April 7th, 2017 || Yesterday, HRH Princess Marie was awarded the highest French honor at the French Embassy in Copenhagen by French Ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray. Marie was made a Grand Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honour, the second highest rank of the order. She joins the ranks of her mother and father-in-law, Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort Henrik, who are the Grand Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the Legion. Marie was joined by her husband, parents, brothers, and father-in-law for her big day.
Marie, like her father-in-law, is a French native and was awarded the order as a foreigner. In 2008, when she married Prince Joachim, Marie renounced her French citizenship in order to become a Princess of Denmark. The Princess said this was a huge honor for her and wanted to share it with her patronages, family, and staff.
Happy 8th birthday to the Lille Prince Henrik of Denmark!
HH Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, was born on May 4th, 2009 at the Copenhagen University Hospital. He is the third and youngest son of Prince Joachim and the only son and first child of his second wife, Princess Marie.
As with his brothers and cousins, his names were not revealed until his christening, which took place on 26 July 2009 at the Møgeltønder Church. At his christening he was named Henrik Carl Joachim Alain after his paternal grandfather; his father and his maternal grandfather. Henrik’s second name, Carl, is possibly after his last surviving great-granduncle, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916-2012), who attended his christening.
His godparents are the Crown Princess of Denmark (paternal aunt), Charles Cavallier and Benjamin Grandet (maternal uncles) Britt Davidsen Siesbye and Christian Scherfig.
On 11 August 2015, he started school at St. Joseph Søstrenes Skole – a Catholic private school in Ordrup.
As of May 2017, Henrik is ninth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.
King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid with Grandchildren. : Crownprince Frederik Crawling, prince Gustav of Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg in Queen Ingrid´s lap, Prince Pavlos of Greece siting at the far left, Princess Alexia with brother, prince Nicolaos in her lap and baby prince Joachim of Denmark. Late 69, early 1970.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark greeting Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their four children at the opening of the Danish Pavillion at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Olympics
12/25/2014: Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik and their four children hosted a Christmas party in the Chancellery on Christmas Day. Approximately 40 guests attended the party including Princess Marie, Prince Joachim and their children.
On 9th April 2016, Prince Joachim of Denmark together with his wife and children Princess Marie, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena visited the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken in the north of Copenhagen, Denmark.