Princess Athena of Denmark
|Countess of Monpezat|
Princess Athena in March 2016
|Born||24 January 2012|
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Father||Prince Joachim of Denmark|
|Danish royal family|
HM Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
|Extended royal family|
Athena is currently tenth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.
Princess Athena was born in 24 January 2012 at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital. When her father met the press following her birth, he joked that the name selected for her could be anything from Jo to Scheherazade. 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. 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.
Titles and styles
Princess Athena of DenmarkBorn: 24 January 2012
|Lines of succession|
Prince Henrik of Denmark
| Line of succession to the Danish throne
The Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg