Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée, Princess of Denmark, was born in Copenhagen on 8 May 1935. Princess Elisabeth is the daughter of Prince Knud (Heir Presumptive to the Throne) (1900 - 1976) and Princess Caroline-Mathilde (1912 - 1995). Princess Elisabeth is included in the order of succession to the Throne.
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.
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 is Danish. In addition, the Princess speaks French, English and German.