Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  May 20, 2012 at 11:31 am by

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.

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5 Responses to Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  1. Lady Daphne says:

    A beautiful name and a beautiful baby. I’ve seen some video of the event, and it was so very lovely. Princess Marie looked wondeful, and the color coordination was perfect. Princess Isabella stole the show with her jolly spirit. A wonderful, happy event.

  2. natalya says:

    May the newborn princess be blessed and her royal parents be in good health!

  3. Mitar says:


  4. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    May the newborn princess be blessed and her parents be in a good mood and health!

  5. Cindy Widya Japardi says:

    Athena has 3 elder brothers: Nikolai(Who I love), Felix and Henrik. Still, I love you Nikolai!

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