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Prince Henrik of Denmark

Prince Henrik
Full name
Henrik Carl Joachim Alain
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Princess Marie of Denmark
Born (2009-05-04) 4 May 2009
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Henrik Carl Joachim Alain; born 4 May 2009), is the third and youngest son of Prince Joachim and the only son of his second wife, Princess Marie.

As of February 2015, Henrik is ninth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Biography

Prince Henrik was born at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) weighing 3032 grams and 49 cm long.[1]

Henrik has two older half-brothers from his father's first marriage, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, and a younger sister Princess Athena.

As with his brothers and cousins, his names were not revealed until his christening, which took place on 26 July 2009 at the Møgeltønder Church, where older brother Felix was also christened.[2] At his christening he was named Henrik Carl Joachim Alain[3] after his paternal grandfather; his father and his maternal grandfather. Henrik's second name, Carl, is possibly after his last surviving great-granduncle, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916-2012), who attended his christening.[4]

His godparents are the Crown Princess of Denmark, Britt Davidsen Siesbye, Christian Scherfig and his maternal uncles Charles Cavallier and Benjamin Grandet.[5]

Titles and styles

Henrik is styled as "His Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat".[6]

Honours and decorations

Medals
  • 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. André de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Renée Yvonne Doursenot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Christian X of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Frederick IX of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Margrethe II of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Ingrid of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Princess Margaret of Connaught
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Prince Henrik of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Alain Cavallier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Marie Cavallier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Françoise Moreau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. ^ The Danish Monarchy – A Prince is born
  2. ^ Date set for christening of Danish prince
  3. ^ Farfar og morfar i prinsens navn
  4. ^ Lilleprinsen opkaldt efter farfar
  5. ^ Faddere
  6. ^ "His Highness Prince Henrik". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
Prince Henrik of Denmark
Born: 4 May 2009
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Felix of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
9th position
Succeeded by
Princess Athena of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
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