Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik; born 28 August 1999), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the elder son of Prince Joachim and his former wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
As of December 2013, Prince Nikolai is seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father.
Prince Nikolai was born at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Prince Nikolai is the oldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. He was christened in chapel of Fredensborg Palace on 6 November 1999 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. At the christening the musical work Lys på din vej composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was given its first performance.
His godparents are the Crown Prince of Denmark, the Earl of Wessex, Peter Steenstrup, his maternal aunt Nicola Baird and Camilla Eastwood. He was named Nikolai William Alexander Frederik after his aunt, maternal great-grandfather, mother and uncle.
After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. Nikolai attends Krebs School in Copenhagen, as did his father and uncle.
Titles, styles and arms
- 28 August 1999 – 29 April 2008: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark
- 29 April 2008 – present: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
His official title in Danish is Hans Højhed Prins Nikolai til Danmark, Greve af Monpezat
Honours and decorations
- 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
- 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
- 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
|Ancestors of Prince Nikolai of Denmark|
Prince Nikolai of DenmarkBorn: 28 August 1999
|Lines of succession|
Prince Joachim of Denmark
|Line of succession to the Danish throne
Prince Felix of Denmark
|Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria