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| Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
|Prince Nikolai at his confirmation on May 18, 2013|
|Nikolai William Alexander Frederik|
|Father||Prince Joachim of Denmark|
|Mother||Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg|
|Born|| 28 August 1999 |
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Danish Royal Family|
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
- 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
- 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
|Ancestors of Prince Nikolai of Denmark|
|The generations are numbered from the implementation of hereditary monarchy by Frederick III in 1660.|
|* Christian V * Prince Frederick * Prince George, Duke of Cumberland|
|* Frederick IV * Prince Christian William * Prince Christian * Prince Charles * Prince William * Prince William, Duke of Gloucester * Prince George * Prince Charles|
|* Prince Christian * Christian VI * Prince Frederik Charles * Prince George * Prince Frederik Christian * Prince Charles|
|* Prince Christian * Christian VII * Frederick, Hereditary Prince|
|* Frederick VI * Christian VIII * Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince|
|* Prince Christian * Prince Christian * Frederick VII|
|* Frederick VIII * George I of Greece * Prince Valdemar|
|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**|
|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**|
|Henrik, Prince Consort*** • Prince Ingolf** • Prince Christian** • Constantine II of Greece*|
|Crown Prince Frederik • Prince Joachim • Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece* • Prince Nikolaos* • Prince Philippos*|
|Prince Nikolai • Prince Felix • Prince Christian • Prince Henrik • Prince Vincent • Prince 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