Princess Josephine

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Josephine (left), Vincent (right)

Full name

Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 8 January 2011 ( 7 years old)(2011-01-08) Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Birth: The princess was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 10:52 am local time, 26 minutes after her twin brother. At birth, she weighed 2.55 kg (5.6 lb) and measured 46 cm (18.1 ins). She was healthy with an apgar score of 10 (out of 10) after 1 minute.Edit

At noon on 8 January, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg Castle in North Zealand to mark the arrival of a royal child.


Josephine and Vincent were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. The Princess' name was announced as Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. Her godparents are Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, her maternal aunt, Patricia Bailey, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk and Crown Princess Mary's Australian friend, Josephine Rechner.

She was named:

  • Josephine, a popular Danish name (normally spelled Josefine) meaning "Jehovah increases" shared with her godmother, Josephine Rechner and her ancestress Josephine of Leuchtenberg
  • Sophia, from the Greek meaning "wisdom"; commonly spelled Sofie in Danish
  • Ivalo, a Greenlandic name meaning "tendon, thread, sinew."
  • Mathilda, An old german name, revived in Australia which means "mighty in battle"

Titles, styles, honours and armsEdit


  • 8 January 2011 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat

Her official title in Danish is Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Josephine til Danmark, Komtesse af Monpezat