| Prince of Denmark|
Count of Monpezat
|Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian|
|Born|| 22 July 2002 (age 17) |
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Father||Prince Joachim of Denmark|
|Mother||Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg|
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.
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. In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent, as his mother is a great-granddaughter of Mary Ho Li from Guangdong, China.
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.
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. His confirmation took place exactly 62 years after his grandmother’s.
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.
Since August 2018 he is a student of Gammel Holte High School.
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
- 11 June 2009: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort
- 16 April 2010: Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
- 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
|Ancestors of Prince Felix of Denmark|
Prince Felix of DenmarkBorn: 22 July 2002
|Lines of succession|
Prince Nikolai of Denmark
|Line of succession to the Danish throne|
| Succeeded by|
Prince Henrik of Denmark
|Line of succession to the British throne|
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
- ↑ Nyfødt prins er nummer fire til tronen. Kristeligt Dagblad
- ↑ About Mary Ho Li, Genealogy
- ↑ Prince Joachim of Denmark and ex-wife Countess Alexandra reunite for Prince Felix's confirmation. HELLO!
- ↑ Prince Felix confirmed into the Church of Denmark. Royal Central
- ↑ Prince Felix’s Confirmation. The Royal Watcher
- ↑ Prince Felix’s last day at Krebs’ Skole Princess Marie's Closet