Prince Joachim of Denmark

Danish prince (born 1969)


Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, RE, SKmd (Danish pronunciation: [ˈjoːæˌkʰim]; Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian; born 7 June 1969) is a member of the Danish royal family.

Prince Joachim
Count of Monpezat
Born (1969-06-07) 7 June 1969 (age 55)
Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Spouse
Issue
Full name
Danish: Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian
HouseGlucksburg (cognatic) Monpezat (agnatic)
FatherHenri de Laborde de Monpezat
MotherMargrethe II of Denmark
ReligionChurch of Denmark
OccupationMilitary Attaché, Royal Danish Embassy in France, Special expert at Danish Defence[1]

Prince Joachim was born in Rigshospitalet at Copenhagen, He is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II. He is currently fifth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Prince Joachim first married Alexandra Manley in 1995. They have two sons, Count Nikolai and Count Felix. They divorced in 2005. Prince Joachim married Marie Cavalier in 2008. They had two children: Count Henrik and Countess Athena.

Titles and Styles

7 June 1969-29 April 2008: His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark

29 April 2008-present: His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat

Military Ranks

Denmark

-Sergeant (1988)

-Second Lieutenant of the Reserve (1989)

-First Lieutenant of the Reserve (1990)

-Captain of the Reserve (1992)

-Major of the Reserve (2005)

-Lieutenant-Colonel of the Reserve (2011)

-Colonel of the Reserve (2015)

-Brigadier General (2020)

National

Orders and Appointments

-Knight of the Order of the Elephant (14 January 1972)

-Grand Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (16 April 2004)

Medals and Decorations

-Recipient of the Silver Anniversary Medal of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (10 June 1992)

-Recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen (14 January 1997)

-Recipient of the Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort (11 June 2009)

-Recipient of the Commemorative 70th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen (16 April 2010)

-Recipient of the Commemorative Ruby Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty The Queen (14 January 2012)

-Recipient of the Commemorative 75th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen (16 April 2015)

-Recipient of the Golden Anniversary Medal of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik (10 June 2017)

-Recipient of the Prince Henrik Commemorative Medal (11 June 2018)

-Recipient of the Commemorative 80th Birthday Medal of Her Majesty The Queen (16 April 2020)

-Recipient of the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Margrethe II (14 January 2022)

Foreign Honors

-Belgium: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown

-Brazil: Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross

-Bulgaria: First Class of the Order of the Balkan Mountains (2006)

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

-France: Grand Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honor

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

-Greece: Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix

-Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon

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

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

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

-Mexico: Sash of the Order of the Aztec Eagle

-Nepal: Member of the Order of the Three Divine Powers (13 October 1989)

-Netherlands: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (17 March 2015)

-Norway: Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav

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

-Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit (24 October 2023)

-Sweden: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star

References

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  1. Defence Command (30 October 2015). "H.R.H. Prince Joachim Assumes Post at the Danish Defence". forsvaret.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.