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Felix
Prince of Denmark
Count of Monpezat

Full name
Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian
Born 22 July 2002 (age 17)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Religion Lutheranism
Danish Royal Family
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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 July 2020, 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.[1] In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent, as his mother is a great-granddaughter of Mary Ho Li from Guangdong, China.[2]

He has one older brother, Prince Nikolai, one younger half-brother, Prince Henrik and one younger half-sister, Princess Athena.

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

Name and christening

See also: Christening of Prince Felix of Denmark

Prince Felix was christened in Møgeltønder church on 4 October 2002 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. At the christening the musical work Dåbens Pagt composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Felix, was given its first performance.

His godparents are Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Oscar Davidsen Siesby, Damian Sibley, his maternal aunt Martina Bent, and Annick Boel.

His names were revealed to be Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian.

  • 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.

Confirmation

Felix was confirmed into the Church of Denmark on Saturday, 1 April 2017 in Fredensborg Palace Church with Royal Chaplain, Erik Norman Svendsen leading the service in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.[3] His confirmation took place exactly 62 years after his grandmother’s.[4][5]

Education

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. He officially finished his studies at Krebs’ Skole on 30 June 2018.[6]

Since August 2018 he is a student of Gammel Holte High School.

Titles and styles

Titles

  • 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

Medals

  • 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

Ancestry

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

External links

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
King Christian V* • Prince Frederick* • Prince George, Duke of Cumberland*+
2nd Generation
King Frederick IV* • Prince Christian William* • Prince Christian* • Prince Charles* • Prince William* • Prince William, Duke of Gloucester* • Prince George* • Prince Charles*
3rd Generation
Prince Christian* • King Christian VI* • Prince Frederik Charles* • Prince George* • Prince Frederik Christian* • Prince Charles*
4th Generation
King Frederick V*
5th Generation
Prince Christian* • King Christian VII* • Hereditary Prince Frederick*
6th Generation
King Frederick VI* • King Christian VIII* • Hereditary Prince Ferdinand*
7th Generation
Prince Christian* • Prince Christian* • King Frederick VII* • King Christian IX++
8th Generation
King Frederick VIII++ • King George I of Greece++ • Prince Valdemar
9th Generation
King Christian XKing Haakon VII of NorwayPrince HaraldPrince GustavKing Constantine I of Greece** • Prince George** • Prince Nicholas** • Prince Andrew** • Prince Christopher** • Prince AagePrince AxelPrince ErikPrince Viggo
10th Generation
King Frederick IX*** • Hereditary Prince Knud*** • King Olav V of Norway* • Prince GormPrince OlufKing George II of Greece** • King Alexander I of Greece** • King Paul I of Greece** • Prince Peter** • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh**+ • Prince Michael** • Prince George ValdemarPrince Flemming Valdemar
11th Generation
Prince Henrik++ • Prince Ingolf*** • Prince Christian*** •King Constantine II of Greece**
12th Generation
Crown Prince FrederikPrince JoachimPavlos, Crown Prince of Greece** • Prince Nikolaos** • Prince Philippos**
13th Generation
Prince ChristianPrince VincentPrince NikolaiPrince FelixPrince HenrikPrince Constantine Alexios** • Prince Achileas-Andreas** • Prince Odysseas-Kimon** • Prince Aristidis-Stavros**
*Also prince of Norway
**Also prince of Greece
***Also prince of Iceland
+Also prince of The Kingdom of Great Britain / The United Kingdom
++Not Danish prince by birth, but created prince of Denmark
Princes that lost their title following an unequal marriage are shown in italics


References

  1. Nyfødt prins er nummer fire til tronen. Kristeligt Dagblad
  2. About Mary Ho Li, Genealogy
  3. Prince Joachim of Denmark and ex-wife Countess Alexandra reunite for Prince Felix's confirmation. HELLO!
  4. Prince Felix confirmed into the Church of Denmark. Royal Central
  5. Prince Felix’s Confirmation. The Royal Watcher
  6. Prince Felix’s last day at Krebs’ Skole Princess Marie's Closet
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