Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena
The infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie has been named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie.
The names were just announced during her christening at the Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder. The Princess’ middle names come from her grandmothers, Queen Margrethe II and Mrs Francoise Grassiot, and her mother, Princess Marie.
Princess Athena’s godparents are Mr Gregory Grandet, Mr Edouard Cavallier, Ms Carina Axelsson, Ms Julie Mirabaud, Mr Diego de Lavandeyra and Mrs Henriette Steenstrup.
During the christening ceremony, the little Princess cried at several points, before almost dozing off completely. Princess Athena wore a christening gown designed by Henrik Hviid, which was first worn by her elder brother, Prince Henrik, in 2009. The gown was altered to include pink ribbon instead of blue.
Royal guests included Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, the Crown Princely Couple and their two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg and Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Following the christening, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie hosted a private party at Schackenborg Palace, with guests feasting on a menu of smoked salmon, cod, poached quail eggs, sweetbreads, and a series of desserts featuring rhubarb.Filed under Denmark
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