Saturday, 25 May 2013

Count Christian to be buried on Wednesday

It has been announced by the Danish royal court that the funeral of Count Christian of Rosenborg, by birth Prince of Denmark, who died on Tuesday at the age of seventy, will take place at Lyngby Church in Kongens Lyngby (outside Copenhagen) on Wednesday 29 May at 11 a.m.
At this time it is not yet known if Queen Margrethe or other senior members of the royal family will attend.
Count Christian was born at Sorgenfri Palace in Lyngby, which was the favourite summer residence of his grandparents, King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine, and later the home of his parents, Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde. Since 1991 Count Christian and his wife Anne Dorte lived in the Ladies’ Pavilion adjacent to the palace, so Kongens Lyngby might rightly be considered the place where he belongs.
I do, however, wonder if it is correct, as one online newspaper reports, that Count Christian will be buried at the cemetery in Lyngby, as he has earlier stated his wish to be buried at the cemetery in Søllerød.

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