Princess Josephine of Denmark

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Princess Josephine
Vincent and Josephine.jpg
Vincent and Josephine in January 2012
Full name
Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born (2011-01-08) 8 January 2011 (age 4)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat[1] (Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda; born 8 January 2011), is the fourth and youngest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and the seventh grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. She is the twin sister of Prince Vincent of Denmark. Josephine is fifth in line to the Danish throne, after her father and older siblings, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and her elder twin brother.

Birth[edit]

Gun salute being fired from Kronborg Castle to mark the birth of Josephine.

Josephine was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 10:56 am local time, 26 minutes after her twin brother.[2][3]

At noon on 8 January, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg Castle in North Zealand to mark the arrival of a royal child.

Christening[edit]

Josephine and Vincent were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. The Princess's name was announced as Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. Her godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, her maternal aunt, Patricia Bailey, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk, and Crown Princess Mary's Australian friend, Josephine Rechner.[4]

Royal duties[edit]

On 3 August 2014, during the family's official visit to Greenland, Josephine, her parents and siblings, took part in a tree planting in Qaqortoq's new poplar grove, Ivalos og Miniks Poppellund, named after Josephine and her brother who are known by their Greenlandic middle names in Greenland.[5][6]

Titles and styles[edit]

Josephine is styled as "Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat".[7]

Honours and decorations[edit]

Medals
  • Denmark 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Denmark 16 April 2015: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kongehuset – Aktuelt – Nyheder. Kongehuset.dk (21 May 2010). Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  2. ^ TRH The Crown Prince Couple – A Prince and a Princess are born. Kronprinsparret.dk (8 January 2011). Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  3. ^ TV 2 Nyhederne – Live. Nyhederne.tv2.dk. Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Godfathers and Godmothers to the Prince and Princess". Kronprinsparret.dk. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "TRÆPLANTNING I QAQORTOQ". Kongehuset.dk. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Billedgalleri fra Qaqortoq: Kronprinsfamilien fik træer". sermitsiaq.ag. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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Princess Josephine of Denmark
Born: 8 January 2011
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Vincent of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
5th position
Succeeded by
Prince Joachim of Denmark
Preceded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria