Prince Joachim of Denmark

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Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, RE SKmd; Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian; born 7 June 1969) is a member of the Danish royal family . The younger son of Queen Margrethe II he is fifth in the line of succession to the Danish throne, following the four children of his elder brother King Frederik X.

Early Life

Prince Joachim was born on 7 June 1969 at Rigshospitalet, part of the Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen. He was christened Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian on 15 July 1969 in Aarhus Cathedral, the first member of the royal family to have been christened outside of Copenhagen. His godparents were his maternal aunt, Princess Benedikte of Denmark; his paternal uncle, Jean Baptiste de Laborde de Monpezat; his mother's first cousin Princess Christina of Sweden; and King Harald V of Norway (then Crown Prince of Norway).