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Prince Frederik of Danmark
Crown Prince Frederik is heir apparent to the Danish throne

The line of succession to the Danish throne is the list of people who may become King or Queen of Denmark.

History

Since 2009, Danish law identifies the eldest child of a Danish monarch the royal heir. The first-born child follows his or her parent on the throne. This is known as full or equal primogeniture.

Order of succession

In 2011, the current order of succession is clear.

  1. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Frederik, elder son of The Queen)
  2. Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (elder son of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess)
  3. Princess Isabella of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (elder daughter of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess)
  4. Prince Vincent of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess) (twin)
  5. Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (younger daughter of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess) (twin)
  6. Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of The Queen)
  7. Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (elder son of Prince Joachim and the Countess of Frederiksborg)
  8. Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (younger son of Prince Joachim and the Countess of Frederiksborg)
  9. Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie)
  10. The Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Benedikte, daughter of King Frederick IX and sister of Queen Margrethe II)
  11. Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (granddaughter of King Christian X through his second son, Prince Knud)

Family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian X
1870 - 1947
reigned 1912-1947
 
† Alexandrine of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick IX
1899 - 1972
reigned 1947-1972
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
† Hereditary Prince Knud
1900-1976
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Margrethe II
b. 1940
reigns 1972-present
 
 
 
 
 
10) Princess Benedikte
b. 1944
 
 
 
 
 
11) Princess Elisabeth
b. 1935
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1) Crown Prince Frederik
b. 1968
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6) Prince Joachim
b. 1969
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Prince Christian
b. 2005
 
3) Princess Isabella
b. 2007
 
4) Prince Vincent
b. 2011
 
5) Princess Josephine
b. 2011
 
7) Prince Nikolai
b. 1999
 
8) Prince Felix
b. 2002
 
9) Prince Henrik
b. 2009

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