Prince George Valdemar of Denmark

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Prince George Valdemar
Born(1920-04-16)16 April 1920
Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died29 September 1986(1986-09-29) (aged 66)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse
Anne Bowes-Lyon
(m. 1950; died 1980)
Full name
George Valdemar Carl Axel
HouseGlücksburg
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.

Marriage[edit]

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

Ancestry[edit]

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

1975–1986
Succeeded by
Robin Leigh-Pemberton