Prince George Valdemar of Denmark

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Prince George Valdemar
Margaretha, Princess of Denmark with her children.jpg
Prince George Valdemar with his mother and little brother, 1922
Born(1920-04-16)16 April 1920
Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died29 September 1986(1986-09-29) (aged 66)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Anne Bowes-Lyon
(m. 1950; died 1980)
Full name
George Valdemar Carl Axel
FatherPrince Axel of Denmark
MotherPrincess Margaretha of Sweden

Prince George Valdemar Carl Axel of Denmark (16 April 1920 in Bernstorff Palace[1] – 29 September 1986 in Copenhagen) was a Danish prince.

Early life[edit]

Prince George was the eldest son of Prince Axel of Denmark (himself a son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark) and Princess Margaretha of Sweden.[2] As a result of the Danish Act of Succession of 1953, which restricts the throne to those descended from Christian X and his wife, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, through approved marriages, he lost his place in the line of succession.


On 16 September 1950, at Glamis Castle, he married Anne, Viscountess Anson, the divorced wife of Thomas, Viscount Anson, and daughter of Hon. John Bowes-Lyon and Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis.[1] His wife was a first cousin of Elizabeth II. Prince George served as defence attaché to London and military, naval and air attaché at Paris.

Title and style[edit]

  • 16 April 1920 – 29 September 1986: His Highness Prince George Valdemar of Denmark


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b McNaughton, C. Arnold, The Book of Kings, vol.1, p.187
  2. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol.1: Europe & Latin America, p.70
Military offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Honorary Colonel of the
5th Battalion, Queen's Regiment

Succeeded by
Robin Leigh-Pemberton