Princess Isabella of Denmark

Princess Isabella
The Princess at her grandmother's 70th birthday celebrations, 16 April 2010
Full name
Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe
House House of Monpezat
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 21 April 2007 (2007-04-21) (age 4)
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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Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (born 21 April 2007), is a member of the Danish Royal Family. She is the daughter of Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary.

She is the fourth grandchild and oldest granddaughter of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. She is the first girl born into the Danish royal family since the birth of her grand-aunt, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, in 1946.

The Princess is third in line to the Danish throne, after her father and her older brother, Prince Christian. Until her name was announced at her christening, she was referred to as "Lillepigen" by her parents and the Danish media, an affectionate nickname meaning 'the little girl'.


The Princess was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 4:02pm. She was healthy with an apgar score of 10 (out of 10) after 1 minute. At birth, she weighed 3.35 kg (7.4 lb) and measured 50 cm (19.6 ins). At noon on 22 April, 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.

The infant Princess' birth coincided with the 60th anniversary of the ascension to the Danish throne of her great-grandfather, Frederick IX. She shares her birthday with third cousin-twice removed, Queen Elizabeth II.


Isabella's christening took place on 1 July 2007, at the chapel of Fredensborg Palace. She wore the same christening gown her older brother, Prince Christian, had worn at his christening the year before and that Glücksborg princes and princesses in the main line had worn since the christening of Christian X in 1870. Her name was announced as Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe. Her godparents are The Duchess of Brabant, Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, Nadine Johnston, Christian Buchwald, Peter Heering and Marie Louise Skeel.

She was named:

The princess accompanied her parents to New York on 17–21 September 2007 on a visit to promote Denmark's "Creative Nation" initiative, according to court spokeswoman Lis M. Frederiksen, because Crown Princess Mary was still breastfeeding Princess Isabella.

On 20 December 2007, as he had done the previous year for Prince Christian, Per Stig Møller, Denmark's Minister for Foreign Affairs, formally wrote and signed a hand-written document adding Princess Isabella as an official heir to the Danish throne in the line of succession. The princess's full name, dates of birth and christening, and the names of her godparents were recorded as dictated by the Royal Law of 1799.

Styles of
Princess Isabella of Denmark
National Coat of arms of Denmark.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Her official title in Danish is Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Isabella til Danmark, Komtesse af Monpezat


Princess Isabella of Denmark
Born: 21 April 2007
Danish royalty
Preceded by
Prince Christian of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
3rd position
Succeeded by
Prince Vincent of Denmark
Preceded by
Prince Vincent of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Princess Josephine of Denmark

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