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Princess Isabella of Denmark celebrates 12th birthday

Photo: Crown Princess Mary

Princess Isabella of Denmark, the second child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, celebrates her 12th birthday today.

Images have been released to mark the occasion this morning by the Royal Danish House. They were taken by her mother, Crown Princess Mary.

The three photos show the Princess outdoors, and in one image, she’s seen with the family’s beloved dog.

Photo: Crown Princess Mary

On 21 April 2007, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark gave birth to her and Crown Prince Frederik’s second child. In October 2005, they had a son, Prince Christian, but this time, they had a baby girl at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen weighing 3350 gr. A 21-gun salute was fired the next day in celebration of the birth of a new princess.

Following the tradition of the Danish Royal Family, her name was not announced until her christening on 1 July 2007 in the chapel of Fredensborg Palace. Her name was announced then as Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe. Her middle name of Henrietta was given to her in memory of her late maternal grandmother. Of course, her middle name of Margrethe was in honour of her paternal grandmother, the Queen of Denmark.

Photo: Crown Princess Mary

Princess Isabella’s godparents were named as Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, Christian Buchwald, Peter Heering, Nadine Johnston and Marie Louise Skeel.

Her Royal Highness is third in line to the Danish throne after her father and older brother. She has two younger siblings – twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. On 29 April 2008, Queen Margrethe granted the title of Countess of Monpezat to Isabella when she granted the title to all of her male-line descendants.

She attends Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte for her education and has since August 2013. Prince Christian also attends the school. At just 12, she doesn’t complete many official duties, but she does occasionally accompany her parents to events.

She was last seen on 16 April at Marselisborg Palace on the balcony to celebrate her grandmother, Queen Margrethe’s 79th birthday.

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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.