In a recent poll of the Dutch magazine “Vorsten Royale”, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands turned out to be the most popular Princess among the readers. Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Mary of Denmark came second and third. Of course the bias towards the Dutch Crown Princess is to be expected in a Dutch magazine. Close neighbour Princess Mathilde of Belgium was number four, and Kate Middleton, princess-to-be, entered the list at place 8, a very nice achievement.
The times are changing, and – taking in account the age of many of the monarchs worldwide – it is safe to assume that the coming years, we will see at least a few changes in the succession lines. Time to take a closer look at all those heirs, how they have prepared for their duties and how they are perceived among the public. This blog will focus on Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Is something rotten in the state of Denmark?
The Danish court announced that Crown Princess Mary gave birth to the long-awaited twins this Saturday, 8 January 2011. The two children, a boy and a girl, were born at Righospitalet in Copenhagen. Crown Prince Frederik was present at the hospital the whole time.
The Danish royal house announced yesterday that Crown Princess Mary is pregnant with twins, who are due to arrive in January of next year. The Crown Prince and Princess already have two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, aged 4 and 3 respectively. The timing of the announcement means that Princess Mary is already four months pregnant. Announcements of royal pregnancies are usually made earlier than four months, but with the Princess already being 38 and expecting twins, it may be a case of being safe rather than sorry.