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Re: Danish and Russian family
Thanks! i thought he might be the oldest but wasn't sure.
I think he was very much a Glucksborg in his humour, his interest in so many various subjects, his athleticism and his artistic talent. He had character traits you can find in other members of that dynasty.
Was prince Philip the oldest Glucksborg or have others surpassed him in age?
I think so, and also the oldest descendant of Christian IX (followed by Fürst Christian zu Bentheim-Steinfurt who will be 98 this year).
In this photo from 1957 King Frederik IX of Denmark shows Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh a painting of their common ancestors King Christian IX and Queen Louise:
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