Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday Celebrations 

The Danish Royal Court has announced the schedule for Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday Celebrations in October, which will be marked with an appearance on the Balcony of Amalienborg Palace and a Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace as well as a meeting of the Council of State held the following month. The eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian is second-in-line to the Danish throne.

October 15

  • At 12.00, Prince Christian will appear with his family and Queen Margrethe II on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg.

  • At 17.00, Queen Margrethe will host a Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace, where, among other things, representatives from a selection of the country’s youth organizations as well as young people who have distinguished themselves in the world of sport, art and culture are invited.
  • In addition, the Royal Palace, in collaboration with the country’s municipalities, will invite up to 200 young people from the Commonwealth to participate in the celebration, as each of Denmark’s municipalities as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands will have the opportunity to select two 18-year-olds to participate in the gala.

November 14

  • At 9.30, Prince Christian will be in a meeting of the Council of State, where the Prince will make a so-called solemn declaration that he wishes to comply with the constitution.
  • Prince Christian will then be able to be appointed as head of state. Prince Christian will not get a seat in the Council of State until a change of throne has taken place.

The Danish Royal Court has also released a series of new photographs of Prince Christian, taken by photographer Franne Voigt, along with the announcement.

Crown Princess Margrethe’s 18th Birthday in 1958Crown Prince Frederik’s 18th Birthday in 1986

3 thoughts on “Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday Celebrations 

  1. Excellent news! I am so glad that he will be celebrated with a gala banquet, just like his counterpart in Norway. Even though he is not 1st in line to the throne he will still be dedicating most of his adult life to the service of Denmark so it is only fitting that he will be celebrated with great pomp and ceremony! And we can trust his grandmother Queen Margrethe to do just that!! May these traditional gala banquets for special birthdays continue well into the future. Though sadly we have seen this year that the Norwegian Crown Princely Couple has decided to throw a garden party in the backyard of the Palace for their joint 50th birthdays. I am still feeling we, the public, are being robbed of a glittering occasion that we could all be enjoying instead of now only those invited will be having a special time really.

      1. Me too. The Scandinavian Royal Families always (well, almost always) throw such grand parties for special birthdays. And a 50th birthday is definitely special! Especially for an heir to the throne. So I don’t understand why they have chosen to tone it down… hopefully that is not an indication about how the future will look at the Norwegian Court…. dull… “sigh”

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