Prince Nikolai
Full name
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
Father Prince Joachim of Denmark
Mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg
Born 28 August 1999 (1999-08-28) (age 19)

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish princeEdit

Prince Nikolai was born at the Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Prince Nikolai is the oldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra had joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. Nikolai attends Krebs School in Copenhagen, following in the footsteps of his father and uncle.

As of November 2011, Prince Nikolai is seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Name and christeningEdit

Prince Nikolai was christened in chapel of 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, dedicated to Prince Nikolai, was given its first performance.

His godparents are his paternal uncle, The Crown Prince of Denmark; The Earl of Wessex, Peter Steentrup, his maternal aunt, Nicola Baird; and Camilla Flint.

  • Nikolai: is after his maternal aunt and one of his godmothers, Nicola Baird.
  • William: is after his maternal great-grandfather, William Manley.
  • Alexander: is after his mother, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.
  • Frederik: is a common name for Danish Kings, and is also the name of his uncle and one of his godfathers, Crown Prince Frederik.

Titles, styles and armsEdit

Honours and decorationsEdit

  • Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen


  • 28 August 1999 – 29 April 2008: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark
  • 29 April 2008 – present: His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

His official title in Danish is Hans Højhed Prins Nikolai til Danmark, Greve af Monpezat