Monday, June 07, 2010

Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness

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Prince Joachim of Denmark - born on this day in 1969 - is the younger son of that country's Queen Margrethe II and her husband Henrik, The Prince Consort; known as something of a tearaway (at least in comparison to his much more stable brother, Crown Prince Frederik) His Royal Highness dated extensively before marrying the first of his two wives.

Divorced from his first wife Alexandra Christina, Countess of Frederiksborg in April 2005 after a decade of marriage (which produced two children, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix), the Prince was remarried, in May 2008*, to the newly created Princess Marie - formerly Marie Cavallier. In May 2009 the Danish Royal Family welcomed its newest member, Prince Henrik, who was born at Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet.

*On what would have been the 73rd anniversary of his grandparents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid.
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