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If you ask the Danish Queen and the Danish Royal House, the family that ruled Denmark since before the death of the first known member of the famly in 958, have been represented by various lines through the ages.
Previously it was the line of Oldenborg, now it is the line of Glücksborg, also known as the House of Glücksborg.
It is interesting that the Danish Queen and everybody else in Denmark got this wrong. http://kongehuset.dk/en/the-monarchy-in-denmark/history
Also this website about the Website, run by the the historical experts from the major Danish universities follow this thinking: https://danmarkshistorien.dk/leksikon-og-kilder/vis/materiale/kongeraekken/?no_cache=1
I am curius why the Huse of Oldenborg is known as Oldenburg in UK even after the dynasty ruled Denmark for 405 years (and according to some, stile does)?
The County of Oldenburg in Germany was ruled by a younger branch of the house since 1450. The Danish kings were Titular Counts of Oldenborg, but had no actual connection with the German County from 1458 - except from 1667, when the Danish king inherited the terrory until 1773, when he swobbed it with Gottorp in Holsten. That is almost 250 years ago.
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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