Princess Benedikte and her sisters grew up in apartments at Frederick VIII's Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen and in Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand.She spent summer holidays with the royal family at her parents' summer residence at Gråsten Palace in Southern Jutland.
Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse 8. Adelheid von Hessen 9. Johann I von Henneberg 10. Elisabeth von Henneberg 11. Sigismund I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau 12. George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau 13. Anna von Anhalt-Zerbst 14. Anna of Oldenburg 15. Edzard II, Count of East Frisia 16. Marie von Ostfriesland 17. Maria Katharina von Braunschweig-Dannenberg 18.
She was born at Hirschholm Palace in present-day Hørsholm municipality, Denmark.After the arrest of Struensee and Queen Caroline Matilda on 17 January 1772, and the subsequent execution of Struensee and the banishment and imprisonment of her mother, she was raised at the Danish court residing at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen along with her four-year-old brother, Crown Prince Frederick ...
Her father was the eldest son of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel, and her mother was the only daughter of King Charles XV of Sweden and Norway and Louise of the Netherlands. She was baptised with the names Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Louise, and was known as Princess Ingeborg.
As the sixth child and third daughter of Frederick William I, Friederike Luise was a sister of Frederick II of Prussia, Queen Louisa Ulrika of Sweden, and Philippine Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
Per pale, I quarterly 1 and 4 sable, a lion or, armed, langued and crowned gules (county palatine of the Rhine), 2 and 3 fusilly bendwise, azure and argent (Bavaria); overall argent, a lion azure armed, langued and crowned or (Veldenz); II quarterly of six, two rows of three, 1 or, a lion sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers), 2 gules, an escutcheon argent, surmounted by an escarbuncle with ...
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt: 5. Princess Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt: 11. Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken: 1. Princess Charlotte of Prussia: 12. Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 6. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 13. Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen: 3.