On May 26th, 2024, the new Danish King, Frederik X, marked his 56th birthday, celebrating the occasion with his family.

King Frederik and Queen Mary appeared on the balcony of Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle, accompanied by their four children: Crown Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine. Joining them was the former Danish Queen, Queen Margrethe.

Both Queen Mary and Queen Margrethe chose bright pink dresses for the celebration.

Frederik was born on May 26, 1968, to then-Crown Princess Margrethe and Prince Henrik. He grew up with his younger brother, Prince Joachim.

The Danish Crown Prince completed his undergraduate degree in political studies at Aarhus University, including a year at Harvard University. He later earned an MSc in political studies from Aarhus University and underwent training in all three branches of the military.

Frederik met Australian Mary Donaldson at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. They married in May 2004. Their first child, Prince Christian, was born in 2005, followed by Princess Isabella in 2007, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine in 2011.

Frederik ascended to the throne in January 2024 following his mother’s abdication. Photo by Søren Rasmussen, Wikimedia commons.