Line of succession to the Danish throne

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Crown Prince Frederik is heir apparent to the Danish throne

The line of succession to the Danish throne is the list of people who may become King or Queen of Denmark.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Since 2009, Danish law identifies the eldest child of a Danish monarch the royal heir. The first-born child follows his or her parent on the throne.[2] This is known as full or equal primogeniture.

Order of succession[change | edit source]

In 2011, the current order of succession is clear.

  1. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Frederik, elder son of The Queen)[3]
  2. Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (elder son of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess)[4]
  3. Princess Isabella of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (elder daughter of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess)[5]
  4. Prince Vincent of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess) (twin)[6]
  5. Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (younger daughter of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess) (twin)[7]
  6. Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of The Queen)[8]
  7. Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (elder son of Prince Joachim and the Countess of Frederiksborg)[9]
  8. Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of Prince Joachim and the Countess of Frederiksborg)[10]
  9. Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie)[11]
  10. The Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Benedikte, daughter of King Frederick IX and sister of Queen Margrethe II)
  11. Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (granddaughter of King Christian X through his second son, Prince Knud)[12]

Family tree[change | edit source]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian X
1870 - 1947
reigned 1912-1947
 
Alexandrine of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick IX
1899 - 1972
reigned 1947-1972
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hereditary Prince Knud
1900-1976
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Margrethe II
b. 1940
reigns 1972-present
 
 
 
 
 
10) Princess Benedikte
b. 1944
 
 
 
 
 
11) Princess Elisabeth
b. 1935
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1) Crown Prince Frederik
b. 1968
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6) Prince Joachim
b. 1969
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Prince Christian
b. 2005
 
3) Princess Isabella
b. 2007
 
4) Prince Vincent
b. 2011
 
5) Princess Josephine
b. 2011
 
7) Prince Nikolai
b. 1999
 
8) Prince Felix
b. 2002
 
9) Prince Henrik
b. 2009

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. International Constitutional Law Project (ICL), Denmark; Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter. Conditional Consent, Dynastic Rights and the Danish Law of Succession; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. CBC/Radio-Canada, "Royal Succession," April 22, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  3. Danish Monarchy (Kongehuset), Crown Prince; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  4. Kongehuset, Prince Christian; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  5. Kongehuset, Princess Isabella; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  6. Kongehuset, Prince Vincent; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  7. Kongehuset, Princess Josephine; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  8. Kongehuset, Prince Joachim; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  9. Kongehuset, Prince Nikolai; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  10. Kongehuset, Prince Felix; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  11. Kongehuset, Prince Henrik; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  12. Kongehuset, Princess Elizabeth; retrieved 2011-12-19.

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