Prince Vincent of Denmark

Prince Vincent
Full name
Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander
House House of Monpezat
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 8 January 2011(2011-01-08) (&&&&&&&&&&&&01805 months 29 days)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Royal Family
Royal Coat of Arms of Denmark.svg

HM The Queen
HRH The Prince Consort


HRH Princess Benedikte
HM The Queen of the Hellenes


HH Princess Elisabeth


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Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (born 8 January 2011), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. He is the third child and youngest son of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary. He is also the sixth grandchild and youngest grandson of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. He is the fraternal twin of Princess Josephine of Denmark.

The Prince is fourth in line to the Danish throne, after his father, older brother Prince Christian and older sister, Princess Isabella.

Birth

The Prince was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 10:30 am local time, 26 minutes before his twin sister. At birth, he weighed 2.67 kg (5.8 lb) and measured 47 cm (18.5 ins) He was healthy with an apgar score of 10 (out of 10) after 1 minute. Shortly after the birth, while speaking to the press, the Crown Prince joked about calling his newborn son Elvis, as the twins share a birthday with the "King of Rock and Roll"

At noon on 8 January, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg Castle in North Zealand to mark the arrival of a royal child.

In 2009, the Danish constitution was altered, granting absolute primogeniture to the Danish throne, meaning that the eldest child, regardless of gender, takes precedence in the line of succession. Under the old system of male-preference primogeniture, Vincent would have displaced his elder sister Isabella in the line of succession; with the new law, he comes directly after her instead. As a descendant of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, the Prince is also in the line of succession to the throne of each of the sixteen Commonwealth Realm, where he does take precedence over Isabella, because those Realms follow the custom of male-preference primogeniture.

Christening

Vincent and his sister were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. His name was announced as Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander. His godparents are his maternal uncle, John Stuart Donaldson, Felipe, Prince of Asturias, Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott and Caroline Heering.

He was named:

Styles of
Prince Vincent of Denmark
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Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Title

His official title in Danish is Hans Kongelige Højhed Prins Vincent til Danmark, Greve af Monpezat

Ancestry

Prince Vincent of Denmark
Born: 8 January 2011
Danish royalty
Preceded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
4th position
Succeeded by
Princess Josephine of Denmark
Preceded by
Prince Christian of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark

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