Princess Josephine
Countess of Monpezat

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Josephine in 2018
Full name
Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda
House Monpezat
Father Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
Mother Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
Born 8 January 2011 (2011-01-08) (age 8)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Religion Church of Denmark

Princess Josephine of Denmark (Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda; born 8 January 2011), is the fourth and youngest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and the seventh grandchild of Margrethe II and the late Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.

Josephine is fifth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Early Life


See Birth of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark

Josephine was born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, at 10:56 am on 8 January 2011. She was born 26 minutes after her twin brother, Prince Vincent.

At noon, a 21-gun salute was fired from the Sixtus Battery at Holmen Naval Base in Copenhagen and from Kronborg Castle to mark the arrival of a royal child.

Josephine has three older siblings: Prince Christian (2005), Princess Isabella (2007), and Prince Vincent.


See Christening of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark

Josephine and Vincent were christened on 14 April 2011, at the chapel of the Church of Holmen. Per Danish tradition, the princess's name was announced for the first time as Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda.

Her godparents are Princess Marie of Denmark, Patricia Bailey, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, Count Bendt Wedell, Birgitte Handwerk, and Josephine Rechner.


On 15 August 2017, Josephine and Vincent started school at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte, the same public school as their elder siblings.

Public Life

Activities and Visits

3 August: During the family's official visit to Greenland, Josephine, along with her parents and siblings, took part in a tree planting in Qaqortoq's new poplar grove, Ivalos og Miniks Poppellund, named after Josephine and her brother, who are known by their Greenlandic middle names in Greenland.

Titles, Styles, and Honours

Titles and Styles


  • Denmark 14 January 2012: Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Denmark 16 April 2015: Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen

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Princess Josephine of Denmark
Born: 8 January 2011
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Vincent of Denmark
Succession to the Danish throne
5th position
Succeeded by
Prince Joachim of Denmark
Preceded by
Princess Isabella of Denmark
Succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
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