Denmark’s twins turn four.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s youngest children, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, celebrated their fourth birthday. The twins were born on 8 January 2011 at Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital. Vincent arrived first at 10.30am, some 26 minutes earlier than his sister.
In keeping with royal tradition the babies’ names were kept a secret until their christening on April 14 2011. Prince Vincent’s godparents are his maternal uncle, John Stuart Donaldson, King Felipe VI of Spain, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berelburg, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Larvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott and Caroline Heering. Princess Josephine’s godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, her maternal aunt, Patricia Bailey, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk, and Crown Princess Mary’s Australian friend, Josephine Rechner.
For the twins, who are the sixth and seventh grandchildren of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort Henrik, royal duties have started already, having accompanied their parents on several occasions, most notably during the official visit to Greenland in August 2014.