Princess Athena of Denmark

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Princess Athena
Countess of Monpezat
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Princess Athena in March 2016
Born (2012-01-24) 24 January 2012 (age 8)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full name
Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie
FatherPrince Joachim of Denmark
MotherMarie Cavallier

Princess Athena of Denmark[1] (Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie; born 24 January 2012), is the younger child and only daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark.

Athena is currently tenth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.


Athena's parents chatting with the press

Princess Athena was born in 24 January 2012 at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital.[2] When her father met the press following her birth, he joked that the name selected for her could be anything from Jo to Scheherazade.[3] She has two older half-brothers from her father's first marriage, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, and an older brother, Prince Henrik.

As with her older brothers and cousins, her names were not revealed until her christening, which took place on 20 May 2012 at the Møgeltønder Church, where her older brothers Felix and Henrik were also christened.[4] At her christening, she was named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie, after her grandmothers and mother.

Her godparents are her maternal uncles Gregory Grandet and Edouard Cavallier; Carina Axelsson, the long-term girlfriend of Joachim's cousin Prince Gustav; and friends of her parents: Julie Mirabaud, Diego de Lavandeyra and Henriette Steenstrup.[citation needed]

Titles and styles[edit]

Athena is styled as "Her Highness Princess Athena of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Her Highness Princess Athena". Website of the Danish Royal House. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  2. ^ "A Princess Is Born". Website of the Danish Royal House. 24 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Alt mellem Jo og Scheherazade" (in Danish). 24 January 2012.
  4. ^ Date set for christening of Danish prince

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Princess Athena of Denmark
Born: 24 January 2012
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Henrik of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
10th position
Succeeded by
The Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg