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Count Viggo of Rosenborg

Count Viggo of Rosenborg

Danish prince
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Danish prince
Gender male
Birth 25 December 1893 (Copenhagen)
Death 4 January 1970 (Ebeltoft)
Mother: Princess Marie of Orléans
Father: Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Siblings: Prince Axel of DenmarkCount Aage of RosenborgCount Erik of Rosenborg
Spouse: Eleanor Margaret Green
The details

Prince Viggo, Count of Rosenborg (Viggo Christian Adolf Georg, 25 December 1893 – 4 January 1970) was a Danish prince. He was born in Copenhagen the youngest son of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of Orléans.


Without the legally required permission of the Danish king for a dynastic marriage, Viggo married Eleanor Margaret Green (New York City, New York, 5 November 1895 – Copenhagen, 3 July 1966), in New York City, New York, on 10 June 1924.

As became customary in the Danish royal house upon marriage to a commoner, prior to the wedding Viggo renounced his place in Denmark's line of succession to the Crown, forfeiting his title of Prince of Denmark, and his style of Royal Highness. With the king's authorisation, he assumed the title "Prince Viggo, Greve af (Count of) Rosenborg" and the style of Highness on 21 December 1923. Although the comital title was made hereditary for all of his legitimate descendants in the male line, the princely title was restricted to himself and his wife alone (i.e. "Prince and Princess Viggo", etc.). The couple had no children.

Prince Viggo died in Ebeltoft in 1970.

Title and style

  • 25 December 1893 – 10 June 1924: His Highness Prince Viggo of Denmark
  • 10 June 1924 – 4 January 1970: His Highness Prince Viggo, Count of Rosenborg
  • "Lex Regia (Konge-Lov of 1665)". Hoelseth's Royal Corner. Dag Trygsland Hoelseth. 2006-03-20. Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  • ^ Almanach de Gotha (Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1944), pages 43, 529


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