Sus padrinos de bautismo fueron sus abuelos el rey Cristián X de Dinamarca el rey Gustavo VI Adolfo de Suecia, así como el príncipe Bertil de Suecia, el rey Haakon VII de Noruega, su abuela la reina Alejandrina de Dinamarca, la princesa heredera Marta de Noruega, la reina María del Reino Unido, la reina Juliana de los Países Bajos, y la princesa Dagmar de Dinamarca.
Christian's Protestant policies led Denmark toward the establishment of Lutheranism as the Danish National Church (Folkekirke). This occurred officially on 30 October 1536 when the reconstituted State Council adopted the Lutheran Ordinances designed by German theologian Johannes Bugenhagen (1485–1558), which outlined church organization, liturgy, and accepted religious practice.
Christian V (15 April 1646 – 25 August 1699) was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699.  Well-regarded by the common people , he was the first king anointed at Frederiksborg Castle chapel as absolute monarch since the decree that institutionalized the supremacy of the king in Denmark-Norway .