Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix of Denmark Sat Down For Their First Joint Interview

His Highness, Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, celebrates his 20th birthday today, July 22, 2022. The Danish royal family shared photos of the young prince, one photo is taken by Prince Joachim today at Chateau de Cayx, the Danish royal family's estate in Cahors, France.

He was born Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian on July 22, 2002, as the second child of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. His mother is a Hongkong-born former sales executive who is of mixed European and Asian ancestry.

Princess Alexandra, Prince Joachim and their young sons
Prince Joachim of Denmark and family
Prince Joachim, Prince Felix, Countess Alexandra, Prince Nikolai

He has an older brother, Prince Nikolai, who is three years older than him. His parents separated in 2004 and divorced in 2005. His mother was bestowed with a noble title, Countess of Frederiksborg. Currently, Prince Felix is eighth in the line of succession to the Danish throne.

Prince Felix of Denmark
Prince Felix celebrates his birthday at Chateau de Cayx
in Cahors, France. Photographed by Prince Joachim of Denmark

In 2021, the Danish court confirmed that Prince Felix had passed his entry exam to the Royal Danish Military Academy. Last autumn, it was reported that Prince Felix had completed his education at the Army’s Lieutenant Training. 

Following his military training, he has worked as an intern in the company Maersk, and done some modeling assignments.

Prince Joachim of Denmark and family
Christening of Prince Felix with his parents in 2002
Prince Joachim of Denmark and family
Confirmation of Prince Felix with his parents in 2018

On the other hand, his older brother, Prince Nikolai, who was born on August 28, 1999, attended 10th grade at Herlufsholm School and completed his upper secondary education.

Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark
©Billed Bladet
Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark
©Billed Bladet

Herlufsholm School became controversial lately due to the issues of bullying, harassment, and other forms of abuse, prompting Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to pull out their eldest child, Prince Christian, from the school.

Prince Nikolai began his two-year military program at the Royal Danish Army's Sergeant School in 2018 but dropped out two months later. He enrolled at the Copenhagen Business School to study Business Administration and Service Management in 2019.

Prince Nikolai signed as a fashion model with the agency Scoop Models and made his runway debut in February 2018 at Burberry's show at London Fashion Week.

In June this year, Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai sat down for a joint interview with Billed Bladet, a society magazine in Denmark. They talked about personal topics like relationships and Prince Joachim's brain surgery in 2020. It was the first time that they sat down for an interview.

Prince Felix of Denmark, Count of Monpezat
 ©Billed Bladet
Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark

In addition, it appears in the interview that the youngest man Felix has recently become single. It was last summer that the prince could reveal to the Danes BT that he had gotten a girlfriend.

The couple met through mutual friends and went on holiday together to Chateau de Cayx, the French wine castle owned by Queen Margrethe, where the Danish royal family often vacations.

"It’s true that I’m dating Karen. We have met for a long time", he admitted previously. However, the prince does not share any more details about the relationship, except that he confirms that it is now over.

Prince Nikolai, on the other hand, is currently in a relationship with a lady named Benedikte. "We started as good friends and from there it developed. We enjoy each other’s company and have a good time together" , Prince Nikolai said during the interview.

Prince Joachim of Denmark and family
Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Countess of Frederiksborg (left)
and their children. Summer vacation at Chateau de Cayx

They also talked about the scary brain blood clot of their father, Prince Joachim, in July 2020. They were on a vacation in Cahors, France, at their estate, Chateau de Cayx when the incident took place.

But late in the evening of July 24, 2020, Prince Joachim was rushed into the hospital in Toulouse, France due to a blood clot in his brain and had to be operated on immediately.

Fortunately, the surgery was successful and Joachim was able to recover after a few days in the intensive care unit. Nevertheless, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix were very worried about their father.

They were with their father in Chateau de Cayx in July 2020 and had just returned to Denmark when the incident happened. 

"We had actually just said goodbye that day and were on our way home from a vacation together. So it was a shock for all of us. Of course, you want to help, but I’m glad we were spared such a horrible experience", Prince Nikolai revealed.

He added that he and Prince Felix called every day to find out about their father's situation in France. "We called every day and got a status of his health. I don’t think you’ve thought about it that much". 

Their mother, Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, who maintains a close relationship with their father, was also a great support during the scary incident. 

Prince Joachim of Denmark and family
Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, Princess Marie, Princess Athena, Prince Joachim
at Chateau de Cayx. Photo: Danish Royal Court

They also talked about their stepmother, Princess Marie. “At the time the pandemic was on, only one person was allowed to visit the clinic, Marie was with him every day. So we also relied a lot on her, especially during this time. She was the closest contact to our father", Prince Nikolai said.

Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark ©Billed

Prince Felix agreed with his brother, “I think if he [Joachim] should be in someone’s hands, it’s in theirs.

The young princes were glad that the dark ordeal of their father was over and Prince Joachim is now back in good health. He has been busy doing his job in Paris, France as a Danish diplomat.

Prince Felix of Denmark
Prince Felix posed for Georg Jensen Ads

Prince Felix of Denmark
Prince Felix of Denmark ©Georg Jensen

Prince Felix made his modeling debut in February this year when he appeared in the Ads of a Danish luxury jewelry brand, Georg Jensen. 

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