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Henrik
Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Prince Henrik Carl of Denmark
Prince Henrik at a play on June 16, 2014
Full name
Henrik Carl Joachim Alain
House House of Monpezat
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Princess Marie of Denmark
Born May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04) (age 8)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Henrik Carl Joachim Alain; born May 4 2009), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the third child and youngest son of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his French-born second-wife, Marie Cavallier.

As of August 2017, Prince Henrik is ninth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

BirthEdit

Prince Henrik is the third and youngest son of Prince Joachim. The prince is Joachim's first child with his second wife, Princess Marie of Denmark. The infant prince was born at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) weighing 3032 grams and was 49 cm long.

The prince has two older half-brothers from his father's first marriage, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, and a younger sister, Princess Athena.

Name and christeningEdit

As with his brothers and cousins, his names were not revealed until his christening, which took place on 26 July 2009 at the Møgeltønder Church, where older brother Felix was also christened. At his christening he was given the names Henrik Carl Joachim Alain.

His forenames all have a family significance:

  • Henrik is after his paternal grandfather, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
  • Carl is possibly after Count Carl Johan Bernadotte, the last surviving great-granduncle of the little prince, who attended his christening; Carl is also the Danish form of Charles, which is the name of Marie's brother, and also one of Prince Henrik's godparents.
  • Joachim is after his father, Prince Joachim.
  • Alain is after his maternal grandfather, Alain Cavallier.

His godparents are the Crown Princess of Denmark, Britt Davidsen Siesbye, and his maternal uncles Charles Cavallier and Benjamin Grandet, Christian Scherfig.

Titles and stylesEdit

TitlesEdit

  • 4 May 2009 – present: His Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

His official title in Danish is Hans Højhed Prins Henrik af Danmark, Greve af Monpezat

Honors and decorationsEdit

MedalsEdit

  • Danish Flag 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Danish Flag 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen

AncestryEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. André de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Renée Yvonne Doursenot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Christian X of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Frederick IX of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Margrethe II of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Ingrid of Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Princess Margaret of Connaught
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Prince Henrik of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Alain Cavallier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Marie Cavallier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Françoise Moreau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

External linksEdit

Prince Henrik of Denmark
Cadet branch of the House of Laborde
Born: 4 May 2009
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Felix of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
9th position
Succeeded by
Princess Athena of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
Danish Princes
The generations are numbered from the implementation of hereditary monarchy by Frederick III in 1660.
1st Generation
* Christian V * Prince Frederick * Prince George, Duke of Cumberland
2nd Generation
* Frederick IV * Prince Christian William * Prince Christian * Prince Charles * Prince William * Prince William, Duke of Gloucester * Prince George * Prince Charles
3rd Generation
* Prince Christian * Christian VI * Prince Frederik Charles * Prince George * Prince Frederik Christian * Prince Charles
4th Generation
Frederick V
5th Generation
* Prince Christian * Christian VII * Frederick, Hereditary Prince
6th Generation
* Frederick VI * Christian VIII * Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince
7th Generation
* Prince Christian * Prince Christian * Frederick VII
8th Generation
* Frederick VIII * George I of Greece * Prince Valdemar
9th Generation
Christian X Haakon VII of Norway Prince Harald Constantine I of Greece* Prince George* Prince Nicholas* Prince Andrew* Prince Christopher* Prince Gustav Prince Aage** Prince Axel Prince Erik** Prince Viggo**
10th Generation
Frederick IX Prince Knud Olav V of Norway Prince Gorm Prince Oluf** George II of Greece* Alexander of Greece* Paul of Greece* Philip, Duke of Edinburgh* Prince Michael* Prince Peter* Prince George Valdemar Prince Flemming Valdemar**
11th Generation
Henrik, Prince Consort*** • Prince Ingolf** • Prince Christian** • Constantine II of Greece*
12th Generation
Crown Prince FrederikPrince JoachimPavlos, Crown Prince of Greece* • Prince Nikolaos* • Prince Philippos*
13th Generation
Prince NikolaiPrince FelixPrince ChristianPrince HenrikPrince VincentPrince Constantine Alexios* • Prince Achileas-Andreas* • Prince Odysseas-Kimon* • Prince Aristidis-Stavros*
*also a prince of Greece
**lost his title due to an unequal marriage
***not a Danish prince by birth, but a royal prince consort

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