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Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Queen Margrethe's cousin is dead

Norway Today
Danish Count Christian of Rosenborg has died at the age of 70 years.

The Count, who was Queen Margrethe's cousin, passed away Tuesday night after a long illness, informed the Danish royal house Wednesday. Count Christian was a captain in the Danish Navy, where he was chief aboard a mine sweeping  and a ship in the fisheries inspectorate.

He decline  his inheritance to the Danish throne in 1971 when he married a commoner. The Count was greatly concerned with sports and was particularly interested in rowing. He and his wife Countess Anne Dorte had three daughters together.


Source: NTb scanpix / Norway Today 

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