The Danish royal family recently commemorated the 18th birthday of Prince Christian with a glamorous gala dinner held at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. This special occasion brought together members of various European monarchies, who joined Queen Margrethe in honoring her grandson and future king. Throughout the evening, the Danish royal family’s social media channels shared photographs and videos capturing the festivities, including Prince Christian’s speech and a remarkable performance by Danish rock star Benjamin Hav and his band, The Family.
Following the gala dinner, the palace released a series of awe-inspiring official portraits showcasing Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and their family. Shot by the talented photographer Dennis Stenild, the photos feature the family-of-six posing on and in front of an opulent gold and marble staircase. Crown Prince Frederik, aged 55, looked dashing in his military uniform, while his sons Prince Christian and Prince Vincent appeared smart in their tuxedos. Crown Princess Mary, 51, stunned in a blue glittery gown designed by Jesper Høvring, accompanied by her wedding tiara. Princess Isabella complemented her mother’s elegance with a deep purple dress created by Safiyaa. Meanwhile, Princess Josephine exuded charm in a navy blue off-the-shoulder jumpsuit by Jesper Høvring, completing her ensemble with statement gold heels.
The official portraits capture the spirit of unity and joy within the Danish royal family. In one image, they can be seen smiling and laughing as they descend the staircase together, exuding warmth and happiness. Another photo captures a more formal pose with all family members standing side by side. Two additional portraits feature Prince Christian portrayed alongside his proud parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. On the day of his birthday, Queen Margrethe bestowed upon him the prestigious Order of the Elephant, which he proudly displayed on a blue sash.
In accordance with tradition, the Danish royal palace also released individual portraits of Prince Christian to commemorate this significant milestone. These intimate portraits serve as a documentation of his growth and journey as a member of the royal family. Each snapshot of Prince Christian tells a unique story, encapsulating the essence of his personality and the importance of this momentous occasion.
The gala dinner was graced by the presence of esteemed guests from European monarchies. Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth, The Netherlands’ Princess Catharina Amalia, Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra, and Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle were among the notable attendees. Prince Joachim, Crown Prince Frederik’s younger brother, and Princess Marie were also present, along with their children, Count Henrik and Countess Athena. Completing the gathering were Prince Joachim’s sons from his first marriage, Count Nikolai and Count Felix.
Prince Christian’s royal journey began on October 15, 2005, when he was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University hospital. A month later, he was baptized at Christiansborg Palace Chapel in a splendid ceremony. His godparents include his paternal uncle, Prince Joachim, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. As the firstborn of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian holds the significant position of second-in-line to the Danish throne.
The Danish royal family celebrated Prince Christian’s 18th birthday in grand style. The official portraits captured the elegance and togetherness of the family, showcasing their impeccable sense of style and unity. This milestone celebration brought together European royalty, solidifying the importance of this occasion within the international monarchy community. Prince Christian’s journey as a member of the Danish royal family officially continues, and his future responsibilities as a future king now await him.