Count Christian of Rosenborg

Count Christian Of Rosenborg

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Count Christian of Rosenborg, a former Danish and Icelandic prince () now Grev Christian af Rosenborg (born 22 October 1942), who was high in the line of hereditary succession to the throne of Denmark until the new right of females of the royal family to inherit the crown displaced his branch of the dynasty in favor of his cousin Princess Margrethe and her two younger sisters in 1953.He is also 1030th in the line of succession to the British throne.

He was born at Sorgenfri Palace, Sorgenfri, as His Highness Prince Christian of Denmark. He was the younger son of HRH Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, by his wife (and first cousin) Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark.

Loss of place in succession

From the death of his grandfather in 1947, Ingolf stood only behind his father end elder brother Prince Ingolf in the order of hereditary succession to the throne, with only future children of Ingolf possibly taking a place ahead of him. His father Prince Knud was then the heir presumptive, due to succeed Christian's uncle King Frederick IX, who had three daughters but no sons.

In 1953, the Constitution of Denmark was amended to allow cognatic primogeniture. The new law made thirteen-year-old Princess Margrethe the new heiress presumptive, placing her and her two sisters before Prince Knud and his family in the succession. Christian was thus relegated to sixth in the line of succession to the Danish throne, but more importantly, he now ranked behind Margrethe and others who were...
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