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Count Viggo of Rosenborg

Name  Count of

House  House of Glucksburg
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Born  25 December 1893 Copenhagen, Denmark (1893-12-25)
Father  Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Mother  Princess Marie of Orleans
Died  January 4, 1970, Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse  Eleanor Margaret Green (m. 1924–1966)
Parents  Princess Marie of Orleans, Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Cousins  Nicholas II of Russia, Christian X of Denmark, Prince George of Greece a, Princess Victoria of the Unite, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
Similar People  Eleanor Margaret Green, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Prince Axel of Denmark, Count Erik of Rosenborg, Princess Marie of Orleans

Prince Viggo, Count of Rosenborg (Viggo Christian Adolf Georg, 25 December 1893 – 4 January 1970) was a Danish prince. He was born in Copenhagen the youngest son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of Orléans.

Biography

Without the legally required permission of the Danish king for a dynastic marriage, Viggo married Eleanor Margaret Green (New York City, New York, 5 November 1895 – Copenhagen, 3 July 1966), in New York City, New York, on 10 June 1924.

As became customary in the Danish royal house upon marriage to a commoner, prior to the wedding Viggo renounced his place in Denmark's line of succession to the Crown, forfeiting his title of Prince of Denmark, and his style of Royal Highness. With the king's authorisation, he assumed the title "Prince Viggo, Greve af (Count of) Rosenborg" and the style of Highness on 21 December 1923. Although the comital title was made hereditary for all of his legitimate descendants in the male line, the princely title was restricted to himself and his wife alone (i.e. "Prince and Princess Viggo", etc.). The couple had no children.

Prince Viggo died in Ebeltoft in 1970.

References

Count Viggo of Rosenborg Wikipedia


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