Prince Nikolai of Denmark

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Prince Nikolai
Count of Monpezat
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Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Born (1999-08-28) 28 August 1999 (age 16)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Religion Church 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 first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. As of 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.

Biography[edit]

Prince Nikolai was born at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) on 28 August 1999. 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 performed for the first time.[1]

His godparents are the Crown Prince of Denmark (paternal uncle), Nicola Baird (maternal aunt), the Earl of Wessex, Peter Steenstrup and Camilla Flint.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.

As his father and uncle, Nikolai attended Krebs School in Copenhagen. In 2014, he took 10th grade at Herlufsholm School at Næstved and is expected to take his upper secondary education there as well.[2]

Nikolai was confirmed on Saturday, 18 May 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.[3]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 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

Nikolai is styled as "His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat". He has been Prince of Denmark since birth and Count of Monpezat since 29 April 2008, when Queen Margrethe granted the title to her male-line descendants.[4]

Honours and decorations[edit]

Medals
  • Denmark 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
  • Denmark 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danmarks Radio, Bonanza. "Barnedåb - Prins Nikolai" (in Danish). Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "New schools". Scandinavian Royals blog. 
  3. ^ "Prins Nikolais konfirmationsdato er på plads" (in Danish). Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "His Highness Prince Nikolai". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

Ancestry[edit]

External links[edit]

Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Born: 28 August 1999
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Joachim of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
7th position
Succeeded by
Prince Felix of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria