Princess Bernedikte of Denmark, Benedikte Astrid Ingeborg Ingrid Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, was born on 29 April 1944 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. She is the daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid and is the sister of the current reigning Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II.
She was married on 3 February 1968 at Fredensborg Palace Church to Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, (b. 29 October 1934). He is the son of Prince Gustav Albrecht zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1907 - 1944) and his wife, Margareta Fouchè (b. 1909).