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Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

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Prince Felix on his 9th birthday, July 22, 2011
Full name
Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Born 22 July 2002 (2002-07-22) (age 16)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Religion Lutheranism

Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian; born 22 July 2002), is the younger son of Prince Joachim of Denmark and his former wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.

As of April 2019, Prince Felix is eighth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Early life

Prince Felix was born at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) 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 Nebukadnesar.

He was christened in Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder on 4 October 2002 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. His names were revealed to be Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian.

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


Prince Felix attended pre-school at the Garnison Church in Copenhagen, and at age six, followed in the footsteps of his father, brother and uncle by attending Krebs School in Copenhagen.

Name and christening

Prince Felix was christened in Møgeltønder church on 4 October 2002. His godparents are Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Oscar Davidsen Siesby, Damian Sibley, his maternal aunt Martina Bent, and Annick Boel.

  • Felix is a name his parents liked, that means "Happy and Prosperous."
  • Henrik is after his paternal grandfather, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
  • Valdemar is a common royal Danish name; his father and his cousin, Prince Christian of Denmark, also have Waldemar/Valdemar as one of their names.
  • Christian is a common royal Danish name, as most Kings of Denmark are either Christian or Frederik; it could also be for one of his godparents, Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig.

Titles and styles


  • 22 July 2002 – 29 April 2008: His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark
  • 29 April 2008 – present: His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

His official title in Danish is Hans Højhed Prins Felix til Danmark, greve af Monpezat

Honors and decorations


  • Danish Flag 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
  • Danish Flag 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Danish Flag 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen


Ancestors of Prince Felix of Denmark
16. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
8. André de Laborde de Monpezat
17. Henriette Hallberg
4. Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
18. Maurice Doursenot
9. Renée Yvonne Doursenot
19. Marthe Gay
2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
20. Christian X of Denmark
10. Frederick IX of Denmark
21. Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Margrethe II of Denmark
22. Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
11. Ingrid of Sweden
23. Princess Margaret of Connaught
1. Prince Felix of Denmark
24. John Thomas Manley
12. William Thomas Manley
25. Mary Ho Li
6. Richard Nigel Manley
26. Omar Abdul Madar
13. Frances Blanche Madar
27. Sarah Shirazee
3. Alexandra Manley, Countess of Frederiksborg
7. Christa Maria Nowotny

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Prince Felix of Denmark
Born: 22 July 2002
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
8th position
Succeeded by
Prince Henrik of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
Danish Princes
The generations are numbered from the implementation of hereditary monarchy by Frederick III in 1660.
1st Generation
* Christian V * Prince Frederick * Prince George, Duke of Cumberland
2nd Generation
* Frederick IV * Prince Christian William * Prince Christian * Prince Charles * Prince William * Prince William, Duke of Gloucester * Prince George * Prince Charles
3rd Generation
* Prince Christian * Christian VI * Prince Frederik Charles * Prince George * Prince Frederik Christian * Prince Charles
4th Generation
Frederick V
5th Generation
* Prince Christian * Christian VII * Frederick, Hereditary Prince
6th Generation
* Frederick VI * Christian VIII * Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince
7th Generation
* Prince Christian * Prince Christian * Frederick VII
8th Generation
* Frederick VIII * George I of Greece * Prince Valdemar
9th Generation
Christian X Haakon VII of Norway Prince Harald Constantine I of Greece* Prince George* Prince Nicholas* Prince Andrew* Prince Christopher* Prince Gustav Prince Aage** Prince Axel Prince Erik** Prince Viggo**
10th Generation
Frederick IX Prince Knud Olav V of Norway Prince Gorm Prince Oluf** George II of Greece* Alexander of Greece* Paul of Greece* Philip, Duke of Edinburgh* Prince Michael* Prince Peter* Prince George Valdemar Prince Flemming Valdemar**
11th Generation
Henrik, Prince Consort*** • Prince Ingolf** • Prince Christian** • Constantine II of Greece*
12th Generation
Crown Prince FrederikPrince JoachimPavlos, Crown Prince of Greece* • Prince Nikolaos* • Prince Philippos*
13th Generation
Prince NikolaiPrince FelixPrince ChristianPrince HenrikPrince VincentPrince Constantine Alexios* • Prince Achileas-Andreas* • Prince Odysseas-Kimon* • Prince Aristidis-Stavros*
*also a prince of Greece
**lost his title due to an unequal marriage
***not a Danish prince by birth, but a royal prince consort