Anna Nicole Smith, Britney Spears, and Tori Spelling all had babies in the past year and their faces and offspring were on the cover of every magazine. In America, we're not lucky enough to have royalty -- so we take what we can get with B-list celebrities. Fortunately, the citizens of Denmark have a new princess to crazy about and she's the real deal. This is the first princess born into Denmark since 1946.
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, who incidentally enough go by their first names in Denmark, became proud parents of the unnamed princess on April 21.They also have a previous child named Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John of Denmark, with the traditional 4 name rule. Imagine this kid in kindergarden trying to spell his name -- its going to be a tough childhood (oh wait, he's going to be king so never mind).
The tiny princess is expected to go nameless until her christening ceremony to be held in the early summer months. Speculations and traditions have made it a guarantee that she will have the names Ingrid, Henrietta or Margrethe as these are the names of her grandmothers.
Denmark's royal family is steeped in history, dating all the back to vikings. They are in fact the oldest royal family in Europe.
Maybe one of her four names can be an homage to the Vikings? For now, she'll just be Denmark's little princess.
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