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Proud mum and dad, Frederik and Mary, share special childhood album of Prince Christian on eve of milestone birthday

Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian before the Euro 2020 semi final at Wembley

On the eve of his milestone birthday, Prince Christian’s proud parents have shared a digital photo album from the young prince’s early life on the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram account.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary shared a carousel of images of their son growing up, captioning it: “From child to adult. Seen from the parents’ camera roll.”

Among the photos are sweet family candid photos, like Prince Christian with his father and grandmother, Queen Margrethe, captioned “three generations” and two photos of Prince Christian with “Grandpapa” John and “Morfar” Henrik.

The sporty young prince is on display in a photo of him and his father in the summer of 2010 “on the way to tennis,” where the five-year-old is carrying an adult-sized tennis racket bag; and pictures of him at the London 2012 Summer Olympics alongside his family.

Milestone photos include his first birthday and first Christmas Eve, and a snap from 2012 of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine with the family.

Various photos of Prince Christian on tour around the world, including a family photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, candid pictures from trips around Denmark, and a cute photo of the young prince and his little sister Princess Isabella “down under” in Australia cuddling a koala and feeding kangaroos also make the photo album.

The carousel ends with newer pictures of Prince Christian labelled “On the way to 18 years old.”

Tomorrow, Prince Christian celebrates his 18th birthday with a day filled with special events. At noon he will appear on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg with his family, and in the evening, his grandmother will host a gala dinner for the family, dignitaries, foreign royals, and other 18-year-olds from around the Danish Commonwealth of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Foreign royals confirmed to attend include Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle of Sweden; Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway; Princess Elisabeth of Belgium; and reportedly Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands.

About author

Jess Ilse is the Assistant Editor at Royal Central. She specialises in the British, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Royal Families and has been following royalty since Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Jess has provided commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Jess works in communications and her debut novel THE MAJESTIC SISTERS will publish in Fall 2024.