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Prince Felix of Denmark to be confirmed on 1 April

His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, the younger son of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his ex-wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, will be confirmed on Saturday, 1 April at Fredensborg Palace Church at 11 am local time.

Fredensborg Palace where the confirmation will take place in the palace’s church. Photo: Chin tin tin (CC BY 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

The 14-year-old’s confirmation into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark (also called Church of Denmark) is earlier than those of his classmates who are not due to go through their confirmations until the end of April or the beginning of May. However, he is a year older than his brother, uncle and father were when they went through their ceremony.

The church has a royal history of confirmations in the Danish Royal Family. His older brother, Prince Nikolai and grandmother, Queen Margrethe were both confirmed there, as well. Prince Felix’s confirmation will take place exactly 62 years after his grandmother. Nikolai was confirmed on 18 May 2013 at 13-years-old. His uncle, Crown Prince Frederik and father, Prince Joachim were also christened at 13.

Prince Felix on the balcony with his grandmother, father, stepmother, siblings, aunt, uncle and cousins in 2015. Photo: mifl68 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via Flickr

Billed Bladet reported that his parents and brother are expected to participate in the ceremony. His stepmother, Princess Marie; half-brother, Prince Henrik; and half-sister, Princess Athena are also expected to participate.

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine are all expected to attend, as well, along with members of his maternal family.

Felix, who is eighth in line to the Danish throne, was born on 22 July 2002 in the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. At the time of his birth, he was fourth in line to succeed his grandmother.

He was christened at Møgeltønder Church on 4 October 2002 with his maternal aunt, Martina Bent and friends of his parents, Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Oscar Davidsen Siesbye, Damian Sibley and Annick Boel serving as godparents.

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