Princess Benedikte was born on 29 April 1944 in Copenhagen in Frederick VIII Palace to King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark during the Nazi occupation of the country. She has an older sister, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, and a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.
She attended private, boarding, and finishing schools in Denmark the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
Benedikte married Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (d. 2017) in 1968. Together, they had three children: Gustav, Alexandra, and Nathalie. She still represents the Danish Royal Family on official events.
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Diane Von Furstenberg