Princess Benedikte of Denmark Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Princess Benedikte of Denmark Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth April 29, 1944
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Eye Color Blue

Princess Benedikte of Denmark is the 11th in the line of succession to the Danish throne is the 2nd daughter of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark.

Born Name

Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid

Nick Name

Princess Benedikte

Princess Benedikte of Denmark on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill June 8, 2013
Princess Benedikte of Denmark on the way to the castle church at the Royal Palace in Stockholm before the wedding between Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill June 8, 2013 (Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality

Danish

Education

She studied at N. Zahle’s School in Copenhagen. Later, she was sent off to study at the boarding school of Benenden School.

Princess Benedikte then completed her schooling by attending a Swiss finishing school.

She also studied at the fashion and design school of Margrethe-Skolen.

Occupation

Member of the Danish Royal Family

Family

  • Father – King Frederick IX
  • Mother – Queen Ingrid
  • SiblingsMargrethe II (Older Sister) (Queen Of Denmark), Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (Younger Sister) (Reigning Queen From 1964-1973)
  • Others – King Christian X of Denmark (Paternal Grandfather), Queen Alexandrine née Duchess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Paternal Grandmother), Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (Maternal Grandfather), Princess Margaret of Connaught (Maternal Grandmother)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Princess Benedikte’s name has been linked with –

  1. Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1968-2017) – Princess Benedikte married Richard on February 3, 1968. The couple has 3 children – a son named Prince Gustav (b. January 12, 1969), and 2 daughters named Princess Alexandra (b. November 20, 1970), and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. May 2, 1975).
Princess Benedikt of Denmark together with her fiancé Prince Richard before their marriage
Princess Benedikt of Denmark together with her fiancé Prince Richard before their marriage (Anefo / National Archief / CCO 1.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Danish descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin lips
  • Thin eyebrows
  • Nubian nose
Princess Benedikte of Denmark as seen in a wedding picture taken in February 1968
Princess Benedikte of Denmark as seen in a wedding picture taken in February 1968 (Rigmor Mydtskov & Sten Rønne via IMS Vintage Photos / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Princess Benedikte of Denmark Facts

  1. On May 24, 1944, she was baptized at the Holmen Church.
  2. She was raised alongside her sisters in apartments between Frederick VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg and in Fredensborg Palace, North Zealand.
  3. Princess Benedikte spent her holidays in the summer at her mother and father’s residence which was located in Gråsten Palace in Southern Jutland.
  4. Since her children were not raised in Denmark as per the decree of the king, they are not in the line of succession. However, her children are said to be the Highnesses of Denmark as per the “Order in Council”.
  5. She is a part of various organizations that revolve around scout and guide foundations. Also, her passion for scouting began at an early age. She is the chairman of Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark and is a patron of the De grønne pigespejdere and Det Danske Spejderkorps.
  6. Prince Benedikte is an honorary member of the St George’s Guilds.
  7. She is a benefactor of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses and is involved with equestrian sports.
  8. In 2006, she ran for the presidential position of the International Equestrian Federation.
  9. As she is a Princess, Benedikte is entitled to the title of Her Royal Highness.
  10. She was born at the outset of World War II.
  11. The Danish resistance group Holger Danske did a 21 bomb salute a day after her birth.

Featured Image By Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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