Wedding of Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, 1968

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The Wedding of Prince Ingolf of Denmark (wearing the Order of the Elephant), eldest son of Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde (in Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara), and Inge Terney at the Lyngby Church in Copenhagen on this day in 1968, in the presence of many royal relatives including King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid (wearing the Danish Ruby Parure Tiara), Crown Princess Margrethe (in the Alexandrine Drop Tiara) and Prince Henrik, Princess Benedikte (wearing her Floral Tiara), Princess Elisabeth (in Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiara), Princess Margretha (wearing her Floral Tiara), and other members of the extended Danish Royal Family. Prince Ingolf was once 2nd-in-line to the Danish Throne, after his father, but the 1953 Constitution and Act of Succession put his cousins, the daughters of King Frederik IX, in the line of succession ahead of Hereditary Prince Knud and his sons, which caused a deep rift within the two brothers. At the time of his wedding in 1968, Prince Ingolf didn’t approach his uncle for official permission, and thus lost his Princely style, and is today known as Count Ingolf of Rosenborg. He and Countess Inge remained happily married until her death in 1996, and he remarried in 1998. Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie are regularly seen at major Danish Royal Family events.


3 thoughts on “Wedding of Count Ingolf of Rosenborg, 1968

  1. I have always felt a bit sorry for Prince Ingolf. He grew up with some expectations that were later completely changed. It really must have felt like somebody pulled the rug from under his feet. However, I do believe that women should not be excluded from inheritance and should be able to reign in their own right. So, in that sense, I am not sorry that the law changed. I’m thinking he was very upset with that decision, judging by the fact that he didn’t ask the king’s permission to marry.

    1. True but Ingolf was only 13 when the succession change I believe he took the change of law of succession very well due to the fact that he was still a child his father prince Knud on the other hand was a different case he grew up very ambitious and would have like to be king but was a second son and when Frederick failed to have a son his chance to become king was great but the law change that and his relationship with his brother king Frederick and queen ingrid become cold with the families taking their bitterness to the grave. As for not asking permission I hear danish royals are discourage from marrying Danes and back in the days only royals then nobility would be approve and Inge was neither royals nor noble and a Dane.

  2. Ingolf and his sister Elizabeth were textbook cases on the negative drawbacks to royal inbreeding, that was the elephant in the room to changes in Denmark’s line of succession.

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