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Re: A descendant of King Christian IX of Denmark celebrated 95 years today
What was the point of Furst Christian on adopting Pr. Carl-Ferdinand, the elder son of his next brother Reinhard ?
He would always be the successor (after his father).
Christian, 4th Fürst Bentheim und Steinfurt, celebrated 95 years today and will be the second oldest male descendant of King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906). The oldest is Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
His maternal grandmother was Princess Louise of Denmark, oldest daughter of Frederik (VIII) and Louise, King and Queen of Denmark 1906-1912.
I believe the last time he has been seen in public was in 2017 at the funeral of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark.