The Royal Denmark: Introducing the Royal Family

The royal family in Denmark is composed of the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II,  and her family. All the other members carry the title Prince and Princess including the Queen’s husband Henrik who is known as the Prince Consort.

Next in line from the Queen and Prince Consort is Crown Prince Frederik, the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort Henrik. Born in Copenhagen, Prince Frederik also known as the Count of Monzepat is the heir to the throne of Denmark.

Prince Frederik is named after his maternal grandfather Frederik IX. It’s a tradition in the Danish royal family to name the heir to the throne as Frederik or Christian. 

Frederik became Crown Prince of Denmark in January 1972 as his mother became the Queen. He completed a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Arhus and eventually served in the military since 1986 starting with The Royal Life Guard. Although Danish is their main dialect, Prince Frederik is also adept in speaking French, English and German. 

The Crown Prince is married to Crown Princess Mary, born in Hobart, Tasmania in Australia. She holds a degree in Commerce and Law from the University of Tasmania. During her school years, Mary was active in sports as well as in playing musical instruments such as the piano, flute and clarinet.

The two met in Sydney Australia during the time of the 2000 Summer Olympics, got engaged three years later and tied the knot a year after in May 2004 at the Copenhagen Cathedral.  The couple had their first child, a son, the following year and was christened with the name Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John. Today, the royal couple is blessed with two children with Princess Isabella as the youngest.

Apart from fulfilling his royal duties, Prince Frederik is also an active sports enthusiast. He is into running, sailing and is a member of various sports organizations. He has also won in several sailing competitions.

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