October 22, 1942 – Birth of Prince Christian of Denmark, later Count Christian of Rosenborg, at Sorgenfri Palace in Lyngby, Denmark
Born Prince Christian to Denmark, as the younger son of Hereditary Prince Knud, a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
He was high in the line of succession until the constitution was changed in 1953 to allow females to inherit the crown, placing his branch of the dynasty behind that of his cousin Margrethe and her two younger sisters. He later gave up his princely rank and his rights to the throne in order to marry a commoner. Christian was given the title Count of Rosenborg and the style of Your Excellency, as was customary in the twentieth century for Danish princes who renounced or forfeited their dynastic rights. On 27 February 1971, at Lyngby, Denmark, Christian married Anne Dorte Maltoft-Nielsen, who thus became Her Excellency Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg. The couple has three daughters.
Count Christian took part in some major public events associated with the royal family, in 2004, he and Countess Anne Dorte attended the wedding on 14 May 2004 of Crown Prince Frederik at Copenhagen Cathedral, Copenhagen and the subsequent reception at Fredensborg Palace. They also attended the Memorial Service in honour of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia held on 22 September 2006. They were included in the official guest-list as members of the Danish Royal Family when they attended the luncheon to celebrate the 75th birthday of Prince Henrik at Fredensborg Palace on 11 June 2009; and the ruby jubilee celebrations for Queen Margrethe.
Christian died on 21 May 2013 at the aged of 70. A number of members of the Danish royal family, led by Queen Margrethe. His wife Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg died just 7 months later. #knudhereditaryprinceofdenmark #carolinemathildeofdenmark #margretheii #danishroyals #danishroyalty #royalty #royals #europeanroyals #europeanroyalty #countchristianofrosenborg #princechristianofdenmark #countofrosenborg