Prince Henrik
Count of Monpezat
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Prince Henrik in March 2016
Born (2009-05-04) 4 May 2009 (age 13)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Henrik Carl Joachim Alain
FatherPrince Joachim of Denmark
MotherMarie Cavallier

Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (Henrik Carl Joachim Alain; born 4 May 2009) is a member of the Danish royal family. He is the third and youngest son of Prince Joachim and the only son of his second wife, Princess Marie. Prince Henrik is ninth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.


Prince Henrik was born on 4 May 2009 at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen.[1] He has two older half-brothers from his father's first marriage, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, and a younger sister, Princess Athena.

As per Danish royal tradition, his names were not revealed until his christening, which took place on 26 July 2009 at Møgeltønder Church, where his older brother Felix was also christened.[2] At his christening, he received the names Henrik Carl Joachim Alain.[3] His godparents are his paternal aunt, the Crown Princess of Denmark; his maternal uncles, Charles Cavallier and Benjamin Grandet; his mother's lady-in-waiting, Britt Davidsen Siesbye; as well as family friend, Christian Scherfig.[4]

On 11 August 2015, he started school at Sct. Joseph Søstrenes Skole – a Catholic private school in Ordrup.[5] In 2019, when Henrik and his family moved to France, he enrolled at the private school EIB Monceau in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.[6]

Titles and styles

Henrik is styled as "His Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat".[7] In 2022, Queen Margethe II decided to strip the descendants of her son Joachim from their princely titles. From 1 January 2023, he will be known as "His Excellency Count Henrik of Monpezat".[8] All four grandchildren maintain their places in the order of succession.


  1. ^ The Danish Monarchy – A Prince is born Archived 5 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Date set for christening of Danish prince
  3. ^ Farfar og morfar i prinsens navn
  4. ^ "Faddere". Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  5. ^ Lille prins Henrik skal gå i katolsk privatskole
  6. ^ "Joachims nye liv i Paris: Prinsesse Marie fulgte børnene i skole". BT. 7 October 2019.
  7. ^ "His Highness Prince Henrik". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Changes in titles and forms of address in the Royal Family". Retrieved 28 September 2022.
Prince Henrik of Denmark (born 2009) Born: 4 May 2009 Lines of succession Preceded byPrince Felix of Denmark Line of succession to the Danish throne 9th position Succeeded byPrincess Athena of Denmark