Count Ingolf of Rosenborg

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Count Ingolf of Rosenborg RE (born 17 February 1940) is a Danish count and former prince. Born Prince Ingolf of Denmark, he appeared likely to some day become king until the constitution was changed in 1953 to allow females to inherit the crown, placing his branch of the dynasty behind that of his first cousin Princess Margrethe and her two younger sisters. He later gave up his princely rank and his rights to the throne in order to marry a commoner.


Ingolf was born at Sorgenfri Palace, Sorgenfri, as His Highness Prince Ingolf of Denmark. He was the son of Hereditary Prince Knud, by his wife and first cousin, Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde.

Titles and Styles

  • 17 February 1940-13 January 1968: His Highness Prince Ingolf of Denmark
  • 13 January 1968-present His Excellency Count Ingolf of Rosenborg

House: Glucksburg