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Prince Christian’s Year in Photos


Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset

The heir to the Danish throne turns 16 today, and to celebrate the teen’s birthday, let’s take a look back at Prince Christian’s life this past year!

Confirmation

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On 15 May of this year, Prince Christian was confirmed in the Royal Chapel of Fredensborg Palace. Due to the ongoing pandemic, only Prince Christian’s immediate family attended the service.

But before that, he joined his grandmother, Queen Margrethe, for a church service at Asminderød Church near Fredensborg for confirmation preparation.

Family Fun

Prince Christian joined the rest of his family for a Christmas video on the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram account, sharing a look inside their home at Frederik VIII’s Palace.

And at Easter, the Crown Prince Family shared a snap with Queen Margrethe at Marseilisborg Palace.

Go Denmark! Prince Christian, his father, and cousins Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix cheered on Denmark ahead of the Euro 2020 match against Belgium on 17 June.

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He was later photographed inside the stadium with his parents.

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A few days later watching Denmark play Russia.

Crown Princess Mary shared a snap of Prince Christian watching Denmark play on 3 July.

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On 7 July, Prince Christian and his parents flew to London to watch Denmark play England in the semi-finals.

School Days

In June, the Crown Prince Couple announced that Prince Christian would attend Herlufsholm Gymnasium in Næstved from this fall.

On 10 September, Prince Christian officially moved into the residence at Herlufsholm Gymnasium. He began his first semester the next day. The Danish Royal Family shared new portraits to mark the occasion.

Official Engagements

Prince Christian joined his father, Crown Prince Frederik, and grandmother for an official event at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hadersleben to welcome the German President Steinmeier, who was visiting for two days on 13 June.

They also attended an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reunification with South Jutland.

As the Danish prince turns 16, we’ll bring you all the latest news on Prince Christian and his family.

About author

Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.