Prince George Valdemar of Denmark

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Prince Georg Valdemar
Prince Georg Valdemar of Denmark
Born (1920-04-16)16 April 1920
Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died 29 September 1986(1986-09-29) (aged 66)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse Anne Bowes-Lyon
(m. 1950; her death 1980)
Full name
Georg Valdemar Carl Axel
House Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Prince Axel of Denmark
Mother Princess Margaretha of Sweden

Prince Georg Valdemar Carl Axel of Denmark and Iceland (16 April 1920 in Bernstorff Palace[1] – 29 September 1986 in Copenhagen) was a Danish and Icelandic prince.

Early life

Prince George was the eldest son of Prince Axel of Denmark (himself a son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark) and Princess Margaretha of Sweden.[2]

Marriage

On 16 September 1950, at Glamis Castle, he married Anne, Viscountess Anson, the divorced wife of Thomas, Viscount Anson, and daughter of Hon. John Bowes-Lyon and Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis.[1] His wife was a first cousin of Elizabeth II. Prince George served as defence attaché to London and military, naval and air attaché at Paris.

Ancestry

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 McNaughton, C. Arnold, The Book of Kings, vol.1, p.187
  2. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol.1: Europe & Latin America, p.70
Military offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Honorary Colonel of the
5th Battalion, Queen's Regiment

1975–1986
Succeeded by
Robin Leigh-Pemberton