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Old 05-22-2013, 06:23 AM
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Death and Funeral of Count Christian of Rosenborg (1942-2013): May 21 and 29, 2013

Count Christian af Rosenborg has died (Kongehuset).
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:24 AM
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Death of Count Christian of Rosenborg; May 21st, 2013

The royal court has announced the death of count Christian of Rosenborg, b. 1942, first cousin of HM Queen Margrethe.
Count Christian has suffered from cancer for a few years. He briefly attended the confirmation of his oldest grand child Anastasia a fortnight ago. His wife since 1971 Countess Anne-Dorte is also a cancer patient.
The couple have three daughthers.
Funeral details to follow!
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:45 AM
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How very sad for the Queen and the Danish Royal Family,had no idea he was ill.May he rest in peace.

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:48 AM
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Sad news - the youngest of the three siblings to die first. The couple have certainly been very hard hit.
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The obituaries are yet to come!

Count Christian, originally Prince Christian was the younger son of Prince Knud, himself a younger brother of King Frederik IX. The fact that Prince Knud and his descendants were sidelined after the change of the succession Act in 1953 is probably covered elsewhere on TRF.
While Knud was said to be bitter about the outcome, his children took a more pragmatic view. Christian always stayed loyal to HM and he and Countess Anne-Dorthe were fixtures at the big royal events before their health began to deteriorate some five-six years ago.
Christian was a naval officer like his father and uncle and retired from the Royal Danish Navy ten years ago. He married Anne-Dorthe Maltoft-Nielsen in 1971 and renounced his title and succession rights.
Prince Christian and his wife were said to be friendly and approachable. They appeared to be the life and soul of many a good party.

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Really sad news , the Count suffers since a long time .
Do you mean Viv that the Countess has also this terrible illness ?
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may he RIP.
and thank you Viv for the background information
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i am sorry to hear that :-( yes, may he RIP. was he close to the royal family?

do you think the queen, prince consort and the crown prince couple etc. will attend his funeral?
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Really sad news , the Count suffers since a long time .
Do you mean Viv that the Countess has also this terrible illness ?
She's suffering from cancer in the larynx. I understand from an article in our royalty magazine that she's spent time in a hospice lately. It need not mean that she's a terminal patient but that she's in need of extensive care. But .. reading between the lines I get the impression that she's in a bad way.

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i am sorry to hear that :-( yes, may he RIP. was he close to the royal family??
He and his wife often attended the big family celebrations. Apart from that I don't think that they met often in private. But your guess is as good as mine!

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do you think the queen, prince consort and the crown prince couple etc. will attend his funeral?
I cannot imagine HM and HRH not attending! I suppose that the younger generation will attend if they're not otherwise engaged.
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May he rest in peace.
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Has it been announced when his funeral will be held?
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Has it been announced when his funeral will be held?
According to Cotilleando the funeral will take place at 29 May at Lyngby Churche.
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Ekstra Bladet reports that Count Christian's daughter Camilla confirmed that the funeral will take place at 11am on May 29th at Lyngby Church.

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Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Crown Prince Frederik all have engagements on that day (the Queen's is in the early afternoon), so it will be interesting to see who attends the funeral.
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from the official DRF website
"It may, on behalf of the relatives reported that the funeral of HE Count Christian of Rosenborg will take place on Wednesday 29 May at. 11:00 in Lyngby Church."

Begravelsen af H.E. Greve Christian af Rosenborg - Kongehuset
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Ekstra Bladet reports that Count Christian's daughter Camilla confirmed that the funeral will take place at 11am on May 29th at Lyngby Church.

Ekstra Bladet - Greven begraves på onsdag

Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Crown Prince Frederik all have engagements on that day (the Queen's is in the early afternoon), so it will be interesting to see who attends the funeral.
CP Frederik is in St. Petersburg, so he's out! CP Mary is in Malaysia 28 - 30. May so she's out! HM has an engagement at. 1.55 pm. It seems to take place in the Copenhagen area. IMHO she's certainly able to attend an 11 a.m funeral (duration approx. 1 hour incl. interment), get a quick bite and change for the meeting of the board of representatives of the rheumatism association. If she wants to, that is!
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According to the DRF website the Queen, Prince Henrik, Princess Benedikte and Princess Marie will be attending the funeral.
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According to the DRF website the Queen, Prince Henrik, Princess Benedikte and Princess Marie will be attending the funeral.
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What about Joachim?, he has no official/public events that day
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I wonder if any members of the Swedish or Norwegian Royal families will attend?
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What about Joachim?, he has no official/public events that day
Perhaps he has some business to attend to in connection with running the farm?
I understand Joachim is pretty close to Count Ingolf, so I would not expect Joachim to come up with an "excuse" unless there is a very good reason.
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I wonder if any members of the Swedish or Norwegian Royal families will attend?
I don't see that happening, but You never know! The Norwegians used to have links with other branches of the Rosenborgs.
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