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Prince Vincent
Count of Monpezat

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Vincent in 2016
Full name
Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander
House Monpezat
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 8 January 2011 (2011-01-08) (age 6)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Religion Church of Denmark
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Biography



Prince Vincent of Denmark (Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander; born 8 January 2011), is the third and younger son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and the sixth grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Henrik, Prince of Denmark.

Vincent is fourth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Early Life

Birth

See Birth of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark

Vincent was born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, at 10:30 am on 8 January 2011. He was born 26 minutes before his twin sister, Princess Josephine. 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, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg to mark the arrival of a royal child.

Vincent has two older siblings: Prince Christian (2005) and Princess Isabella (2007), and one younger sibling: Princess Josephine.

Line of Succession

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.

As a descendant of Queen Victoria, Vincent is also in the line of succession to the British throne (and the thrones of the other Commonwealth realms), where he does take precedence over Isabella, because those realms followed the custom of male-preference primogeniture at the time of his birth and only affected those in line born after 28 October 2011.

Christening

See Christening of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark

Vincent and Josephine were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. Per Danish tradition, the prince's name was announced for the first time as Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander.

His godparents are John Stuart Donaldson, Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Felipe VI of Spain (then Prince of Asturias), Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, and Caroline Heering.

Public Life

On 3 August 2014, during the family's official visit to Greenland, Vincent, along with his parents and siblings, took part in a tree planting in Qaqortoq's new poplar grove, Ivalos og Miniks Poppellund, named after Vincent and his sister, who are known by their Greenlandic middle names in Greenland.

Titles, Styles, and Honours

Titles and Styles

Honours

Medals
  • Denmark 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Denmark 16 April 2015: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen

External Links

Prince Vincent of Denmark
Born: 8 January 2011
Lines of succession
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
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Template:Danish princes

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