Princess Josephine of Denmark

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Princess Josephine
Countess of Monpezat
Vincent and Josephine.jpg
Vincent and Josephine in January 2012
Born (2011-01-08) 8 January 2011 (age 8)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full name
Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
FatherFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
MotherMary Donaldson

Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat[1] (Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda; born 8 January 2011), is the fourth and youngest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and the seventh grandchild of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and the late Prince Henrik. She is the twin sister of Prince Vincent. Josephine is fifth in line to the Danish throne, after her father and older siblings, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and her elder twin brother.

Birth and early life[edit]

Gun salute being fired from Kronborg Castle to mark the birth of Josephine.

Josephine was born at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, in Copenhagen, at 10:56 am local time, 26 minutes after her twin brother.[2][3]

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's name was announced as Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. Her godparents are Princess Marie of Denmark (paternal aunt), Patricia Bailey (maternal aunt), Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk, and Crown Princess Mary's Australian friend, Josephine Rechner.[4]

On 3 August 2014, during the family's official visit to Greenland, Josephine, her parents and siblings, took part in a tree planting in Qaqortoq's new poplar grove, Ivalos og Miniks Poppellund, named after Josephine and her brother who are known by their Greenlandic middle names in Greenland.[5][6]

On 15 August 2017, Josephine and her twin brother started school at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte – the same public school as her older siblings.

Titles and styles[edit]

Josephine is styled as Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat.[7]


  1. ^ Kongehuset – Aktuelt – Nyheder Archived 19 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (21 May 2010). Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  2. ^ TRH The Crown Prince Couple – A Prince and a Princess are born Archived 11 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (8 January 2011). Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  3. ^ TV 2 Nyhederne – Live Archived 17 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 15 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Godfathers and Godmothers to the Prince and Princess". 14 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  5. ^ "TRÆPLANTNING I QAQORTOQ". 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Billedgalleri fra Qaqortoq: Kronprinsfamilien fik træer". 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Her Royal Highness Princess Josephine". Danish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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Princess Josephine of Denmark
Born: 8 January 2011
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Vincent of Denmark
Line of succession to the Danish throne
5th position
Succeeded by
Prince Joachim of Denmark
Preceded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria