Princess Mary’s firstborn son is now all grown up, with Prince Christian turning 18 on October 15, 2023.
The oldest son, Christian is also a loving brother to his younger siblings.
His sister Princess Isabella of Denmark was born on April 21, 2007, and she recently celebrated her 16th birthday, and on January 8, 2011 his twin siblings Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were born.
Where is Prince Christian in the Danish royal line of succession?
Christian is second in line to the Danish throne, after his father, Frederik André Henrik, who will inherit the throne from his mother, Margrethe II of Denmark.
He took his next step toward becoming King by swearing on the constitution on November 14, 2023, just like his father and grandmother. By signing the Danish declaration, he can act as regent if both Queen Margarethe II and Crown Prince Frederik are prevented from governing.
This marks the first time that three generations in line of succession are at the Council of State at the same time!
Christian is followed in the line of succession by his middle sibling, Princess Isabella, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
Does Prince Christian have a stamp?
Yes he does, confirmed by the royal family in a statement posted on Instagram.
“His Royal Highness Prince Christian's 18th birthday will be marked with the issuance of a new stamp,” read the announcement.
The statement explains the last time he was on a stamp was in 2016, when he shared a stamp with his family on the occasion of the Crown Prince couple's copper wedding.
In the new stamp, he continued his father and grandfather's tradition of wearing the “traditional white anorak,” which is a male version of the Greenlandic national costume.
What is Prince Christian doing now?
In 2023, the young Prince chose to postpone receiving his royal salary until he turns 21. He made the surprising decision in order to focus on his secondary schooling, instead of starting work as a "full-time royal."
He is currently studying at Ordup Gymnasium, making him the first Danish royal to attend a public school in Copenhagen.
Along with his studies, Christian has a number of extracurricular activities keeping him busy.
What is Prince Christian’s radio broadcast about?
Christian’s radio show was broadcast on a local radio station in Copenhagen, where listeners could call in and give advice to the young royal ahead of his 18th birthday at the time.
It was a great way to connect to his people, and take on their insights as he enters adulthood.
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Prince Christian’s 18th birthday ball
The palace previously gave a sneak peek into Prince Christian’s 18th ball, sending out several hundred invitations with the Danish crest.
The guest list included “many guests invited to Her Majesty The Queen's gala table on the occasion of His Royal Highness Prince Christian's 18th birthday on the 15th of October.”
The dress code for the ball was white tie with honours – which meant tiaras were permitted. This was the first time his younger sister Princess Isabella could officially don a tiara at a ball.
A documentary about the young heir also premiered the night before Christian's birthday, titled Prince Christian – A Royal Journey. The documentary showed King lessons with his family, and meetings with the Supreme Court, Danish Parliament, and the Danish church.
Which you can watch, here.