Denmark: Prince Felix of Denmark set to begin military education in August

Denmark: Prince Felix of Denmark set to begin military education in August

NordenBladet – His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark (18), Count of Monpezat and grandchild of Queen Margrethe, has been admitted to one of the country’s prestigious military education camps. According to Danish magazine Billed Bladet, Prince Felix will begin the Army’s two-year sergeant training in the military camp in Varde when the Prince has finished high school this summer and has received his exam results. The military sergeant training in Varde is a well-respected and tough education and there are strict admission requirements, both in terms of physical and mental strength.

The prince has decided that after his exams he will follow in the footsteps of his father, Prince Joachim, and begin his sergeant training. Prince Joachim has a very solid military education and is currently ranked as brigadier general. At the moment he works as the defence attaché for Denmark at their embassy in Paris. Prince Felix is currently a student at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium until the summer. The Danish prince will turn 19 in July and is scheduled to begin his military education in August.

This is the same military training that his older brother, Prince Nikolai, dropped out of after only two months in the camp. It was officially confirmed by the Danish Royal House’s Head of Communications, in October 2018 that Prince Nikolai of Denmark has given up of his two-year military training at the Royal Danish Army’s Sergeant School. Prince Nikolai left the military at his own wishes and had the full support of his parents, Prince Joachim of Denmark and Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg.

According to a statement issued by Countess Alexandra’s Private Secretary, Prince Nikolai left his military education, not because of the people there or training itself, but because he felt that it was not right for him to have a career in the military. His mother’s Private Secretary also said that the Prince would continue to pursue his modelling career. The following year, in 2019, the prince also began studying for a bachelor’s degree at Copenhagen Business School. There he studies Business Administration and Service Management.

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Prince Felix of Denmark (Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian; born 22 July 2002) is a member of the Danish royal family. He is the younger son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. Prince Felix is currently eighth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Prince Felix was born at Rigshospitalet the Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen on 22 July 2002. When his father met the press following the birth, he joked that the baby could be named anything from Ib to Nebuchadnezzar.

He was christened in Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder on 4 October 2002 by the royal vicar Christian Thodberg. His names were revealed to be Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian. His godparents are Martina Bent (maternal aunt); and friends of his parents: Count Christian Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Oscar Davidsen Siesbye, Damian Sibley and Annick Boel. At the christening the musical work Dåbens Pagt composed by Frederik Magle, dedicated to Prince Felix, was given its first performance.

After their divorce, Prince Joachim and Alexandra had joint custody of Prince Felix and his older brother Prince Nikolai.

Felix attended pre-school at the Garnison Church in Copenhagen, and at age six, followed in the footsteps of his father, brother and uncle at Krebs School in Østerbro.

Felix is styled as “His Highness Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat”. He has been Prince of Denmark since birth and Count of Monpezat since 29 April 2008, when Queen Margrethe granted the title to her male-line descendants.

Featured image: Steen Brogaard/Kongehuset



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