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Prince Vincent and Princesses Josephine and Athena to begin school this month

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine and Her Highness Princess Athena are all due to begin school later this month.

According to the Royal Danish House, Princess Athena, the youngest child and only daughter of Prince Joachim and his second wife Princess Marie, will start the school year on Friday, 11 August at Sct. Joseph Søstrenes School in Ordrup. The five-year-old Princess will be in Grade 0; her brother, His Highness Prince Henrik also attends the school.

Princess Athena in a photo released for her birthday earlier this year. Photo: HRH Princess Marie © Kongehuset

Prince Vincent and Princess Athena, the six-year-old twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, will enter Tranegård School in Hellerup on 15 August in Grade 0. Their older siblings, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella also attend the same school.

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine in their birthday photo released in January. Photo: Pernille Rohde, PR Photo

There will be photo opportunities on the mornings of the 11th and 15th when the young royals begin school as is the tradition. The Danish Monarchy hopes that these photo opportunities will allow the children to attend school in private and respect their classmates and their families.

Athena, who is tenth in line to the Danish throne, was born on 24 January 2012, in the Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital in English) in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has two older half-brothers, Prince Nikolai (b. 1999) and Prince Felix (b. 2002) from her father’s first marriage to the now Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. She has an older brother, Prince Henrik (b. 2009) from her father’s second marriage to her mother, Princess Marie.

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on 8 January 2011. Vincent was born 26 minutes before his sister Josephine. They have two older siblings: Prince Christian (b. 2005) and Princess Isabella (b. 2007).

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