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Full name
Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 8 January 2011 (2011-01-08) (age 6)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (born 8 January 2011), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. She is the fourth and youngest child of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, and the seventh and youngest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. She is the fraternal twin of Prince Vincent of Denmark.

The Princess is fifth in line to the Danish throne, after her father and older siblings, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and her elder twin brother, Prince Vincent.

Early lifeEdit

The Princess was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 10:56 am local time, 26 minutes after her twin brother. At birth, she weighed 2.55 kg (5.6 lb) and measured 46 cm (18.1 ins) She was healthy with an apgar score of 10 (out of 10) after 1 minute.

At noon on 8 January, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg Castle in North Zealand to mark the arrival of a royal child.

Josephine and Vincent were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. The Princess' name was announced as Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. Her godparents are Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Carl Fredrik, Duke of Västerbotten, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, her maternal aunt, Patricia Bailey, Birgitte Handwerk and Crown Princess Mary's Australian friend, Josephine Rechner.

She was named: Josephine, a popular Danish name (often spelled Josefine) meaning "Jehovah increases" shared with her godmother, Josephine Rechner and her ancestress Josephine of Leuchtenberg

  • Sophia, from the Greek meaning "wisdom"; commonly spelled Sofie in Danish
  • Ivalo, a Greenlandic name meaning "tendon, thread, sinew."
  • Mathilda, An old German name, revived in Australia which means "mighty in battle"

Titles, styles, honors, and armsEdit


  • 8 January 2011 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat

Her official title in Danish is Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Josephine til Danmark, Komtesse af Monpezat

External linksEdit

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