Funeral of King Frederick IX of Denmark, 1972

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The Funeral of King Frederick IX of Denmark at Roskilde Cathedral on this day in 1972, following Processions and a Lying-in at the Christiansborg Church in Copenhagen. Unlike previous monarchs, the King was buried outside the Cathedral, in sight of the sea.

Royal Guests and Relatives in attendance included Queen Margrethe II (eldest daughter and heir, wearing her Wedding Earrings and the Order of the Elephant) and Prince Henrik (son-in-law), Queen Ingrid (widow), King Constantine II (son-in-law) and Queen-Anne Marie (daughter) of the Hellenes, Princess Benedikte (daughter) and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son-in-law), King Gustaf VI Adolf (father-in-law)Princess Sibylla (sister-in-law) and Prince Bertil (brother-in-law) of Sweden, King Olav V (cousin), Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja of Norway, Queen Juliana and Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco, King Umberto of Italy, the Count and Countess of Barcelona, Princess Irene, Prince Michael and Princess Eugenie of Greece alongside Ethiopian and Iranian Royals.


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