On the death of King Frederik VII in 1863
- Prince Christian acceded the throne as
King Christian IX - and became the first patriarch
and founder of the Glücksborg dynasty.
The Royal family moved into one of the Amalienborg Palaces
called "The Schacks Mansion" in 1865
- later called - Christian IX’s Palace -
where the King lived until his death in 1906.
The former Kings Palace was attractively renovated in 1967
- and is now the residence of Queen Margrethe
II - and her husband Prince Consort
Henrik. The present Royal Family are direct descendants
of the Royal House of Glücksborg.
King Christian IX and Queen Louise gave birth to six
extremely successful children -
who all contributed to expand the Glückborg line of royalties
into dynastic relations with the most influential European
Royal and Princely houses. All six brothers and sisters
were born at The Yellow Palace
Prince Frederik of Denmark - later King Frederik
VIII (1843-1912 – ruled Denmark 1906-12) -
married to Princess Lovisa of Sweden.