Margrethe II’s Descendants

Margrethe II (born 16 April 1940), full name Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, has reigned as Queen of Denmark since 14 January 1972. She married Henri Marie Jean André de Laborde de Monpezat (11 June 1934 – 13 February 2018), subsequently titled Prince Henrik of Denmark, on 10 June 1967, and they remained married until his death. He thus served as Prince consort for most of her reign. The couple had two children together. Margrethe is a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, while Henrik was head of the House of Monpezat.

[Edit 2 January 2023: half of Her Majesty’s grandchildren have had their princely status rescinded.]

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

GENERAL DESCENDANTS

The following are all 10 of Margrethe and Henrik’s descendants.

Children (1 generation)

  1. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (born 1968), m. Mary Donaldson (born 1972)
  2. Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (born 1969), m. Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg (born 1964) and Marie Cavallier (born 1976)

Grandchildren (2 generations)

3. Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (born 2005) (son of 1)

4. Princess Isabella of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (born 2007) (daughter of 1)

5. Prince Vincent of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (born 2011) (son of 1)

6. Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (born 2011) (daughter of 1)

7. Count Nikolai of Monpezat (Prince Nikolai of Denmark) (born 1999) (son of 2)

8. Count Felix of Monpezat (Prince Felix of Denmark) (born 2002) (son of 2)

9. Count Henrik of Monpezat (Prince Henrik of Denmark) (born 2009) (son of 2)

10. Countess Athena of Monpezat (Princess Athena of Denmark) (born 2012) (daughter of 2)

NOTABLE LINES OF DESCENT

Margrethe’s senior line of descendants according to absolute primogeniture, which is also her senior male line of descendants and her senior line of descendants according to male-preference primogeniture, is as follows.

  1. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (born 1940), m. Henrik de Laborde de Monpezat (1934-2018)
  2. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (born 1968), m. Mary Donaldson (born 1972)
  3. Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (born 2005)

Prince Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark; Margrethe’s son

Prince Joachim of Denmark, Margrethe’s son

Prince Christian of Denmark, Margrethe’s grandson

Princess Isabella of Denmark, Margrethe’s granddaughter

Prince Vincent of Denmark, Margrethe’s grandson

Princess Josephine of Denmark, Margrethe’s granddaughter

Count Nikolai of Monpezat, Margrethe’s grandson

Count Felix of Monpezat, Margrethe’s grandson

Count Henrik of Monpezat, Margrethe’s grandson

Countess Athena of Monpezat, Margrethe’s granddaughter

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