Friday, April 15, 2011

HRH Vincent and HRH Josefine

The Royal Danish Family increased by 2 in January 2011 when HRH Princess Mary gave birth to twins. On April 14th at 3:30 in the afternoon at Holmens Kirke, the twins were named and baptized. In keeping with Danish tradition, the names were known only to Mom and Dad until the moment they were christened.

Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik arrive at the chuch with their twins. This is Princess Mary's first appearance since their birth in January.

                                                                            Sister Isabella, 3, is not missing any of the event.

HRH Christian, 5, helps his sister HRH Isabella, down the stairs from the altar.  Queen Margarethe has a happy word with husband Prince Henrik.

We welcome HRH Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and HRH Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda.

Minik and Ivalvo are Greenlander names, honoring Crown Prince Frederik's longstanding fondness for the Danish Island of Greenland.

This picture will be priceless someday when the young man at the bottom of the picture is King Christian of Denmark. 


Jon said...

Five years ago, when I was last in Denmark, Christian had just been born. My cousin Solveig asked the guard at the gate of the "house" if we could visit the garden. We were politely asked to respect the privacy of this young family. I was amazed that they were that accessible! They are a lovely royal family.

Nina Ø said...

Thank you Jon for sharing your personal experience. When I go in July I do not think I wil be that brave. However, I do know that the Royal family is very accesible and that they use normal preschools for the children.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

I have had pics of the baptism saved for the last week or so, intending to write, but then left on our trip! :-) So thank you for the reminder!!! This is such an amazing event in Danish history!!!