Friday, January 8, 2021

Vincent and Josephine: The Danish Twins Turn Ten!

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark.
Photograph (c) Franne Voigt.

On 8 January 2011, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik welcomed the arrival of their youngest two children: twins, a girl and a boy. Today, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark celebrate their tenth birthday. The twins joined two older siblings: Prince Christian (b.2005) and Princess Isabella (b.2007). Vincent and Josephine are the grandchildren of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her late husband Prince Consort Henrik. 

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark with their children Vincent and Josephine, 2011.
Photograph (c) Getty Images/Julian Parker.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark with Crown Prince Frederik (on his 50th birthday) and Crown Princess Mary with their children, 2018.
Photograph (c) Getty Images/Patrick van Katwijk.

Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, were born at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. Vincent was born at 10:30am, and Josephine arrived at 10:56am. Prince Vincent is fourth in the line of succession to the Danish throne; Princess Josephine is fifth in the line of succession. The Danish twins were baptised on 14 April 2011. The little prince received as his godparents: King Felipe VI of Spain, Fürst Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, John Stuart Donaldson, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott and Caroline Heering. The little princess received as her godparents: Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Duke of Castro), Patricia Bailey, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk, and Josephine Rechner. 

Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent on the twin's first day of school, 2017.
Photograph (c) Getty Images/AFP Contributor.

In August 2017, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine began school at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte. 
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