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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.
Oldenburg and Oldenborg are the same thing. I don’t speak Danish and Oldenburg is used in English. The senior or direct line of the House of Oldenburg died out but the House of Oldenburg still exists. All Glücksburgs are Oldenburgs.
It is exactly the same as how the Direct Capetians died out but the Bourbons are still all Capetians (including the Orléans who are all Bourbons).
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.
It’s originally a German dynasty anyway so I don’t see how Danish jurists could declare it extinct especially when Oldenburgs exist outside of Denmark.
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