Count Christian of Rosenborg has cancer

According to a release sent out by the Danish court today, Count Christian of Rosenborg has been examined at Gentofte hospital, north of Copenhagen, and been diagnosed with throat cancer. The Count is currently undergoing treatment, but the court is not commenting on his health beyond the announcement.

Count Christian was also in the hospital last year, around Joachim and Marie’s wedding, when he was the victim of a virus infection that the doctors were worried would have spread to his heart, and that he quite possibly had gone around with for months. He recovered from that, and was on the guest list for the Prince Consort’s birthday earlier this summer.

Queen Margrethe’s cousin, Christian is 66 years old. He is the second son of Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde. He has an older brother, Count Ingolf, and an older sister, Princess Elisabeth. He is married to Anne Dorte, and they have three daughters together, Josephine, Camilla and Feodora, who in turn have given them seven grandchildren.

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