The current duchess of Gloucester was born Birgitte Eva Henrikssen and after her parent's divorce she took her mother's name van Deurs.
Are the van Deurs posher (see the Van...) than the Henriksens or just a sign of rallying with her mother after the divorce ?
How old was she when she changed her name ? Already a major, I would think.
Is this a common practice in Denmark ?
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