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Perhaps we should ask Philip, but I somehow imagine that he would agree with the rest of his entire family, all his other relatives, all the experts in Denmark, every single Danish historian and Danish genealogist that the House of Oldenborg (It was not spelled with an German "burg") died out in 1863. And that he therefore was a member of the House of Glücksborg.
Even the legal experts in Denmark at the time thought so. And this made Frederik 7's widow, Countess Danner the heiress of an immense fortune, the accumulated "Oldenburg Inheritance", which she donated to charity, leaving nothing to the new dynasty, the Glücksborgs, who were not very well off at all.
Anyway, it doesn't really matter, since Philip chose to to be connected to his mother's family rather than his father's family. And just like Philip chose his own identity and name, the same way the Danish royal family chose their idententity and dynastic name.
To be fair, his father did not have a surname, and his dynastic name would have been rather odd in the English version: Happycastle or Happyborough as the´translation of Glücksborg.
Or they could have just gone up the tree a bit and used a translation of Oldenburg, which is the larger house to which Philip and his agnatic descendants belong — Oldcastle.
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