The Yellow Palace - Copenhagen

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The Yellow Palace
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The Yellow Palace...
... And the Glücksborg Dynasty
Det Gule Palæ.
 
 
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The Yellow Palace - 1764
The Yellow Palace was built in 1764 - and located beside the Amalienborg Palaces.
 
The Yellow Palace - and the Glücksborg Dynasty
The Yellow Palace (Det Gule Palæ) is an interesting historic building from 1764 - in Louis Seize style - and designed by the French architect Nicolas Henri Jardin for the merchant H.F. Bargum. Since then - The Yellow Palace became the Royal residence for the first Glücksborg family in 1837 - namely by Prince Christian of Glücksborg - and Princess Louise of Hessen that one day would rule the Danish Kingdom - and be the King and Queen of Denmark - as King Christian IX and Queen Louise.
 
 
King Frederik VI & The Yellow Palace
In 1810 - King Frederik VI (1768-1839) - and a Oldenburg Monarch - ruled Denmark 1808–39) acquired the mansion as a residence for relatives of the Royal family. The Yellow Palace (Det Gule Palæ) is situated right at the side of the Amalienborg Palaces - and presently used as the administrative part of the Royal Household called the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

Final resting place: King Frederik VI and Queen Marie are buried in Roskilde Cathedral. The Burial Site of King Frederik VI and Queen Marie are open for visitors.
 
King Frederik VI acquired The Yellow Palace in 1810
King Frederik VI with Queen Marie and Princess Caroline and Vilhelmine - painted by C.W. Eckersberg in 1821. The King acquired The Yellow Palace in 1810 - and handed it over to his favourite nephew Prince Christian from Glücksborg in 1837 - later King Christian IX.
 
 
 
King Frederik VII - The Last Oldenburg King
 
King Frederik VII & Countess Danner
Portrait of King Frederik VII and his cherished spouse Countess Danner from 1861 - in the king's study at Christiansborg Palace.
 
The Danish Constitution - 1849
The original Danish Constitution from 1849 (Danmarks Riges Grundlov) - signed by King Frederik VII - is occasionally on display at the Danish Parliament. (Folketinget)
The Last Oldenburg King
During the past years - the Glücksborg’s family fortune began to improve - when the childless King Frederick VII being the last representative of the Royal House of Oldenburg (1808-1863 – ruled Denmark 1848-63) recognized Prince Christian of Glücksborg - as his heir to the Danish throne in 1852.

The Danish Constitution - 1849
King Frederik VII - was among one of the most popular and treasured Kings in Denmark’s long monarchical history - who signed the first Danish Constitution in 1849 - that changed the monarchy's status from absolute to constitutional - which straightaway gave all the freedom loving Danes their democratic rights in all of its fundamental principles and core values - and ever since - governing is still based on these everlasting democratic reforms and constitutional laws from 1849.

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First Constitutional Monarch

King Frederik VII was the last Oldenborg King - and the first constitutional monarch in Denmark - who was married to his beloved Countess Danner.


King Frederik VII
and Countess Danner - resided and lived in Amalienborg Palace - Frederiksborg Castle and Jærgerspris Castle.


Quotation by King Frederik VII:

  “People's love - My strength!”
(Folkets kærlighed - min styrke!)
 


 
Final resting place: King Frederik VII is buried in Roskilde Cathedral. The Burial Site of King Frederik VII is open for visitors.

Final resting place: Countess Danner (1815-1874) is buried in a crypt in the beautiful park at Jægerspris Castle. The Burial Site of Countess Danner is open for visitors.

 
 
Prince Christian and Princess Louise
Founder of the Royal Glücksborg Dynasty
 
Prince Christian and Princess Louise
In 1837 - the Yellow Palace was handed over by King Frederik VI to his favourite nephew Prince Christian from Glücksborg - Germany - who was a young officer building up a career in the Royal Danish Horse Guard. In 1842 Prince Christian married Princess Louise of Hessen who was a niece of King Christian VIII (1786-1848 - ruled Denmark 1839-48 and was briefly King of Norway in 1814). The newly wedded couple started their new life in the Yellow Palace - which was a very modest residence and home for the Glücksborg family the next 22 years. In 1843 - the first child was born and given the name Frederik - who became King Frederik VIII - (1843-1912 - ruled Denmark 1906-12) - 63 years later.

