Frederik X

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Frederik X
Count of Monpezat
Crown Prince Frederik in December 2018
King of Denmark
Reign14 January 2024 – present
PredecessorMargrethe II
Heir apparentChristian
Born (1968-05-26) 26 May 1968 (age 55)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse
Mary Donaldson (m. 2004)
Issue
Full name
Frederik André Henrik Christian
HouseGlücksburg (official)
Monpezat (agnatic)
FatherHenri de Laborde de Monpezat
MotherMargrethe II of Denmark
ReligionChurch of Denmark
NicknamePingo[1]
Allegiance Denmark
Service/branch Royal Danish Army
 Royal Danish Navy
Years of service1986–present
RankMajor General (Army)
Major General (Air Force)
Rear Admiral (Navy)
UnitRoyal Life Guard
Guard Hussar Regiment
Danish Frogmen Corps

Frederik X (Frederik André Henrik Christian;[a] born 26 May 1968) is King of Denmark. He succeded to the throne as King Frederick X on 14 January 2024, the 52nd anniversary of his mother Queen Margrethe II taking over the throne.

Frederik was born by emergency Cesarean section at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, He is the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and the late Henrik, Prince Consort. He has one brother, Prince Joachim of Denmark

The Crown Prince was married to Mary Donaldson in 2004. They have four children: Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. All four children were born at Rigshospitalet.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 26 May 1968 – 14 January 1972: His Royal Highness Prince Frederik of Denmark
  • 14 January 1972 – 29 April 2008: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark
  • 29 April 2008 – 14 January 2024: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Denmark, Count of Monpezat[2][3]
  • 14 January 2024 – present: His Majesty The King of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

His official title in Danish is Hans Kongelige Højhed Kronprins Frederik til Danmark, Greve af Monpezat (His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Count of Monpezat).

National Honor

-Sovereign of the Order of the Elephant (14 January 2024-present)

-14 January 1972-14 January 2024: Knight of the Order of the Elephant (R.E.)

-Grand Master of the Order of the Dannebrog (14 January 2024-present)

-1 January 2004-14 January 2024: Grand Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (S.Kmd)

Medals and Decorations

-Recipient of the Cross of Honor of the Order of the Dannebrog (D.Ht.)

-Recipient of the Royal Medal of Recompense, 1st Class

-Recipient of the Naval Long Service Medal

-Recipient of the Home Guard Medal of Merit

-Recipient of the Medal of Honor of the Reserve Officers League

-Recipient of the Military Athletic Medal of Honor

-Recipient of the 50th Anniversary Medal of the arrival of Queen Ingrid of Denmark

-Recipient of the 50th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the Silver Anniversary Medal of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

-Recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the 100th Anniversary Medal of the Birth of King Frederik IX

-Recipient of the Queen Ingrid Commemorative Medal

-Recipient of the 75th Birthday Medal of Prince Henrik

-Recipient of the 350th Anniversary Medal of the Royal Danish Life Guards

-Recipient of the 70th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the Ruby Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the 400th Anniversary Medal of the Guard Hussar Regiment

-Recipient of the 75th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the Golden Anniversary Medal of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

-Recipient of the Prince Henrik's Commemorative Medal

-Recipient of the 80th Birthday Medal of Queen Margrethe II

-Recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II

Greenland: Recipient of the Nersornatt Medal of Meritorious Service,1st Class

Foreign Honors

-Belgium: Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold

-Brazil: Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross, Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco

-Bulgaria: Member 1st Class of the Order of the Balkan Mountains

-Chile: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit

-Estonia: Member 1st Class of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana

-Finland: Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

-France: Grand Cross of the Order of National Merit

-Germany: Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

-Greece: Grand Cross of the Order of Honor

-Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon

-Italy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

-Japan: Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum

-Jordan: Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance

-Latvia: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Three Stars

-Luxembourg: Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau

-Kingdom of Nepal: Member of the Royal Order of Ojaswi Rajanya

-Mexico: Sash of Special Category of the Order of the Aztec Eagle

-Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, Recipient of the King Willem-Alexander Inauguration Medal

-Norway: Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Olav

-Romania: Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania

-Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic

-Sweden: Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, Recipient of the 70th Birthday Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Recipient of the Golden Jubilee Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf

-Thailand: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Chula Chom Klao

Symbols of Crown Prince Frederik[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hello!. "Biography: Prince Frederik". hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. (in Danish) Kongehuset – Aktuelt – Nyheder Archived 3 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "The Crown Prince". Official website of the Danish Monarchy. Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Frederik X of Denmark at Wikimedia Commons



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