Prince Felix of Denmark

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Prince Felix
Count of Monpezat
Indvielse af Ninjago World - Prins Felix.jpg
Prince Felix in March 2016
Born (2002-07-22) 22 July 2002 (age 20)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Names
Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian
FatherPrince Joachim of Denmark
MotherAlexandra Manley

Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian; born 22 July 2002) is a member of the Danish royal family. He is the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. Felix is currently eighth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Biography[edit]

Felix was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen as a Prince of Denmark on 22 July 2002. When his father met the press following the birth, he joked that the baby could be named anything from Ib to Nebuchadnezzar.[1]

He was christened in Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder on 4 October 2002 by the Danish Chaplain-in-Ordinary, Christian Thodberg. His names were revealed to be Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian. His godparents are his maternal aunt, Martina Bent; and friends of his parents, Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Oscar Davidsen Siesbye, Damian Sibley and Annick Boel. At the christening, the musical work Dåbens Pagt composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Felix, saw its inaugural performance.[2]

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra shared joint custody of Felix and his older brother, Prince Nikolai.

Felix attended pre-school at the Garnison Church in Copenhagen, and at age six, followed in the footsteps of his father, brother and uncle at Krebs School in Østerbro.[3] In 2018, Felix began his secondary education at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium, making him the first member of the Danish royal family to attend a non-private upper secondary school.[4]

In 2021, the Danish court confirmed that Felix had passed his entry exam to the Royal Danish Military Academy.[5] In October 2022, Felix left his (2 year long) Army's Lieutenant Training, which he had begun in August, at the Gardehus Barracks in Slagelse, south-west of Copenhagen. He then started modelling with luxury jeweller Georg Jensen.[6]

Titles and styles[edit]

Originally known as "His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark", Felix assumed the style "His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat" on 29 April 2008.[7] In 2022, Queen Margethe II decided to strip the descendants of her son Joachim of their princely styles. From 1 January 2023, he will be known as "His Excellency Count Felix of Monpezat".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nyfødt prins er nummer fire til tronen
  2. ^ Danmarks Radio, Bonanza. "Barnedåb - Prins Felix". Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  3. ^ Prince Felix prepares to start school as he turns 6
  4. ^ "Prins Felix går sin egen vej: Her skal han i gymnasiet". Berlingske Tidende. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ Billed Bladet. "Prins Felix optaget på særlig uddannelse". Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ Oliveri, Natalie. "Prince Felix of Denmark begins new career as a model, just like his brother". honey.nine.com.au. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  7. ^ "His Highness Prince Felix". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Changes in titles and forms of address in the Royal Family". www.kongehuset.dk. Retrieved 28 September 2022.

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Prince Felix of Denmark
Born: 22 July 2002
Lines of succession
Preceded by Line of succession to the Danish throne
8th position
Succeeded by