Four Kings, 1899

On the way to the antechamber one passes the so-called “Four Kings Picture”, where the first four kings from the House of Glücksburg are gathered for the christening of Prince Frederik (IX).

Christian IX is flanked by his son and heir Crown Prince Frederik (VIII) and his son Prince Christian (X). The aged monarch holds Prince Christian’s first-born son, Prince Frederik (IX) who was the King’s great-grandchild. The picture was taken by the royal photographer Carl Sonne at Prince Frederik’s christening in 1899 and was widely disseminated at the time, for example as a postcard motif.