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Danes on first name terms with Prince Christian

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The baby prince second in line to the throne of Denmark has been christened at a ceremony in the capital Copenhagen. After weeks of speculation, the child’s name was revealed for the first time: Chistian Valdemar Henri John. Some 300 royals, government officials and other dignitaries attended the event at the Chapel in Chritianborg Palace to celebrate the son of Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Australian-born Princess Mary.

The name Christian came as no surprise as it keeps in line with royal tradition: Danish kings’ names have alternated between Frederik and Christian for nearly five centuries. The child has eight godparents including Norway’s Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.