Countess of Frederiksborg

Countess of Frederiksborg (Danish: Grevinde af Frederiksborg) is a Danish personal title of nobility, which Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, created for her former daughter-in-law, Alexandra.[1]

Countess of Frederiksborg
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Creation date16 April 2005
MonarchMargrethe II of Denmark
Present holderAlexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
StatusExtant
Alexandra the Countess of Frederiksborg

The title refers to Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. The title is an allusion to Alexandra's marriage to Prince Joachim of Denmark which took place in the Frederiksborg Palace Church.[2]

The title was created by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on her birthday, the 16 April 2005, and was given the rank of 1st Class, which entitles Alexandra to the style of "Her Excellency". The title is a personal title of nobility (unlike the title of Princess) and was therefore not revoked, nor did it become dormant, when Alexandra remarried in March 2007. Like a life peerage in the United Kingdom, it will not be inherited by her children.

Between her divorce from Prince Joachim of Denmark and her second marriage to Martin Jørgensen, Alexandra was a Princess of Denmark, and from 16 April 2005, was styled "Her Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Countess of Frederiksborg". When she married Martin Jørgensen, she forfeited her title as a "Princess of Denmark". She retained her place and rank in the first class of precedence no. 1 with name and title "Her Excellency Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danmarks Adels Aarbog 2009-11
  2. ^ "Frederiksborg Slot". www.kroneborg.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  3. ^ "Denmark's Princess Alexandra to remarry". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2020-06-27.