Six Royal Siblings

After the birth of Prince Frederik in 1843 - Princess Louise gave birth to five children in the following years - Princess Alexandra in 1844 - Prince Vilhelm in 1845 - Princess Dagmar in 1847 - Princess Thyra in 1853 and Prince Valdemar in 1858. Prince Valdemar lived in The Yellow Palace to his death in 1939 - and was the last Royal person who resided here.
 
Prince Christian
In 1842 Prince Christian married Princess Louise of Hessen - and was building up a career in the Royal Danish Horse Guard. The Prince was nephew to Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke - wife of King Frederick VI.
Princess Louise
Princess Louise of Hessen was a niece of King Christian VIII - and gave birth to six extremely successful children - who expanded the Glücksborg line of royalties all over the European continent - which had great imperial influence.
 
King and Queen of Denmark.
At that time no one could imagined that Prince Christian of Glücksborg - and Princess Louise of Hessen one day would rule the Danish Kingdom - and be the King and Queen of Denmark.
 
 
 
Prince Christian of Denmark - and King Christian IX
 

Prince Christian of Denmark - and King Christian IX
Prince Christian was not the closest relative to the throne - but belonged to a branch of the Royal House of Oldenburg - and grew up here too under the guidance of his maternal aunt Queen Marie Sophie Frederikke - wife of King Frederick VI. Prince Christian was also a great-grandson of King Frederick V of Denmark - through his mother Louise Caroline - Duchess of Glücksborg - whose mother Luise (Landgravine of Hesse) was the daughter of King Frederik III.

The Treaty of London - 1852
After negotiations and mutual understanding between the great powers and the other Nordic countries - the Treaty of London was signed in 1852 - accepting Prince Christian as successor to the Danish throne. In agreement with the Act of Succession of 1853 - Prince Christian was officially appointed and named Prince Christian of Denmark.

 
 
King Christian IX
Prince Christian of Denmark
 
King Christian IX & Queen Louise
After the death of King Frederik VII in 1863 - Prince Christian acceded to the Danish throne as King Christian IX together with his wife Queen Louise - and they 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. The present Royal Family are direct descendants of the Royal House of Glücksborg.

Final resting place: King Christian IX & Queen Louise (1817-1898) are buried in Roskilde Cathedral. The Burial Site of King Christian IX & Queen Louise are open for visitors.
 
 
Six Successful Royal Siblings
Six Royal descendants after King Christian IX -& Queen Louise - who became Sovereigns - Majesties - Royal Highnesses and Head of State in overseas
Kingdoms and Empires.
 
Six Successful Royal Siblings & descendants of the Royal House of Glücksborg.
King Christian IX and Queen Louise - were parents to six extremely successful children - who all contributed to expand the Glücskborg line of royalties into dynastic relations with the most influential Royal and Princely houses across Europe and the Imperial house of Russia. All six Danish brothers and sisters were born at The Yellow Palace as Princes - Princesses - Royal Highnesses and Copenhageners.
 
 
King Frederik VIII
Crown Prince Frederik
 
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark - later King Frederik VIII (1843-1912 – ruled Denmark 1906-1912) -and married to Princess Lovisa of Sweden.
 
King Frederik VIII
King Frederik VIII - Painting by Otto Bache - 1910
Queen Lovisa
Queen Lovisa - Painting by Otto Bache - 1910
 
King Frederik VIII - ruled from 1906 to 1912 - and was the eldest son of King Christian IX - who married Princess Lovisa of Sweden - later Queen Lovisa - and daughter of the king of Sweden Carl XV. The Royal couple had four sons and four daughters. The eldest son acceded to the Danish throne as King Christian X.

Final resting place: King Frederik VIII & Queen Lovisa (1851-1926) are buried in Roskilde Cathedral. The Burial Site of King Frederik VIII & Queen Lovisa are open for visitors.
 
Prince Carl of Denmark
King Haakon VII of Norway.
King Haakon VII of Norway

King Haakon VII
of Norway - Reigned 1905-1957 - was the next eldest son of King Frederik VIII and Queen Lovisa - as well as brother to King Christian X of Denmark. Prince Carl of Denmark - was elected by the Norwegian voters as King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905. King Haakon VII - was married to Princess Maud of Wales in 1896 - who later became Queen Maud of Norway.

Final resting place: King Haakon VII of Norway & Queen Maud of Norway are buried in The Royal Mausoleum and Burial Chapel in Oslo - Norway - within the premises of Castle Akershus - and are open for visitors. King Haakon VII and Queen Maud’s white marble sarcophagus is placed beside the sarcophagus and memorial of their Son and Daughter-in-Law late King Olav V and his wife - Crown Princess Märtha.
 
