An Odd Royal Relationship

An uncle, his nephew, and a ménage à trois

Marie Bonaparte, Valdemar, George, Marie d’Orléans and Valdemar and Marie’s children

Valdemar of Denmark was the youngest son of the “Grandfather of Europe”, King Christian IX of Denmark. Christian IX was an impoverished scion of the ruling family of Denmark and a prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. His wife was the first cousin of the Danish king and when the mainline died, Christian was chosen as the new ruler of Denmark based on their…