Frederik of Denmark


May 22, 2022

Frederik til Danmark (Frederik André Henrik Christian) (born 26 May 1968 in Copenhagen) is the Crown Prince of Denmark. He is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik. He is the older brother of Prince Joachim, who was born just twelve months later. Frederik has the title Crown Prince of Denmark, which also indicates the right of inheritance to the throne. Crown Prince Frederik is educated at Aarhus University, and also has an extensive military education. On October 8, 2003, Crown Prince Frederik became engaged to Australian Mary Donaldson, whom he had met during the Summer Olympics in Sydney in 2000. The wedding took place in Our Lady's Church in Copenhagen on May 14, 2004. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess had their first child, Prince Christian, on 15 October 2005. On 21 April 2007, they had their second child, Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe. On January 8, 2011, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess had twins, a boy and a girl. The twin children are named Vincent and Josephine. As descendants of Sophia of Hanover, Crown Prince Frederik also has the right to inherit the British throne, but is far down the list. In 1990, Frederik was awarded the Grand Cross by the Order of St. Olav.

Den danske kongerekken

The Danish royal line has been dominated since Huset Oldenburg ascended the throne in the 15th century by rulers named Christian or Frederik. The first in this series was Christian I (1448-81), who was succeeded by Hans I (1481-1513), Christian II (1513-23), Frederik I (1523-33) and Christian III (1534-59). Until the current regent, Margrethe II (1972-), there has been an "imbalance" between the regent number of Christian and Frederik, as Christian N has been succeeded by Frederik N-1, while Frederik N has been succeeded by Christian N + 2. Crown Prince Frederik, if he becomes king, will take the royal name Frederik X (Frederik X in Denmark), which is the same regent number as Margrethe's grandfather, Christian X, the last king by this name, and who was succeeded by Frederik IX. This will mean that at the next change of king, presumably at Frederik's death, Frederik N will be succeeded by Christian N + 1.


Crown Prince Frederik holds a number of Danish and foreign orders and awards:



External links

(da) Official website (en) Official Website (en) Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark - category of images, video or audio on Commons (en) Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark - gallery of images, video or audio on Commons (en) Frederik av Danmark on the Internet Movie Database (en) Frederik av Danmark hos The Peerage (en) Frederik av Danmark - Olympedia