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Denmark’s Prince Felix celebrates 18th birthday

Joachim, Marie, Alexandra, Nikolai, Felix, Henrik, Athena
Photo: Kongehuset

Denmark’s Prince Felix is celebrating his 18th birthday today privately surrounded by his family and friends. To mark the occasion, the Royal Danish House has released a series of images of the Prince and his family.

Three official portraits were taken by Steen Brogard with one of those images featuring his older brother, Prince Nikolai.

Prince Felix’s celebrations kicked off this morning at the Royal Family’s French home at Château de Cayx. His father, Prince Joachim; mother, Countess Alexandra; stepmother, Princess Marie; older brother, Prince Nikolai; younger half-brother, Prince Henrik; and younger half-sister, Princess Athena were all in attendance.

The Royal House also released two photos from the family’s private festivities. One photo is of the complete family while the second photo features just the Prince with his siblings surrounded by Danish flags.

Prince Felix surrounded by his three siblings: Prince Nikolai, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. Photo: Kongehuset

After the summer holidays, Prince Felix will continue at Old Hellerup High School where he will focus on social science in his third year.

His Highness is eighth in line to the Danish throne behind is older brother, father, four first cousins and uncle, Crown Prince Frederik.

Prince Felix is the second grandchild of Queen Margrethe and her late husband, Prince Henrik. He was born in 2002 in Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet. Keeping with Danish royal tradition, his names were not announced until his christening a few months later on 4 October at Møgeltønder Church.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.