Saturday, February 6, 2016

Royal Profile: 27 Facts about Princess Marie of Denmark

  1. Princess Marie of Denmark was born as Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier on 6 February 1976 in Paris, France{Source}.
  2. She is the only child of Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot {Source}. 
  3. Her parents divorced when she was young{Source}
  4. Both remarried and gave Marie four half brothers{Source}:
    1. Benjamin Grandet (maternal) 
    2. Gregory Grandet (maternal) 
    3. Charles Cavallier (paternal)
    4. Edouard Cavallier (paternal)
  5.  Upon her parents divorce, she moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her mother, where she attended Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil{Source}.
  6. After obtaining her Bacclaurate from Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil, she attended Babson College, studying international relations and economics, however she never graduated from Babson.
  7. Instead, after a brief time at Babson, she transferred to a school in Geneva to study Economics.
  8. She then transferred to Marymount Manhattan College, where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts. 
  9. After her university years, Marie worked in the field of public relations for Estée Lauder,and ING Numismatic Group SA, and other varying positions for companies.
  10.  She also worked for DoubleClick Inc, Media Marketing, Reuters financial news agency Radianz, REInvest in Geneva, ING Numismatic Group SA.
  11. Her native tongue is French. 
  12. She also speaks Spanish, Italian, Danish and English. 
  13. She first came to media attention around 2005, when she was spotted vacationing with Prince Joachim. 
  14. In 2007, she joined her prince and his family for the holiday season and for a skiing trip to Switzerland. 
  15. It was announced in October of that year that she and Prince Joachim would marry. 
  16. In May 2008, they were married. 
  17. This is when Marie became Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat
  18. Just like her sister-in-law, Crown Princess Mary before her, she became a naturalized citizen of Denmark and member of the Church of Denmark.
  19. Princess Marie took her role as Princess of Denmark in stride, becoming a patron of many important organizations in Denmark after becoming a princess. 
  20. So now she was a princess, a wife, a daughter, a stepdaughter, a half-sister, a niece, an aunt, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law, stepmother, what was left? Oh. Right. Motherhood. 
  21. Together, with Joachim, she is the parent of:
    1. Prince Henrik of Denmark (2009)
    2. Princess Athena of Denmark (2012)
  22. In addition to her own biological children, she has two stepsons:
    1. Prince Nikolai (1999)
    2. Prince Felix (2002)
  23. She is the daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe II & Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
  24. She is the sister-in-law of:
    1. Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark
    2. Crown Princess Mary
  25. She is an aunt to:
    1. Prince Christian of Denmark (2005)
    2. Princess Isabella of Denmark (2007)
    3. Prince Vincent of Denmark (2011)
    4. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark (2011)
  26. She has the following godchildren:
    1. Tanguy Peretti
    2. Agathe Steenstrup (2009)
    3. Sofie Agnete Davidsen Siesbye (2009)
    4. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark (2011)
    5. Nicholas Christian Iuel Bendtner (2011)
  27. She shares a birthday with:
    1. Princess Marie-Christine of Belgium (1951)
    2. Princess Louise of Belgium (2004)

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