Thursday, January 24, 2013

Royal Profile: Princess Athena of Denmark

Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat was born 24 January 2012, the 2nd child and only daughter of Prince Joachim & Princess Marie. She has three older brothers, Prince Felix & Prince Nikolai from her father's 1st marriage, and a full brother, Prince Henrik.

The young princess was born at Copenhagen University Hospital, weighing 3032 grams (6 pounds, 11oz).

Per family tradition, her name was whithled until her christening. Her godparents consisted of:
  • Mr.Gregory Grandet  (her mother's materal half-brother, her uncle)
  • Mr. Edouard Cavallier (her mother's paternal half-brother, her uncle)
  • Miss Carina Axelsson (her father's cousin's long-time girlfriend)
  • Mrs. Julie Mirabaud (her mother's best friend)
  • Mr.  Diego de Lavandeyra (friend of her parents)
  •  Henriette Steenstrup (friend of her parents)
She was named for her mother and grandmothers. Marguerite is the French form of Margarethe.

She is presently 10th in line for the throne and will likely lead a fairly normal life with limited public duties, such as formal family events and occasions.

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