 
Princess Alexandra of Denmark
Queen Alexandra of The United Kingdom
 
Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) - later the Queen Consort of the United Kingdom. Married to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Son of Queen Vitoria of the United Kingdom.
Queen Alexandra
Queen Alexandra - Coronation -1902
King Edward VII
King Edward VII - Coronation - 1902.
 
Princess Alexandra of Denmark - and eldest daughter of King Christian IX - married The Prince of Wales 1863 (1841-1910) - the later King Edward VII - and became Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom. Princess Alexandra was Princess of Wales from 1863 to 1901. From 1910 - and until her death - she was the Queen Mother - being a Queen and the mother of the reigning monarch George V of the United Kingdom. Queen Alexandra lived her last years in Denmark with her sister Empress Dagmar of Russia.

Final resting place: King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra are buried in St George's Chapel - Windsor Castle. The Burial Site of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra are open for visitors.
 
 
King George I
Prince Vilhelm of Denmark
 
Prince Vilhelm of Denmark - later King George I of Greece (1845-1913 - ruled Greece 1863-1913). Married to Olga Konstantinova (1862-1960) - Grand Duchess of Russia.
King George I
King George I of Greece - Painting 1864
Queen Olga
Queen Olga of Greece -Painting 1864
 
Prince Vilhelm of Denmark was the second son of King Christian IX - and elected King of the Hellenes in 1863 - ascending the royal throne before his father as King George I of Greece. In 1867 he married Grand Duchess of Russia Olga Konstantinovna - and together they had eight children. King George I reign for 50 years - and was a genuinely popular monarch together with Queen Olga.

Final resting place: King George I & Queen Olga are buried in the Royal Mausoleum and Cemetery at Tatoi Palace - Athens - Greece. The Burial Site of King George I & Queen Olga are not open for visitors.
 
 
Princess Dagmar of Denmark
Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia
 
Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1928) - later the consort of Tsar Alexander III of Russia. (1845-1894)
Empress Dagmar
Empress Dagmar of Russia
Tsar Alexander III
Tsar Alexander III of Russia
 
Princess Dagmar of Denmark was the second daughter of King Christian IX - and after her marriage to Tsar Alexander III of Russia in 1866 - she became the Empress Consort of Russia as Maria Feodorovna. Among her children was the last Russian monarch Tsar Nicholas II - whom she outlived by ten years after he and his family was executed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks. Empress Dagmar lived in Denmark the last year of her life together with her sister Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom. Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna had four sons and two daughters.

Final resting place: Tsar Alexander III & Empress Maria Feodorovna are buried in Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg - Russia. The Burial Site of Tsar Alexander III & Empress Maria Feodorovna are open for visitors.
 
 
Princess Thyra of Denmark
Duchess of Cumberland
 
Princess Thyra of Denmark (1853-1933) - later the consort of Ernst August of Hanover - 3rd Duke of Cumberland (1845-1923).
 
Princess Thyra
Princess Thyra of Denmark
Duke Ernst August of Hanover
Ernst August of Hanover - Duke of Cumberland
 
Princess Thyra of Denmark was the youngest daughter of King Christian IX and married in 1878 Ernst August of Hanover - 3rd Duke of Cumberland in Copenhagen. Princess Thyra became the Duchess of Cumberland - and had six children with the Duke. Thyra was very close connected to her elder sisters Queen Consort Alexandra and Empress Maria Fyodorovna of Russia.

Final resting place: Ernst August of Hanover & the Duchess of Cumberland are buried in the Chapel and family Mausoleum at Schloss Cumberland - Gmunden - Austria. The inner sanctum and burial site of Ernst August of Hanover & the Duchess of Cumberland are closed for visitors - but the public have access to the Hanoverian family Mausoleum building from 1888 - when visiting the Schloss Cumberland premises. From September 1886 until November 1923 Schloss Cumberland was the seat of the exiled Hanoverian Royal Family.
 
 
Prince Valdemar of Denmark
Count of Rosenborg
 

Prince Valdemar of Denmark (1858-1939). Married Princess Marie de Orleáns-Bourbon (1865-1909) from the House of Bourbon - France.

 
Prince Valdemar
Prince Valdemar and Princess Marie
 
 
Prince Valdemar of Denmark is the youngest son of King Christian IX. He married Princess Marie d'Orleans in 1880 - and had five children. Valdemar had a lifelong naval career - and was offered two European thrones those of Bulgaria and Norway - but declined them due to international circumstances. Prince Valdemar was the last Royal person - who lived in The Yellow Palace until his death in 1939.

