Royal Guests and Relatives from around the world joined the Danish Royal Family for the Funeral of King Frederick IX of Denmark at Roskilde Cathedral on this day in 1972 (50 years ago), and to mark the 50th Anniversary today, we are going through the illustrious attendees who honoured the popular ‘Sailor King’ who reigned for 25 years!
The Danish Royal Family were led by the Dowager Queen Ingrid (widow, wearing her Daisy Brooch), as the new Queen Margrethe II (eldest daughter and heir, wearing her Wedding Earrings and the Danish Order of the Elephant) and Prince Henrik (son-in-law), King Constantine II (son-in-law) and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (daughter), Princess Benedikte (daughter) and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son-in-law). Extended members of the Danish Royal Family included Hereditary Prince Knud (brother) and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde (sister-in-law), Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (niece), Count Ingolf (nephew) and Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg, Count Christian of Rosenborg, Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Denmark (cousin), Count Axel and Countess Ruth of Rosenborg, Prince George and Princess Anne of Denmark, and Princess Margaret of Denmark and Bourbon-Parma (cousin).
The Danish Royal Family are very close to their fellow Scandinavian Royal Families, who were out in full force, represented by King Gustaf VI Adolf (father-in-law), Princess Sibylla (sister-in-law) and Prince Bertil of Sweden (brother-in-law) while King Olav V (cousin), Crown Prince Harald and Crown Princess Sonja of Norway were also in attendance. Additionally, Princess Margaretha and John Ambler, Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg (brother-in-law) and Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte (brother-in-law) and Countess Karin Bernadotte were also in attendance.
Other Royal Guests included Queen Juliana and Crown Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg, the Duke of Edinburgh (cousin), Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco, King Umberto II of Italy, Louis Ferdinand, the Prince of Prussia (cousin), the Count and Countess of Barcelona, Princess Irene, Prince Michael, Princess Eugenie and Prince Peter of Greece, the Prince and Princess (cousin) of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Alexander Ramsay and Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun, Prince Gholam Reza Pahlavi of Iran and unidentified Ethiopian, Thai, Moroccan, and Lao Princes.