His Royal Highness Prince Christian’s 18th birthday

On Sunday, 15 October 2023, His Royal Highness Prince Christian turns 18 years old. The day on which The Prince reaches the age of majority will be celebrated with a changing of the guard at Amalienborg, during which The Prince will appear on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace together with his family and Her Majesty The Queen. In the evening, The Queen hosts a gala dinner, at which the invited guests will reflect Prince Christian’s own generation.

Official events in connection with Prince Christian’s 18th birthday:

Sunday, 15 October 2023

  • 12:00 Prince Christian appears on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace together with his family and The Queen.
  • 17:00 The Queen hosts a gala dinner at Christianborg Palace, to which a selection of the country’s youth organisations as well as young people who have made their mark in the worlds of sport, arts and culture are invited, among others. In addition, The Royal House of Denmark will invite up to 200 young people from the realm to take part in the celebration in cooperation with the country’s municipalities, as each of Denmark’s municipalities as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands will have the opportunity to select two 18-year-olds to participate in the gala dinner.

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

  • 09:30 Prince Christian participates in a meeting of the Council of State, at which The Prince will make a so-called solemn declaration that he will abide by the Constitution. Hereafter, Prince Christian will be able to be appointed as a regent. Prince Christian will not have a seat in the Council of State before a succession to the throne has taken place.

On The Royal House of Denmark’s website, a theme page containing information about the official events connected with the birthday will be set up in mid-September. The page will be updated continuously with, among other things, information about news media registration and accreditation.  

On the occasion of Prince Christian’s 18th birthday, new portraits of Prince Christian taken by photographer Franne Voigt are published today. The portraits can be downloaded from The Royal House of Denmark’s media bank on kongehuset.dk. Guidelines for use of the portraits appear on The Royal House of Denmark’s website.

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