Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

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Crown Prince Frederik in soldier uniform

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark (born May 26, 1968) is the eldest son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik. He is the heir apparent to the Danish throne. He has a MA in Political Science from Aarhus University in February 1995; he has also completed extensive military studies and training in all three services, including an elite navy diver course.

In the Council of State on October 8, 2003 Her Majesty gave her consent to the marriage of the Crown Prince to Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, an Australian market consultant whom the prince met when he was attending the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The wedding took place on May 14, 2004 in Copenhagen at the Copenhagen Cathedral. On April 25 2005 the Danish royal court announced that the Crown Princess was pregnant with the couple's first child, due to be born in October. The Crown Prince receives a government allowance, or 'appanage', of approx. DKK 14,500,000 or about 1,950,000, to which the Crown Princess is entitled 10%.

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Crown Prince Frederik's logo

As a descendant of Sophia of Hannover, Crown Prince Frederik is in the line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth Realms, though far down on the list.

External links

de:Friedrich Andreas (Dänemark) nl:Frederik van Denemarken pl:Fryderyk_(książę_duÅ„ski) sv:Kronprins Frederik av Danmark

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