On Monday, members of the Danish royal family gathered at Lyngby Church for the funeral of Princess Elisabeth who passed away on June 19. Queen Margrethe was joined by her two sisters, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie, all in black hats to remember their cousin’s life.
The funeral of Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg was held yesterday at Lyngby Church. Some of you might remember the funeral of her husband Count Christian in May this year (Count Christian was Queen Margrethe’s first cousin). The funeral was attended by Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe who wore her small black hat with fur cuff.
Princess Elisabeth, sister of the late Count Christian, wore a black bowler hat with a ribbon-edged brim.
Christian’s brother Count Ingolf of Rosenborg wore a black fedora. His wife, Countess Sussie, wife of Christian’s brother Ingolf, wore black hat with flat brim and crown, wrapped in a wide band of textured black fabric.
Count Christian and Countess Anne-Dorthe’s three daughters, Countess Camilla, Countess Josephine and Countess Feodora were all in sedate black hats. Loosing both their parents in the past year is a tragedy for them and I’m sure you join me in wishing them peace in their grief.
The funeral of Count Christian of Rosenborg (1942-2013) was held at Lyngby Church today. Count Christian (formerly Prince Christian of Denmark) was the son of Prince Knud (who was a younger brother of King Frederik IX) and was a cousin to Queen Margrethe. He and his older brother Ingolf were in line to inherit the Danish throne until changes to the Danish succession Act in 1953 allowed for women to inherit. Christian was a naval officer like his father and uncle and retired from the Royal Danish Navy ten years ago. He and his wife Countess Anne-Dorthe were fixtures at the big royal events before their health began to deteriorate a number of years ago.
The funeral was attended by Queen Margrethe who repeated an elegant black straw hat with wide silk band around the crown.
Princess Benedickte wore an embellished black straw hat with a slightly raised brim on one side.
Princess Marie repeated the dark grey Garbo hat she wore last October for the Slovakian state visit.
Princess Astrid of Norway also attended. She wore a black hat with rolled brim, veil and flower at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg, wife of Christian’s brother Ingolf, wore a black straw hat with raised brim, flat crown and poof of feathers at the side.
Count Christian’s three daughters, Countess Camilla, Countess Josephine and Countess Feodora welcomed guests to their father’s funeral. Each wore a black straw hat with modest detail.
Photos from Stella, Corbis and Abacca