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Queen Ingrid, 1910 - 2000

Queen Ingrid, wife of King Frederik IX of Denmark and mother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, died on November 7, 2000 at age 90.  She was born Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden on March 28, 1910.  Her parents were Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (later King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden) and his first wife, British Princess Margaret of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  Princess Ingrid married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark on May 24, 1935 and became Queen Consort of Denmark when he acceded to the throne on April 20, 1947.

King Frederik and Queen Ingrid had three children:

1) Princess Margrethe, born in 1940 and who succeeded her father as Queen Margrethe II

2) Princess Benedikte, born in 1944 and who married Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

3) Princess Anne-Marie, born in 1946 and who married former King Constantine II of Greece

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Danish Queen Mother’s condition worsens

Denmark mourns its “wise queen”

Danish Queen Mother lies in state

Thousands bid farewell to Danish Queen

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