Final resting place: Prince Valdemar of Denmark & Princess Marie d'Orleans are buried in Roskilde Cathedral. The Burial Site Prince Valdemar & Princess Marie are open for visitors.
 
 
The Yellow Residence during the 1800s
 
The Yellow Palace - 1880
The Yellow Palace in 1880 with the Royal Life Guard guarding the building - while Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie de Orleáns-Bourbon is in residence. Prince Valdemar was the last Royal person, who lived in The Yellow Palace until his death in 1939. The Yellow Palace is used - at the present - by the Royal Household - and the Lord Chamberlain’s Office..
The Interior of the Yellow Palace - 1890
The Interior from the living room during the residential period of Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Princess Marie de Orleáns-Bourbon around 1890. The heavy packed furniture - and stylish decoration is typical for the Victorian era - with weighty upholstered furniture - and elaborate drapes - as well as various big ornaments placed all around the living areas.
 
 
Grandparents of Europe
King Christian IX and Queen Louise
 
Grandparents of Europe
With the great dynastical achievement of the six children - King Christian IX and Queen Louise were given the title “Grandparents of Europe” - and had an imperial influence throughout the European continent.
 
Grandparents of Europe - and the Fredensborg Days
A Famous painting from 1883 by Laurits Tuxen with King Christian IX and Queen Louise - and the Royal Family in the Garden Room at Fredensborg Palace together with all the heads of royalties from European Royal and Princely houses - during King Christian IX's long reign. The palace enjoyed a new golden age with the so-called Fredensborg Days - when Europe's monarchs would gather to spend their holidays at Fredensborg Palace - which is at the present also the summer residence of the Royal Danish Family. The huge group painting can be seen at Christiansborg Palace.
 
 
Royal Danish history & The Yellow Palace
 

The Yellow Palace is a piece of Royal Danish history about an old historical yellow building - that housed a poor anonymous German Prince - who was not heir to the Danish throne - but later became a national icon - as the Danish King - married to an supportive wife with dynastical ambitions - and an outstanding loving family with a high social intelligence that most of Europe's reigning and ex-reigning royal families are direct descendants of.

The Kingdom of Denmark and Queen Margrethe II
Denmark is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world - and our currently reigning monarch Queen Margrethe II - has ancestral links stretching back more than 1,000 years.

 
 
Location
The Yellow Palace is located beside the four Amalienborg Palaces - and the Colonnade on Amaliegade between King Christian IX's Palace and King Christian VII’s Palace. The property is used by the Royal Household - as well as the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

(The former royal residence and Yellow Palace is not open for visitors).
 

The Yellow Palace

Address

The Yellow Palace
The Lord Chamberlain’s Office
Amaliegade 18
1256 Copenhagen K

 

The Yellow Palace
 
 
The final resting place for all Danish Sovereigns &
Royalties since the 15th century
 
Roskilde Cathedral - The Royal Mausoleum
The most outstanding Royal Mausoleum in the world!
 
Roskilde Cathedral
Roskilde Cathedral - the Royal Mausoleum - and the final resting place for all the Danish Royalties since the 15th century. Here the marvellous sarcophaguses of Queen Margrethe 1. Buried in 1412.
 
In 1995 Roskilde Cathedral was included in UNESCO's list of the world's inalienable cultural treasures and selected by UNESCO as a genuine and incredible World Heritage site.
Roskilde Cathedral - The Royal Mausoleum

Royal History - and Danish Cultural Heritage
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Roskilde Cathedral from the 12th century houses the biggest and most outstanding Mausoleum in the world - as it is the final resting place for all the Danish Royalties since the 15th century - and after the protestant reformation in 1536.

There are gorgeous sarcophaguses of Danish Kings and Queens - as well as family members of successive rulers and their descendants.


Learn much more about Danish Kings and Queens

- Learn much more about Danish Kings and Queens from the dynastic Oldenburg royalties - to the later Glücksborg dynasty by visiting Roskilde Cathedral.

Excursion to Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum.
Our Inbound Travel Service Team offers comprehensive excursion and field trip to Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum - and to all the magnificent and Historic Castles - Royal Palaces and Museums in and around North Sealand - and if preferred together with a luncheon package - which will be consumed at selected venues - with delightful views over the North Sealand Landscape or Coastline. The excursion can be combined with a tour to other Museums and Castles in and beyond the North Sealand peninsular.


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