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Two new photos released for Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 12th birthday

Two new photographs of Prince Henrik of Denmark were released yesterday by the Royal House to mark his 12th birthday.

Taken by his mother, Princess Marie, the images feature the young royal wearing a shirt with designs of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre in Paris. The photos were taken in France, where the Prince celebrated his birthday yesterday.

Prince Henrik lives in Paris with his family where his father is currently working as a Military Attaché at the Danish Embassy in the French capital.

His Highness Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain was born on 4 May 2009 in Copenhangen’s Rigshospitalet as the first child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. He has two older half-brothers from his father’s first marriage to Countess Alexandra: Princes Nikolai, 21, and Felix, 18. He has one younger sister, Princess Athena, 9.

Prince Henrik was named after his paternal grandfather, the late Prince Consort, Henrik, who died in 2018. His middle names Joachim and Alain come from his father and maternal grandfather, respectively.

Before moving to France, Henrik attended the private Catholic school Sct. Joseph Søstrenes Skole in Ordrup, Denmark.

As Queen Margrethe’s grandson, Henrik is ninth in the Danish line of succession.

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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.