13 April 2011

Denmark: Christening of royal twins 14 April 2011

The christening of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's twins, who were born on 8 January 2011, will take place at Holmens kirke (church) in Copenhagen on Thursday 14 April 2011 at 15.30.

In accordance with tradition the names of the twins will be revealed at the same time. It is almost impossible to guess what the Crown Prince couple has decided. I have made a few comments on this earlier, and don't have much to add, other than that I still hope for traditional Danish royal names!

What we do know is that Princess Marie, the wife of Prince Joachim, will be one of the sponsors, and that about 300 guests have been invited to the ceremony and the reception at Amalienborg. The former bishop of Copenhagen, Erik Normann Svendsen, will conduct the baptismal ceremony.

The cermony will of course be broadcasted on Danish TV and the Norwegian TV channel NRK1.


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