History - OnThisDay - September 17th. 1895 - Princess Margaret of Denmark

Margrethe Françoise Louise Helene was born on September 17th. 1895
at Bernstorff Palace in Denmark.



Family ties

Her parents were Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie of
Orléans.

Princess Margaret was thus a granddaughter of King Christian IX of
Denmark and Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (through her father).

Princess Margaret was raised as a Roman Catholic, the faith of her
mother.

Love and Marriage

On June 9th. 1921, Princess Margaret married in Copenhagen,
Prince René of Bourbon Parma.

Prince René of Bourbon Parma was the brother of Empress Zita
of Austria and of Felix, the Consort of Charlotte, Grand Duchess
of Luxembourg as well.

Prince René and Princess Margaret would have 4 children. One of
them, Anne, would marry King Michael I of Romania.

World War II

Most of the time, Princess Margaret and her husband lived in France.
However with the outbreak of World War II, they fled for the Nazi's.

Death

After the war, the couple settled in Denmark. Princess Margaret died
in Copenhagen on September 18th. 1982 at the age of 97.


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