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NEW: Images released for Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine’s 10th birthday


Franne Voigt ©

Denmark’s Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine are celebrating their tenth birthday today. The Danish Royal House has released new images to mark the occasion.

There are seven photos, which were taken by Franne Voigt. They feature Vincent and Josephine together and separately.

Their Royal Highnesses are believed to have celebrated their birthday at home with their parents and siblings privately due to COVID restrictions.

The royal twins attend Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte with their older siblings, Prince Christian (15) and Princess Isabella (13). They began their schooling in August of 2017.

The family lives in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander is fourth in line to the Danish throne while Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda is fifth. Vincent was born 26 minutes before his sister in Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet on 8 January 2011. As per Danish royal tradition, the twins’ names were not revealed until their christening on 14 April 2011.

Vincent’s godparents are John Donaldson, his maternal uncle; King Felipe of Spain; Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille; Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott; Caroline Heering; and Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, his father’s first cousin.

Josephine’s godparents are Patricia Bailey, her maternal aunt; Princess Marie, her paternal aunt by marriage; Count Bendt Wedell; Birgitte Handwerk;  Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro; and Josephine Rechner, a close friend of her mother’s.

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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.