Princess Elisabeth of Denmark

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Princess Elisabeth
Born(1935-05-08)8 May 1935
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died19 June 2018(2018-06-19) (aged 83)
Sorgenfri Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full name
Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margrethe Désirée
FatherKnud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark
MotherPrincess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark

Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, RE (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margrethe Désirée; 8 May 1935 – 19 June 2018) was the only daughter and eldest child of Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, and a first cousin of the present Danish monarch, Queen Margrethe II.


As a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, she was 12th in the line of succession to the Danish throne at the time of her death. She never married and held the title of Prinsesse til Danmark (literally translated as "Princess to Denmark", which is reserved for those members of the royal family in line of succession). She was the only child of Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, to retain succession rights to the throne of Denmark.

Princess Elisabeth was employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1956 to 2001 and was posted abroad a number of times.[citation needed]


It was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court that Elisabeth had died on 19 June 2018.[2] Her cremation service took place at Lyngby Church. She is buried beside her longtime companion, Claus Hermansen, in Kongens Lyngby.[3]




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  3. ^ "Cuatro meses después de la muerte del príncipe Henrik, la Familia Real danesa vuelve a vestirse de luto". 20 June 2018.
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  6. ^ "DET DANSKE KONGEHUS on Instagram: "Prinsesse Elisabeth afgik ved døden i tirsdags og blev i dag bisat fra Lyngby Kirke. Til stede ved bisættelsen var H.M. Dronningen, H.K.H.…"". Instagram.
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