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HH Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (#Titles, styles, honors and arms)

House House of Glücksburg
Father Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark
Mother Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark
Born 8 May 1935 (1935-05-08) (age 83)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 19 June 2018

Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée; born 8 May 1935 - died 19 June 2018) is the daughter of Hereditary Prince Knud (the younger son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine) and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark.

Early lifeEdit

She is a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, and is last in line for succession to the Danish throne. Because she, unlike her brothers, has not married, she retains her place in the Danish order of succession and 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).


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

Personal lifeEdit

Though she has never married, she lived with Claus Hermansen for 20 years until his death in 1997.


She is godmother to her great-nephew, Theodor Rosanes af Rosenborg, the youngest grandson of Elisabeth's brother Christian.

Official dutiesEdit

HH Princess Elisabeth takes part in some official ceremonies as a member of the royal house. For example, she attends the New Year Courts.

She is patron of the following organizations:

  • Kjæden (the chain)
  • Danish-Brazilian Association
  • Danish-Japanese Society
  • Præmieselskabet for Plejemødre af 1861 (award-giving society for foster mothers of 1861)

Titles, styles, honors and armsEdit


Mr Bjarne Erbo Grønfeldt, Deputy Private Secretary to HM The Queen, confirms that HH Princess Elisabeth of Denmark's coat of arms consists of a shield of her late grandfather's coat of arms supported by two savages holding clubs, surrounded by the Order of the Elephant, all under a canopy ensigned with a crown of her rank.

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