May 21, 2013 – death of count christian of rosenborg at gentofte hospital in gentofte, denmark
born prince christian to denmark, as the younger son of hereditary prince knud. 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.
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