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Prince Christian


Prince Christian is the eldest child of the Royal Family of Denmark. Prince Christian is the second in line to succeed in the Danish throne after his father the Crown Prince of Denmark.

Early Childhood

Prince Christian was born on 15th October 2005 and is currently 17 years old.  His baptist name is Christian Valdemar Henri John and he was born in mid of October, his zodiac sign is Libra. Likewise, he was born in Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark and he is Danish by nationality.

Similarly, talking about his ethnicity he belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. He is the eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Countess of Monpezat. Likewise, he is the grandson of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik. Similarly, he is the elder brother of Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine.

Prince Christian

Caption: Christian with his family. Source: Web

Prince Christian – Birth facts

Prince Christian was born in the Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen. He was born on Saturday, 15th October 2005 at 1:57 am. Similarly, at birth, he weighed 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs) and 51 cm (20 in). Likewise, right after being born at noon on this day, 21-gun salutes were fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen in Copenhagen and Kronborg Castle marking the birth of a royal child.

Similarly, his birth was celebrated in Denmark as a royal birthday. Likewise, the Danish flag flew all over public buses and each official building. Additionally, on the sunset of the same day, beacon bonfires were lit all over Denmark, and Naval Home Guard vessels lit their searchlights and directed them toward the capital.

Brief Hospitalization

However, a week after his birth, on 21st October 2005 Prince Christian became hospitalized. He was suffering from neonatal jaundice which is usually a harmless illness and a fairly common one (especially in premature births). Likewise, his photographs showed a yellow tinge to his face and hands. Similarly, the doctors were examined by doctors underwent blood tests, and then spent time in a lightbox under special colored light rays. It then broke down the bilirubin substance causing jaundice. However, fortunately, he made a full recovery and his parents took him home the same day.


Likewise, Prince went for a christening on 21st January 2006 in the Christianborg Palace Chapel by Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen. Likewise, he has eight godparents and they are Prince Joachim of Denmark (his Paternal Uncle), Jane Stephens (his maternal aunt), Jane Stephens; the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway, Sweden, and Greece; and two friends of the couple Jeppe Handwerk and Hamish Campbell. Likewise, here he was named Christian Valdemar Henri John, continuing the Danish Royal Tradition of Alternating the name between Christian and Frederic in a direct lineage.

Education and Royal Duties

Similarly, Prince Christian became the first member of the Danish royal family to attend nursery school. Likewise, at the same age, he also had a nanny at the palace. Moreover, he became the first member attending a public state school in the royal family. Likewise, he also attended the opening of the new elephant house at the Copenhagen Zoo along with his grandfather Prince Henrik. Additionally, he was the one opening the elephant house by pressing a button on an interactive console. These elephants were a gift to the Queen and Prince Consort of Denmark by the Royal King and Queen of Thailand on their last visit to Thailand.

Likewise, on 19th June 2010, he became the page bot at the wedding of his godmother, the Crown Princess, and Sweden to Daniel Westling. Furthermore, on 17th November 2010, he along with his mother and grandfather went to the unveiling of a painting of the Prince of Denmark at Rosenborg Castle. Similarly, he also went on many official family visits to his family. Likewise, he made his official visit to Greenland on 1st-8th August 2014.

Prince Christian – Titles and Honors

Being born in a Royal family, Christians has honorable titles and honors. Likewise, about his titles, he became the Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark from 15th October 2005 – 29th April 2008. Following this, from 29th April 2008 the present, he became the Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat. Similarly, talking about his honors, when Scandinavian Airlines System was purchasing a new A319 aircraft in honor of Christian they named this aircraft as Christian Valdemar Viking.