Prince Nikolai of Denmark

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Prince Nikolai
Count of Monpezat
Born (1999-08-28) 28 August 1999 (age 21)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
FatherPrince Joachim of Denmark
MotherAlexandra Manley

Prince Nikolai of Denmark (Nikolai William Alexander Frederik; born 28 August 1999) is a member of the Danish royal family. He is the elder son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. He is currently seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father.


Prince Nikolai was born at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen on 28 August 1999. Prince Nikolai is the oldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik. In addition, the prince is of Chinese descent.[1] He was christened in the chapel of the Fredensborg Palace on 6 November 1999 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. At the christening the musical work Lys på din vej, composed by Frederik Magle and dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was performed for the first time.[2]

His godparents are the Crown Prince of Denmark (paternal uncle), Nicola Baird (maternal aunt), the Earl of Wessex, Peter Steenstrup, and Camilla Flint.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra had joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.[3][4] The official Danish royal website states: "Prins Joachim og Alexandra grevinde af Frederiksborg har efter skilsmissen fælles forældremyndighed over Prins Nikolai og Prins Felix." This translates to: "Prince Joachim and Alexandra Countess of Frederiksborg will have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix after their divorce."[5]

Like his father and uncle, Nikolai attended Krebs School in Copenhagen. In 2014, he attended 10th grade in Herlufsholm School at Næstved and after received his upper secondary education there as well.[6]

Nikolai was confirmed on Saturday, 18 May 2013 in Fredensborg Palace Church in the presence of his immediate family and all his godparents.[7]

In May, 2018, it was announced that Prince Nikolai was dating Sydbank president's eldest daughter, Benedikte Thoustrup.

In 2018, it was reported that he was working as a fashion model. He debuted at the 2018 London Fashion Week.[8] On 28 August 2017, many members of the royal family met on HDMY Dannebrog to celebrate Nikolai's 18th birthday.[9]

He has been admitted to Hærens Sergentskole in Varde, but left the school 2 months later for personal reasons.[10]

In July 2019, he was admitted to Copenhagen Business School to study the Bachelor in Business Administration and Service Management.[11]

Titles and styles[edit]

Nikolai is styled as "His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat". He has been Prince of Denmark since birth and Count of Monpezat since 29 April 2008, when Queen Margrethe granted the title to her male-line descendants.[12]


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  2. ^ Danmarks Radio, Bonanza. "Barnedåb - Prins Nikolai" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Børnene bliver hos Alexandra BT Royale -". 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Joachim og Alexandra skal skilles Indland DR". 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "H.H. Prins Nikolai Kongehuset". 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Prins Nikolai skal på kostskole". (in Danish). 17 June 2014.
  7. ^ "H.H. Prins Nikolais konfirmation". Website of the Danish Royal House (in Danish). 18 May 2013.
  8. ^ Berlingske, 19. februar 2018: Prins Nikolai var model på catwalken under modeuge i London (in Danish)
  9. ^ "Prince Nikolai of Denmark Celebrates his 18th Birthday At The Royal Ship Dannebrog on August 28, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark". Royal Family Around the World. blogspot. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  10. ^ Prins Nikolai optaget på militær uddannelse TV2 Hentet 6. maj 2018
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  12. ^ "His Highness Prince Nikolai". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Born: 28 August 1999
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Joachim of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
7th position
Succeeded by
Prince Felix of Denmark