Princess Elisabeth

Princess Elisabeth 08.05.1935-19.06.2018

Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée, Princess of Denmark, was born in Copenhagen on 8 May 1935 as the daughter of Prince Knud (Heir Presumptive to the Throne) (1900-1976) and Princess Caroline-Mathilde (1912-1995). Princess Elisabeth passed away on 19 June 2018.

Christened and confirmed
Princess Elisabeth was christened in July 1935 and confirmed in Lyngby Church in May 1950.

After secondary school leaving examination in 1952, Princess Elisabeth studied for one year at the Brillantmont International College in Lausanne, Switzerland. This was followed by a year at Suhr’s School of Home Economics. Subsequently, Princess Elisabeth attended Margrethe-Skolen (Scandinavian Academy of International Fashion and Design) from 1954 to 1956. Before being employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Princess Elisabeth followed courses at the Tempo Type School in Copenhagen.

Business background
Princess Elisabeth was employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1956 to 2001.

While employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Princess Elisabeth was posted to the Danish Embassy in Washington in October 1973-1976 and in August 1981-1985 as well as to the Danish UN Mission in Geneva in May 1989 -1993.

Princess Elisabeth’s mother tongue was Danish. In addition, The Princess spoke French, English and German.


  • Kjæden (the chain)
  • Danish-Brazilian Association
  • Danish-Japanese Society
  • Præmieselskabet for Plejemødre af 1861 (award-giving society for foster mothers of 1861)