Princess Elisabeth of Denmark
|Born||8 May 1935|
|Died||19 June 2018 (aged 83)|
Sorgenfri Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Burial||Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Father||Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark|
|Mother||Princess 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 daughter of Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, and a first cousin of the present Danish monarch, Queen Margrethe II.
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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.
Never married, she lived with film director Claus Hermansen in a detached classical wing of the royal palace Sorgenfri in Lyngby near Copenhagen, where she had grown up. The couple had no children. She was godmother to her grandnephew, Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg, the youngest grandson of Elisabeth's brother Christian.
It was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court that Elisabeth had died on 19 June 2018. Her cremation service took place at Lyngby Church. She is buried beside her longtime companion, Claus Hermansen, in Kongens Lyngby.
- Princess Elizabeth Alps in Greenland are named after her.
- Knight of the Order of the Elephant (R.E.).
- Medal of Merit in Silver (F.M.2).
- Medal for the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of King Christian X (M.M.26.sept. 1870-1970).
- Queen Ingrid Commemorative Medal (Dr.I.M.M.).
- Commemorative Medal on the Occasion of the 75th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe (EM.16.apr.2015).
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