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Who is Princess Isabella of Denmark?

Taking a look at the young royal on her birthday

On 21 April 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave birth to her and Crown Prince Frederik’s second child. In October 2005, they had a son, Prince Christian, but this time, they had a baby girl at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen weighing 3350 gr. A 21-gun salute was fired the next day in celebration of the birth of a new princess.

Following the tradition of the Danish Royal Family, her name was not announced until her christening on 1 July 2007 in the chapel of Fredensborg Palace. Her name was announced then as Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe. Her middle name of Henrietta was given to her in memory of her late maternal grandmother. Of course, her middle name of Margrethe was in honour of her paternal grandmother, the Queen of Denmark.

Princess Isabella’s godparents were named as Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, Christian Buchwald, Peter Heering, Nadine Johnston and Marie Louise Skeel.

Her Royal Highness is third in line to the Danish throne after her father and older brother. She has two younger siblings – twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. On 29 April 2008, Queen Margrethe granted the title of Countess of Monpezat to Isabella when she granted the title to all of her male-line descendants.

She attends Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte for her education and has since August 2013. Prince Christian also attends the school. At just 11-years-old, she does not perform many official duties. She does appear at the yearly photo sessions with the Danish Royal Family, balcony appearances for celebrations like Queen Margrethe’s birthday and a handful of appearances with her parents at official engagements. The Princess lives in Frederik VIII’s Palace with her parents and siblings in Copenhagen.

Last year, to mark her 10th birthday, the Royal Danish House released new photographs of the Princess. They were taken by Steen Evald. The three photos can be seen here. She also received her own monogram as a gift. It was designed by graphic designer Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen; associate professor Steen Eilers provided artistic assistance.

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