2. Clara Dorthe Elisabeth Schmidt (2004)
        2. Kenneth Schmidt
          1. Oscar Christian af Rosenborg (2016)
      3. Countess Feodora af Rosenborg (1975)
        1. Eric Hervè Patrice Patte (m. 2004-2006, div)
        2. Morent Rønnow (m. 2008)
          1. Caroline-Mathilde Margarethe Rønnow (2009)
  2. Count Ingolf Christian Frederik Knud Harald Gorm Gustav Viggo Valdemar Aage af Rosenborg (1940)
    1. Inge Terney (1968-1998)
    2. Sussie Hjorhøy (m. 1998)
Unlike her brothers, she has never married, thus retains her place and title in the Danish Royal Family. She was presently 12th in succession for the Danish throne after Princess Benedikte.
She was employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1956-2001, where she was posted abroad on several occasions.
She never married or had children, however she did live with film director Claus Hermansen for 20 years until his death in 1997 {Source}. She grew up with her brothers at Sorgenfri Palace. She resided there, in a different part of the palace. She is a godmother to her great nephew, Theodor {Source}.
Over the years, she has undertaken many official duties. She is part of several official ceremonies regarding the Danish Royal Family, including the New Year's Courts {Source}. She is a patron of several organizations, including:
  • Kjæden (the chain).
  • Danish-Brazilian Association (alongside HH Princess Dorrit Romanoff)
  • Danish-Japanese Society
  • Præmieselskabet for Plejemødre af 1861 (award-giving society for foster mothers of 1861)

Princess Elisabeth died on 19 June 2018, quietly surrounded by her family {Source}. Her body will be cremated, and she will be buried beside her longtime companion, Claus Hermansen  {Source}.

Princess Elisabeth was 83 years old and is survived by her youngest brother (Ingolf ), a sister-in-law (Sussie)  three nieces (Feodora, Josephine, Camilla), great nieces (Anastasia, Clara, Caroline-Mathilde), and great-nephews (Oscar, Julius, Ludwig  , Leopold and Theodor ). She died the day after her great-nephew and godson, Theodor's 10th birthday.

Her funeral will likely take place sometime late next week, with many members of the Danish royal family in attendance.

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