Ingrid of Denmark
daughter of the Swedish King Gustav VI Adolf (1882-1973)
Queen Ingrid of Denmark is not directly related to the Glücksburg-family, but became part of it through her marriage in 1935 with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, later King Frederik IX. The Royal Swedish Family's pedigree originates in France with the Bernadotte-family, that immigrated to Sweden, and married into Swedish royalty.
Queen Ingrid's mother, Crown Princess Margaretha, never became Queen of Sweden, as she died at a young age already in 1920. Gustav VI Adolf only succeeded to the Swedish Throne in 1950. He later married Lady Louise Mountbatten (1889-1965).
In his first marriage to Princess Margaretha the king had several children, among others the daughter Princess Ingrid, who in 1935 married the Danish Crown Prince Frederik IX and became Queen of Denmark in 1947. His son, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947), was unluckily killed in an airplane crash in Copenhagen Airport 1947.
The Crown Prince's widow, Princess Sibylla of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, was left behind with 5 children, Princess Margaretha *1934, Princess Birgitta *1937, Princess Desiree *1938, Princess Christina *1943, and Prince Carl Gustaf *1946. These children are thus first cousins to the present Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
The young Prince Carl Gustaf being only 1 year old at the death of his father, he was now Crown Prince of Sweden. He succeeded to the Swedish Throne in 1973 upon the death of his grand-father, King Gustav VI Adolf, and married in 1976 Silvia Sommerlath (*1943 in Germany), who now became Queen of Sweden.
This sympathetic couple has three children, Crown Princess Victoria *1977, Prince Carl Philip *1979, and Princess Madeleine *1982.
Both sheets were engraved by Czeslaw Slania.
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