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Christening of the Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark
Today, 14 April 2011, the christening of the in January born twin children of TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took place. The names were kept hidden until said aloud by the Crown Prince (little Prince) and Crown Princess (little Princess) in the church. The little Prince was named Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and the little Princess was named Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda.
The godparents of Prince Vincent are John Stuart Donaldson, HRH the Prince of Asturias, Prince Felipe of Spain, HSH Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott and Caroline Heering.
The godparents of Princess Josephine are HRH Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, HRH the Duke of Castro, Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Patricia Bailey, Lensgreve Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk and Josephine Rechner.
The christening took place in the Holmens Church in Copenhagen, the same church where father, Crown Prince Frederik, was christened, and where grandmother, Queen Margrethe, then Princess Margrethe, married the Prince-Consort.
The Crown Prince carried his youngest son while the Crown Princess carried her youngest daughter.
The little Prince wore the christening robe earlier used by among others his older brother and sister, while the little Princess a dress wore that once belonged to HM the late Queen Ingrid of Denmarak, born Princess of Sweden, but has never been used.
The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 (Prince) and 10:56 (Princess), at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and joined older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and older sister, Princess Isabella, born April 21, 2007.
Like their older brother and sister, Vincent and Josephine are titled Prince/Princess to Denmark and Count/Countess of Monpezat with the style of Royal Highness, and they follow them in line to succession to the Danish throne.
Pictures from PPE can be found HERE.
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Guestlist: (Royals, Nobles & other family members)
- TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, with their children, HRH Prince Christian, HRH Princess Isabella, HRH Prince Vincent and HRH Princess Josephine.
- HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik, the Prince-Consort of Denmark.
- TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, with their son and the other sons of Prince Joachim, HH Prince Nikolai, HH Prince Felix and HH Prince Henrik of Denmark.
- HSH Fürst Richard and HRH Fürstin Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Princess of Denmark.
- HSH Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Carina Axelsson.
- HM Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess of Denmark.
- TRH Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark.
- TRH the Duke and Duchess of Castro, Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
- Professor John and Susan Donaldson.
- John Stuart Donaldson.
- Patricia Bailey.
- Catherine Murray.
- Lensgrevinde Bente Bernstorff-Gyldensteen.
- Count Ditlev Erik and Countess Jean Merete Ahlefeldt-Laurvig.
- Count Michael and Countess Caroline Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille.
- Baron Otto and Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott.
- Count Valdemar of Rosenborg.
- Countess Marina of Rosenborg.
- Lensgreve Bendt and Lensgrevinde Pernille Wedell.
- Baron Ditlev and Baroness Dorte BWedell-Wedellsborg.
- Baron Johan and Baroness Rebecca Alexandra Wedell-Wedellsborg.
- Baron Henrik and Baroness .. Wedell-Wedellsborg.
- Nina Louise Wedell-Wedellsborg.