Queen Ingrid of Denmark 
28th March 1910 - 7th November 2000 

daughter of the Swedish King Gustav VI Adolf (1882-1973) 
and Princess Margaretha of England (1882-1920)
(a daughter of Queen Victoria's son, Duke Arthur of Connaught)

King Christian IX 

King Frederik VIII 
(Chr. IX's son) 

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(Chr. IX's daughter) 

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(Chr. IX's daughter) 

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(Frederik VIII's son) 

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(Princess of Greece) 

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Princess Ingrid of Sweden. Queen of Denmark 

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1935 married to 
 the Danish Crown Prince Frederik IX *1899, 
Queen of Denmark and Greenland 1947-1972

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. 

Denmark 1985. Queen Ingrid of Denmark. Greenland 1985. Queen Ingrid of Denmark.
  • Denmark and Greenland 1985. Joint issue, commemorating Queen Ingrid's first 50 years in Denmark. The stamps are of slightly different colour (the Danish one being the brightest). The daisies on the stamps are symbolic, as it is well known that her eldest daughter, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, is called "Daisy" within family circles. 

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. 

Sweden 1976. Wedding Stamp King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Stamp # 1.Sweden 1976. Wedding Stamp King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Stamp # 2.

The well known song and music by the Swedish group ABBA, "Dancing Queen", was written and performed for this occasion. 

The stamp shows the royal couple at the occasion of their wedding on 19th June 1976. 

  • Sweden 1976. Set of Wedding stamps honouring King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife, Queen Silvia. The set was engraved by Czeslaw Slania. 

This sympathetic couple has three children, Crown Princess Victoria *1977,  Prince Carl Philip *1979, and Princess Madeleine *1982.  

Sweden 1993. Souvenir sheet. King Carl XVI Gustaf's 20th jubilee as king of Sweden. Sweden 1996. Souvenir sheet. King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th birthday.


  • Sweden 1993. The Royal Family. Souvenir sheet showing: 

  • King Carl XVI Gustav at his 20th anniversary on the throne.

  • National Holiday. 

  • Queen Silvia. 
  • Crown Princess Victoria, the King,  Prince Carl Philip,  Princess Madeleine,  and Queen Silvia. 
  • Right: 

    • Sweden 1996.Souvenir sheet issued at the occasion of King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th birthday in 1996. The three stamps in the top row show: 

      • King Carl XVI Gustaf hunting, 

      • a portrait of the king, and 

      • tour of Stockholm in the royal carriage together with king Albert I of Belgium. 

    The persons on the big stamp in the bottom are, left to right: Prince Carl Philip, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Madeleine. 

    Both sheets were engraved by Czeslaw Slania. 

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