Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Royal Profile: Prince Vincent & Princess Josephine of Denmark

Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat  was born on 8 January 2011 at 10:30am, the younger of two sons of Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. He has one older brother, Prince Christian, an one older sister Princess Isabella, and a younger fraternal twin sister Princess Josephine. He is the sixth grandchild and youngest grandson of Queen Margarethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort.

He is presently 4th in line for the danish throne after his father, and elder siblings.

Per Danish Royal Tradition, his name was kept secret until his christening on 14 April 2011. He was named:

  • Vincent:
  • Frederik: for his father, and the previous "Fredrik"'s of Denmark
  • Minik: a Greenlandic name in honor of Denmark's autonomous territory
  • Alexander:
His godparents were:

  • John Stuart Donaldson (maternal uncle) 
  • Felipe, Prince of Austrias
  • Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg (his father's cousin) 
  • Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille (friend of his father's) 
  • Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott (wife of the above, and friend of his father's) 
  • Caroline Heering (lady-in-waiting to his mother)
Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat was born on 8 January 2011 at 10:56am, the younger of two daughters of Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. She has two older brothers, Prince Christian & faternal twin Prince Vincent, and an older sister Princess Isabella. She is the seventh grandchild and second youngest granddaughter of Queen Margarethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort. 

She is presently 5th in line for the danish throne after her father, and elder siblings.

Per Danish Royal Tradition, her name was kept secret until her christening on 14 April 2011. She was named:
  • Josephine: after her godmother Josephine Rechner and her ancestress Josephine of Leuchtenberg. 
  • Sophia
  • Ivalo: a Greenlandic name in honor of Denmark's autonomous territory 
  • Mathilda:

Her godparents were:
  • Princess Marie of Denmark (paternal aunt)
  • Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro (friend of her father's)
  • Patricia Bailey (maternal aunt)
  • Josephine Rechner (friend of her mother's)
  • Count Bendt Wedell (friend of her father's)
  • Birgitte Handwerk (friend of her father's)

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