Prince Nikolai of Denmark

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Prince Nikolai
Count of Monpezat
Prince Nikolai of Denmark.jpg
Prince Nikolai in 2010
Born (1999-08-28) 28 August 1999 (age 18)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg

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 2016, 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, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen on 28 August 1999. Prince Nikolai is the eldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent, as he is a great-great-grandson of Mary Ho Li from Guangdong, China.[1] He was christened in the chapel of the 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 and dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was performed for the first time.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Like his father and uncle, Nikolai attended Krebs School in Copenhagen. In 2014, he attended 10th grade in Herlufsholm School at Næstved and is currently receiving his upper secondary education there as well.[3]

Nikolai was confirmed on Saturday, 18 May 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.[4]

Titles and styles[edit]

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.[5]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogy.com
  2. ^ Danmarks Radio, Bonanza. "Barnedåb - Prins Nikolai" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Prins Nikolai skal på kostskole". TV2.dk (in Danish). 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation". Website of the Danish Royal House (in Danish). 18 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "His Highness Prince Nikolai". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Frances Blanche Madar – NobleCircles Genealogy. 2001-2017.
  7. ^ a b Christa Maria Nowotny – NobleCircles Genealogy. 2001-2017.

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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