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« on: June 14, 2012, 05:06:01 AM »


Glücksburg (Danish: Lyksborg) is a small town in the district Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

It is situated on the south side of the Flensburg Fjord, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, approx. 10 km northeast of Flensburg. The town was originally the home of the family Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (or simply Glücksburg), since 1863 the royal family of Denmark and since 1905 of Norway.

A branch of the family was the former royal family of Greece, which includes Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and therefore includes the lineage of the current monarchy of the Commonwealth Realms.




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Prince Christoph of Schleswig-Holstein carries as directors of the foundation for his family, the responsibility for the Foundation and hence for the castle Glücksburg.

Prince Christoph and his wife, Princess Elisabeth of the House ofLippe-Weissenfeld, have four children. The family lives on the property Gut Grünholz in Schwansen. Prince Christoph was working there as an entrepreneur with a focus on agriculture, forestry and real estate.

Princess Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein runs a studio for the production and design of silks and fabrics http://www.prinzessin-holstein.de

Prince Christopher is also one of the founders of GLC Glücksburg Consulting AG, whose headquarters is in Hamburg today, but it was in the early years in Glücksburg castle. The GLC, whose chairman is Prince Christoph support cultural activities in the castle again and again and still has an office in the manor house of the castle.

Another family member, Elisabeth Princess of Ysenburg and Büdingen from the house of Schleswig-Holstein is working for the Foundation. As did her father, Prince Friedrich Ferdinand, many years. He was also head of the civil town of Glücksburg.

The founding family has traditionally attached great importance to the family character of the building is preserved and that the references to the region are friendly. For example, the Friedrich Guard maintains the tradition associated with the castle and the family tradition and combines them with the shooting sports.

The Historical Society, which was founded by Glücksburger citizens in connection with the founding family, is concerned mainly with the historical issues associated with the castle and the family history. Among the founding members, in addition to the first board members included Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. The current CEO is Rear Admiral Gustav C. Liebig.

Another family of philanthropy is the foundation Louisenlund known, dating back to a founding father of the Grand Prince Christopher, Duke Frederick, in 1949. Also for this foundation are committed to this day members of the family. The sister of Prince Christopher, Princess Ingeborg of Schleswig-Holstein, which is known as an artist is, the board of the Foundation Louisenlund work.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 05:07:52 AM »

The houses relevance in history



Prince Charles of Wales visited his relatives in Schloss Glücksburg (02/08/1988). From left: Prince Friedrich Ferdinand, Princess Ingeborg, Duchess Marie-Alix, Prince Charles and Princess Elizabeth and Prince Christopher and her children




Glücksburg Castle, south of Flensburg outer fjord is, the main work of the Renaissance architecture of the largest cultural attractions in Schleswig-Holstein and is considered the cradle of European royalty.

The palace complex was built in 1583-1587 by Duke Johann the Younger (1545-1622). His eponymous slogan "God grant happiness with peace - GgGmF", there is still above the entrance.

As he went down in history as the builder, founded King Christian IX. of Denmark (1818-1906) Castle Glücksburg reputation as "the cradle of European royalty." Sun Prince Christian was brought after the death of his father, Duke William (1831) of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg to Copenhagen where the Danish king saw himself for his future education and training.

In 1838 he represented the Danish court at the coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbbey. In 1842 he married Louise of Hesse-Kassel. In 1853, Prince Christian, who was descended in direct line from the Oldenburg monarchy, determined to succeed the childless Frederick VII. After Frederick's death on 15 November 1863 on Castle Glücksburg Prince ascended the throne. At the beginning of his reign was the end of the existing personal union since 1460 the duchies with Denmark.

When King Christian IX. He was the progenitor of the present Glücksburg line to the Danish throne.

He became known as the "father of Europe". His eldest daughter, Alexandra, married the future Edward VII of England, daughter Dagmar married under the name Maria Fyodorovna later Tsar Alexander III., And the youngest daughter, Thyra, married Duke Ernst August of Cumberland, the pretender to the throne of the Austrian exiled Hanover. In May 1863 the Greek National Assembly, his son William George I was elected as "King of the Hellenes." In 1905, his grandson Charles as King Haakon VII of Norway was elected. By Christian IX. Glücksburg Castle was the root of the Danish, Norwegian and Greek royal family. Prince Christoph's 4th cousin Degree of the Danish queen.

Only the descendants of Queen Victoria can compete with the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg on the European "marriage market" of the nobility.

