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Re: Birgitte Duchess of Gloucester
I thought at the time, children in Denmark only were registred with their father's family name ...
The current duchess of Gloucester was born Birgitte Eva Henrikssen and after her parent's divorce she took her mother's name van Deurs.
This is not entirely correct. She was born Birgitte Eva van Deurs Henriksen, but dropped Henriksen on 15 January 1966. This was long after her parents' divorce (her mother remarried in 1951).