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Prince Nikolai of Denmark

Prince Nikolai of Denmark

Danish prince
The basics
Quick Facts
A.K.A. Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Gender male
Birth August 28, 1999 (Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark)
Family
Mother: AlexandraCountess of Frederiksborg
Father: Prince Joachim of Denmark
Siblings: Prince Felix of DenmarkPrince Henrik of Denmark
The details
Biography

Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik; born 28 August 1999), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the elder son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. As of 2016, Prince Nikolai is seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father.

Biography

Prince Nikolai was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen on 28 August 1999. Prince Nikolai is the eldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent, as he is a great-great-grandson of Mary Ho Li from Guangdong, China. He was christened in the chapel of the Fredensborg Palace on 6 November 1999 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. At the christening the musical work Lys på din vej, composed by Frederik Magle and dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was performed for the first time.

His godparents are the Crown Prince of Denmark (paternal uncle), Nicola Baird (maternal aunt), the Earl of Wessex, Peter Steenstrup, and Camilla Flint.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.

Like his father and uncle, Nikolai attended Krebs School in Copenhagen. In 2014, he attended 10th grade in Herlufsholm School at Næstved and is currently receiving his upper secondary education there as well.

Nikolai was confirmed on Saturday, 18 May 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.

Titles and styles

Nikolai is styled as "His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat". He has been Prince of Denmark since birth and Count of Monpezat since 29 April 2008, when Queen Margrethe granted the title to her male-line descendants.

Ancestry

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