Prince of Denmark
Count of Monpezat

Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
Born 28 August 1999 (age 20)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Religion Lutheranism
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Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik; born 28 August 1999), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the elder son of Prince Joachim and his former wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.

As of July 2020, Prince Nikolai is seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father.

Early life

Prince Nikolai was born at the Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) in Copenhagen on 28 August 1999. Prince Nikolai is the oldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent, as he is a great-great-grandson of Mary Ho Li from Guangdong, China.

He has 3 younger siblings: one full brother, Prince Felix, one half-brother, Prince Henrik and one half-sister, Princess Athena.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra had joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.

Christening and names

Main article: Christening of Prince Nikolai of Denmark

He was christened in the chapel of Fredensborg Palace on 6 November 1999 by the royal vicar, Christian Thodberg. At the christening the musical work Lys på din vej composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was performed for the first time.[1]

His godparents are his paternal uncle, The Crown Prince of Denmark; The Earl of Wessex, Peter Steentrup, his maternal aunt, Nicola Baird; and Camilla Flint.

He was named:

  • Nikolai: is after his maternal aunt and one of his godmothers, Nicola Baird.
  • William: is after his maternal great-grandfather, William Manley.
  • Alexander: is after his mother, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
  • Frederik: is a common name for Danish Kings, and is also the name of his uncle and one of his godfathers, Crown Prince Frederik.


Nikolai was confirmed on Saturday, 18 May 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.[2]

Education and career

In 2014, Prince Nikolai finished ninth grade, and therefore his schooling at Krebs School in Copenhagen which his father and uncle both attended. After the summer holidays of 2014, Prince Nikolai attended 10th grade in Herlufsholm School at Næstved and after received his upper secondary education there as well.[3]

In 2018, it was reported that he was working as a fashion model. He debuted at the 2018 London Fashion Week. On August 28, 2017, many members of the royal family met on the HDMY Dannebrog to celebrate Nikolai's 18th birthday.

He has been admitted to Hærens Sergentskole in Varde, where he will have a two-year education as a reserve officer.[4]

Personal life

Nikolai is currently in a relationship with Benedikte Thoustrup.[5]

Titles and styles


  • 28 August 1999 – 29 April 2008: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark
  • 29 April 2008 – present: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

His official title in Danish is Hans Højhed Prins Nikolai 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 Nikolai 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 Nikolai 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


  1. Barnedåb - Prins Nikolai (in Danish)
  2. H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation. Website of the Danish Royal House
  3. Prins Nikolai skal på kostskole.
  4. Prins Nikolai optaget på militær uddannelse TV2 Hentet 6. maj 2018
  5. Nikolai presenterar flickvännen för kungafamiljen
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