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Royal Danish House releases photos for Prince Henrik’s ninth birthday

Yesterday to mark His Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark’s ninth birthday, the Royal Danish House, as per tradition, released two new photos of the Prince. They were taken by Keld Navntoft at an unknown location. Henrik is the son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark.

The young royal, who was named after his grandfather, Prince Henrik who died in February of this year, is seen in red trousers, red and blue tie, and navy jacket. He is posed solo on the steps in one picture, but in the other, he is seated beside his six-year-old sister, Princess Athena.

Prince Henrik’s 9th birthday photo. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Kongehuset

Henrik has two older half-brothers, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix from his father, Prince Joachim’s first marriage to Countess Alexandra.

He was born on 4 May 2009 at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Following Danish royal tradition, his names were not revealed until his christening on 26 July 2009 at the Møgeltønder Church. His full name is Henrik Carl Joachim Alain; his first name is from his paternal grandfather while the name Joachim comes from his father and Alain from his maternal grandfather.

His complete title is His Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat; he ranks ninth in line to the succession of the Danish throne behind his uncle, Crown Prince Frederik and his four children, his father and older brothers.

Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Kongehuset

Prince Henrik currently attends the Catholic private school Sct. Joseph Søstrenes Skole (St Joseph’s Sisters School) in Ordrup where he began in the autumn of 2015. Princess Athena started school there in the autumn of 2017.

The Prince was last seen with his parents, younger sister and older brother, Felix at the opening of Legoland for the season for its 50th anniversary in March.

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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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.