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Nikolai
Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Prince Nikolai 1
Prince Nikolai at his confirmation on May 18, 2013
Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Born 28 August 1999 (1999-08-28) (age 17)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Religion Lutheranism

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 former wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.

As of August 2017, 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.

Early Life

Prince Nikolai was born at the Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Prince Nikolai is the oldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. He was christened in the chapel of 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, dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was performed for the first time.

After their divorce in April 2005, Prince Joachim and Alexandra have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.

Education

In 2014, Prince Nikolai finished ninth grade, and therefore his schooling at Krebs School in Copenhagen which his father and uncle both attended. After the summer holidays of 2014, Prince Nikolai will be attending the prestigious boarding school Herlufsholm, located on southern Zealand in Denmark. He will board there from August 10 onwards and and will complete tenth grade at the school instead of attending high school like most of his friends from Krebs School.

Name and christening

Prince Nikolai was christened in chapel of Fredensborg Palace on 6 November 1999. His godparents are his paternal uncle, The Crown Prince of Denmark; The Earl of Wessex, Peter Steentrup, his maternal aunt, Nicola Baird; and Camilla Flint.

  • Nikolai: is after his maternal aunt and one of his godmothers, Nicola Baird.
  • William: is after his maternal great-grandfather, William Manley.
  • Alexander: is after his mother, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
  • Frederik: is a common name for Danish Kings, and is also the name of his uncle and one of his godfathers, Crown Prince Frederik.

Titles and styles

Titles

  • 28 August 1999 – 29 April 2008: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark
  • 29 April 2008 – present: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

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

Honors and decorations

Medals

  • Danish Flag 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
  • 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

Ancestry

Ancestors of Prince Nikolai of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. André de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Henriette Hallberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Maurice Doursenot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Renée Yvonne Doursenot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Marthe Gay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Nikolai of Denmark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. John Thomas Manley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. William Thomas Manley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Mary Ho Li
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Richard Nigel Manley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Omar Abdul Madar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Frances Blanche Madar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Sarah Shirazee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Alexandra Manley, Countess of Frederiksborg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Christa Maria Nowotny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

External links

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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