Her father was Danish while her mother was from Sweden
Queen Margaret was born into the royal House of Glucksburg, who originates from Northern Germany. Her father was Frederick IX, who later became King of Denmark, while her mother was Ingrid of Sweden, daughter of the Swedish king. Her full name is Margrethe Alexandrine Ingrid (after both her grandmothers and her mother). She is the eldest child of their parents. After her birth, she was styled as "Her Royal Highness Princess Margrethe".