New official photographs of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his wife, Princess Marie have been released by the Royal Danish House. They were published on the occasion of His Royal Highness’s 49th birthday yesterday, 7 June. The three formal images were taken by Kamilla Bryndum.
Both Prince Joachim and Princess Marie feature in solo portraits, and they are together in a joint image, as well. The Prince is in his military uniform, while the Princess is pictured in a white and gold gown with her diamond floral wedding tiara. Both are wearing their Order of the Elephant honours.
Prince Joachim married French-born Marie Cavallier on 24 May 2008 in Møgeltønder Church. Together, they have two children: Prince Henrik (b. 4 May 2009) and Princess Athena (b. 24 January 2012). Princess Marie became a Danish citizen and converted from Roman Catholicism to the Lutheran Church of Denmark in connection with the union.
Joachim had been married once before to Alexandra Manley (now Countess Alexandra) with whom he had two sons: Prince Nikolai (b. 28 August 1999) and Prince Felix (b. 22 July 2002). They wed in 1995 and divorced in 2005.
His Royal Highness Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian of Denmark is the second child of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her late husband, Prince Henrik. He was born on 7 June 1969 at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. His older brother, Crown Prince Frederik (b. 26 May 1968) recently celebrated his 50th birthday in grand fashion at the end of May. Joachim was just two and a half when his mother ascended to the Danish throne upon the death of his grandfather, King Frederick IX.