Christening of Prince Christian of Denmark, 2006

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The Christening of Prince Christian of Denmark, eldest son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary (wearing the Connaught Sapphire Brooch), at the Christiansborg Palace Chapel on this day in 2006 by Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen. In keeping with Danish Royal tradition, the name, Christian Valdemar Henri John, was revealed on the day of the christening, and also continued the tradition of alternating between the names Christian and Frederik in direct line. Prince Christian will be confirmed this year.

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His godparents include Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Joachim of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. Other Royal Guests included King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.


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