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Major milestone for Prince Christian of Denmark announced

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The second in line to the Danish throne, Prince Christian, will be confirmed in 2020. The news was announced by his grandmother, Queen Margrethe II, during her traditional New Year’s Eve speech.

Christian, who turned fourteen in October, will be confirmed in the Church of Denmark. No other details of the ceremony have yet been finalised although it is expected it will take place in the Chapel of Fredensborg Palace where his father, Crown Prince Frederik, and Queen Margrethe were each confirmed.

In 2019, Prince Christian was a guest at the confirmation of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, and there is already speculation that his own special ceremony could be attended by royals from around Europe. Among Christian’s godparents are Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Christian Valdemar Henri John was born on October 15th 2005, the eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. His names were revealed during his baptism on January 21st 2006 in Christiansborg Palace Chapel. He is second in line to the throne behind his father. Queen Margrethe, as monarch, is the supreme secular authority in the Church of Denmark. That role will pass to her successors in time meaning that should Christian ascend the throne, as is expected, he will one day also assume that position, too.

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