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Denmark’s Princess Athena turns 10

Photo by HRH Princess Marie

Princess Athena of Denmark is celebrating her 10th birthday today.

As is tradition, the Danish Royal House has released new photos of the young royal to mark the occasion. The photographs were taken by her mother, Princess Marie..

Princess Athena is the younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark. She has one older brother, Prince Henrik and two older half-brothers, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, from her father’s first marriage.

She is the youngest grandchild of Queen Margrethe and the late Prince Henrik and is tenth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Athena currently resides in Paris, France, with her family, where her father works as a Military Attaché at the Royal Danish Embassy.

She attends the private school EIB Monceau alongside her brother.

Living in France provides Athena and Henrik with the opportunity to learn more about where their French mother grew up. Their late grandfather, Prince Henrik, was also French-born.

Athena was recently in Denmark to mark her grandmother’s Golden Jubilee earlier this month. She was awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II during the celebrations and was pictured at the private family dinner in honour of Queen Margrethe at Christian VII’s Palace.

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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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.