| Prince of Denmark|
Count of Monpezat
|Nikolai William Alexander Frederik|
|Born|| 28 August 1999 (age 20) |
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Father||Prince Joachim of Denmark|
|Mother||Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nikolai is currently in a relationship with Benedikte Thoustrup.
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
- 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 Nikolai of Denmark|
- ↑ Barnedåb - Prins Nikolai (in Danish)
- ↑ H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation. Website of the Danish Royal House
- ↑ Prins Nikolai skal på kostskole. TV2.dk
- ↑ Prins Nikolai optaget på militær uddannelse TV2 Hentet 6. maj 2018
- ↑ Nikolai presenterar flickvännen för kungafamiljen