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Denmark

Prince Christian’s confirmation set for May


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

Prince Christian of Denmark’s confirmation has been scheduled for May; it had originally been due to take place last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced its postponement.

The future monarch’s confirmation will take place on 15 May at Fredensborg Palace Church. It will begin at 15.00 and be officiated by Chaplain-in-Ordinary, bishop Henrik Wigh-Poulsen.

The Royal House announced that it will be celebrated privately afterwards due to the pandemic.

Both Christian’s grandmother, Queen Margrethe, and father, Crown Prince Frederik, were confirmed into the Church of Denmark at Fredensborg Palace Church.

Prince Christian’s godparents are Prince Joachim of Denmark, his paternal uncle; Jane Stephens, his maternal aunt; Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway; Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden; Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece; and Jeppe Handwerk and Hamish Campbell, friends of his parents.

Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, it is unknown which godparents will be able to attend the confirmation ceremony. More information regarding the religious ceremony will be released in due course.

Prince Christian, the eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, was born on 15 October 2005 and is second in line to the Danish throne. He was christened on 21 January 2006 in Christiansborg Palace Chapel.

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