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Prince Christian of Denmark
Christening of Prince Christian (21 Jan09:01

Christening of Prince Christian (21 Jan. 2006)

Location Christiansborg Palace Chapel, Denmark
Date Saturday, 21 January 2006
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The ceremonyEdit

The namesEdit

Christian's given names are:

His forenames all have a family significance:

  • Christian is after his great-great-grandfather, Christian X of Denmark, continuing the Danish royal tradition of the heir apparent being named either Christian or Frederick.
  • Valdemar is after Valdemar IV of Denmark. It is also a common royal name. The Prince's uncle Joachim has Waldemar as one of his names. The Prince's cousin Felix, Joachim's second son, has Valdemar as one of his names.
  • Henri is after his paternal grandfather, Prince Henrik, whose given name is Henri.
  • John is after his maternal grandfather, John Donaldson.

He received a number of presents on the occasion of his christening, including a pony called Flikflak from the Folketing, Denmark's national parliament.

The godparentsEdit

His godparents are:

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