The descendants of Christian IX. found in the royal families of the following countries: Belgium, England, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

In 2002/2003 by Danish television documentary series produced by "King Christian IX. And his European descendants" was the ancestral castle Glücksburg the starting point for the shooting. The multi-part series was a huge success in Denmark and has since aired in over 100 countries. Accompanying the series was published an illustrated book that is now passed through several editions.

http://www.schloss-glueck.../bedeutung-in-europa.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 05:13:41 AM »


photos - if you find some add them  Thumb up




Prince Constantin, Princess Sofie, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Christoph, Prince Ferdinand zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluecksburg
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 05:37:42 AM »


Friederike von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg , Herzogin von Anhalt Bernburg ~1880


Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Princess of Denmark


Princess Adelheid, Alexandra Victoria and Karolina of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg


PRINCESS ALEXANDRA VICTORIA zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluecksburg, Princess Alexandra Victoria of, Germany *20.04.1887-14.04.1957+ w/Prince Alexander Ferdinand.


Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the princess consort of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Third child and second eldest daughter of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe and a niece of Christian IX of Denmark.


Prince and Princess von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg mit Prince Carl Eduard von Sachsen-Coburg


Margarita zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Princess of Greece and Denmark was born on 18 April 1905 at Athens, Greece.1 She was the daughter of Andrew zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince of Greece and Denmark and Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie Mountbatten, Princess of Battenberg.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 01:57:27 PM »

 Star PeDe , fantastic thread, love reading backrounds to royal houses .
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 04:00:57 PM »


Awww  Hug thanks tiger  Star
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 04:03:14 PM »

Thanks Peeds! Star  You mentioned a Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg who is part of this family.  Is she related to Sofie of Prussia?  Wasn't she a Princess of Ysenburg before she married?
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 04:54:22 PM »

yes, yes, yes....you are so right pixiekitteehhhh  Star

Sophie Johanna Maria, Princess of Prussia (née Princess of Isenburg) - Her parents are Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and his wife, née Countess Christine von Saurma-Jeltsch.

And IF Germany wouldn't have abolished monarchies in 1918 Sophie would be the German Empress, Queen of Prussia from 25 August 2011 – present
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 11:13:32 PM »

In the book Buckingham Babylon The Rise and the Fall of the House of Windsor by Peter Fearon, it is mentioned that:     
Shortly before the war a suitable German bride for Edward, Prince of Wales, was Princess Caroline Matilda of Schleswig-Holstein, who was related distantly to Queen Alexandra.     
 
Edward was the future Edward VIII.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 05:33:22 AM »

Why don't we go back to history about Danish royals from the House of Gl?cksburg? That way this thread will serve as a way to discuss about Denmark's reigning house and the Danish royals themselves from those times. That way, we can all focus these royals on a single thread.  Wink

THE KINGS

CHRISTIAN IX (1863-1906)



FREDERICK VIII (1906-1912)



CHRISTIAN X (1912-1947)



FREDERICK IX (1947-1972)

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 02:16:34 PM »

QUEEN CONSORTS

QUEEN LOUISE (1817-1898)



QUEEN LOVISA (1851-1926)



QUEEN ALEXANDRINE (1879-1952)



QUEEN INGRID (1910-2000)

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 02:54:45 PM »

From my posts in the RD topic: European Royal Houses
http://royaldish.com/index.php?topic=15328.0


The House of Oldenburg
is a European royal house of North German origin. It is one of Europe's most influential royal houses with branches that rule or have ruled in Denmark, Greece, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Schleswig, Holstein, and Oldenburg. The current Queen of Denmark, the King of Norway and the ex-King of Greece, as well as consorts of Greece and the United Kingdom, belong to this house.

The main line of the House:
- Kings of Denmark (1448?1863)
- Kings of Norway (1450?1814)
- Kings of Sweden (1457?64, 1497?1501 and 1520?21)
- Counts of Oldenburg (1101?1773)
- Dukes of Schleswig and Counts of Holstein (1460?1544)
- Dukes of Schleswig and Holstein ruling only part of the Duchies (1544?1721/1773)
- Dukes of Schleswig (1721?1864) (ruling the entire Duchy)
- Dukes of Holstein (1773?1864, ruling the entire Duchy)

Branches of the House:
- Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, extinct
1.claimant Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1863
- Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg
1.Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
2.Kings of Denmark (since 1863)
3.King of Iceland (1918?44)
4.Kings of the Hellenes (1863?1924, 1935?73) Although Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, his sons and their children are patrilineally descended from this branch, by declaration of the British monarch, his sons and other descendants bearing the style "Royal Highness" are de jure members of the House of Windsor.[2]
5.Kings of Norway (since 1905)
- Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp
1.Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp (1544?1739)
- Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov (commonly still called Romanov)
1.Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp (1739?73)
2.Tsars of Russia (1762 and 1796?1917)
- Holstein-Gottorp (Swedish line), extinct
1.Kings of Sweden (1751?1818)
2.King of Norway (1814?18)
- Holstein-Gottorp (Grand ducal line)
1.Dukes, later Grand Dukes of Oldenburg (1773?1918)

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It is very interesting to see how intertwined the House of Oldenburg (incl. cadet branches) is within the European royal and noble families.

Prince Philip is descending from the cadet branch Holstein-Gottorp. But there have been Holstein-Gottorp members in the British royal family before. 

Queen Victoria's oldest son, prince Albert Edward (the later King Edward VII) married princess Alexandra of Denmark. Her father was Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg and her mother was Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Growing up as a prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg, a junior branch of the House of Oldenburg which had ruled Denmark since 1448, Christian was originally not in the immediate line of succession to the Danish throne. However, in 1852, Christian was chosen as heir to the Danish monarchy in light of the expected extinction of the senior line of the House of Oldenburg. Upon the death of King Frederick VII of Denmark in 1863, Christian acceded to the throne as the first Danish monarch of the House of Gl?cksburg
The six children of Christian and Louise married into other royal families across Europe, earning him the sobriquet "the father-in-law of Europe".

The youngest daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra, Maud, married her first cousin prince Carl of Denmark. Therefore an extra tie to the family. Carl later became King Haakon VII of Norway, which made Maud queen. Their only child, prince Alexander, became crown prince Olav (later king Olav V of Norway). The current day royal family of Norway descend from Haakon and Maud.

Queen Victoria's 3rd daughter, princess Helena, married Prince Christian of of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Their 2nd son Albert became the head of the House of Oldenburg and also the Duke of Augustenborg in Danish titulary and the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein between 1921 and 1931.

In 1921, the Prince succeeded as the head of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg of the House of Schleswig-Holstein, following his childless cousin Duke Ernst Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. This was the senior branch of the House of Oldenburg, to which the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg, the King of Denmark, the King of Norway, the King of the Hellenes, the former Grand Duke of Oldenburg and the Russian Imperial Family belonged. As the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and as the Head of the House of Oldenburg, Duke Albert was succeeded by his distant cousin Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Glucksburg (who happened to be also the husband of a daughter of Albert's uncle Frederick August of Augustenborg).

Albert never married, so had no official legitimate offspring. But he fathered an illegitimate daughter, Valerie Marie

Victoria's great grandson, prince George (Duke of Kent) married his second cousin Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Marina came from the Greek Royal Family, which descended from King George I, former known as prince Vilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg (Denmark). A lineage which also explain the addition of "and Denmark". Another tie yet again. Also Marina was a first cousin to prince Philip, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II. His father, prince Andrew (1882 - 1942), was a younger brother of Marina's father, prince Nicholas (1872 - 1938). The current 'Kent line' of the British Royal Family descends from George and Marina.

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2016, 05:25:32 PM »

Guys, we already have a thread for this.  http://royaldish.com/index.php?topic=10982.0

Maria, can you merge this thread into the existing thread?
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2016, 06:11:50 PM »

Guys, we already have a thread for this.  http://royaldish.com/index.php?topic=10982.0

Maria, can you merge this thread into the existing thread?

I guess this current thread is intended to focus on the Glucksburgs who are ruling in Denmark.........
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2016, 06:23:44 PM »

In the book Buckingham Babylon The Rise and the Fall of the House of Windsor by Peter Fearon, it is mentioned that:    
Shortly before the war a suitable German bride for Edward, Prince of Wales, was Princess Caroline Matilda of Schleswig-Holstein, who was related distantly to Queen Alexandra.      
  
Edward was the future Edward VIII.

You mend Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1860-1932)?

This Karoline Mathilde was the second-eldest daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Her older sister, Augusta Viktoria, was married to Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (Prussia)

She seems to be too old to be considered a suitable bride for Edward (an age difference of ca. 30 years).

Karoline Mathilde married Friedrich Ferdinand of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg. Who was the fourth Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg and became Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in 1931.

EDIT:
I believe I have found a suitable one, who could be the Caroline Mathilde of the book:
Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg (1894-1972).
Coincidentally the same years of birth and death as Edward. She was the daughter and youngest child of the above mentioned Karoline Mathilde & Friedrich Ferdinand.

Her father Friedrich Ferdinand was the eldest son of Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg and a nephew of Christian IX of Denmark. Upon the death of his father in 1885, he had succeeded to the headship of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl?cksburg and the title of duke. Her eldest sister, Victoria Adelaide was the consort of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Karoline Mathilde married Count Hans of Solms-Baruth in 1920. They had a daughter, Viktoria Luise, and two sons, Friedrich Hans & Hubertus.

Her daughter Viktoria Luise married her first cousin Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, youngest son of her sister Viktoria Adelaide.




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