Christening of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine
Today, 14 April 2011, the christening of the in January born twin children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took place. The names were kept hidden until said aloud by the Crown Prince (little Prince) and Crown Princess (little Princess) in the church. The little Prince was named Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and the little Princess was named Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda.
The godparents of Prince Vincent are John Donaldson, the Prince of Asturias, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott and Caroline Heering.
The godparents of Princess Josephine are Princess Marie of Denmark, the Duke of Castro, Patricia Bailey, Lensgreve Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk and Josephine Rechner.
The christening took place in the Holmens Church in Copenhagen, the same church where father, Crown Prince Frederik, was christened, and where grandmother, Queen Margrethe, then Princess Margrethe, married the Prince-Consort.
The little Prince wore the christening robe earlier used by among others his older brother and sister, while the little Princess a dress wore that once belonged to the late Queen Ingrid, born Princess of Sweden, but has never been used.
The Crown Prince carried his youngest son while the Crown Princess carried her youngest daughter.
The twins were born on January 8 at 10:30 (Prince) and 10:56 (Princess), at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and joined older brother, Prince Christian, born October 15, 2005, and older sister, Princess Isabella, born April 21, 2007.
Like their older brother and sister, Vincent and Josephine are titled Prince/Princess to Denmark and Count/Countess of Monpezat with the style of Royal Highness, and they follow them in line to succession to the Danish throne.
For more information and pictures, please visit the thread about the twins christening:Danish Royals
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