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Crown Princess Mary's eldest son and future King, Prince Christian, set to celebrate an important religious milestone this year

The Danish royals will mark the occasion with an official ceremony.

By Jess Pullar
Crown Princess Mary's eldest son, Prince Christian, is set to make his religious confirmation later this year - a major milestone for the future King.
The 15-year-old will be confirmed on May 15, which will no doubt be met with a big celebration - especially given the ceremony has already been delayed once due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing an update on Instagram on Monday, the Palace wrote a statement explaining where the ceremony would take place.
"His Royal Highness Prince Christian will be confirmed in Fredensborg Castle Church. The confirmation will take place at 3pm by the Royal Confessor, Bishop Henrik Wigh-Poulsen," the statement read.
"The confirmation will subsequently be celebrated privately with respect to the applicable restrictions."
Prince Christian (second from left) is to be confirmed in May. (Franne Voigt)
The location of the confirmation has hosted a number of other royal confirmations before Prince Christian's, including his own father, Prince Frederik.
While a little delayed, this certainly isn't the first event of the past 12 months to be put on hold or cancelled altogether.
Queen Margrethe's 80th birthday, which was celebrated late last year, was confined to a much smaller occasion than it would have usually been due to the restrictions in place.

Of course, it's to be expected that Prince Christian's confirmation will be a smaller, quieter event as well given COVID-19 restrictions will still be in place.
While the vaccines are rolling out across European nations, it will take a little longer before restrictions are fully lifted.
The 15-year-old Prince's confirmation was delayed in 2020. (Kongehuset og H.K.H. Kronprinsessen)
The 15-year-old himself suffered from COVID-19 late last year, with the news leaving many fans worried for his health.
He has since made a full recovery, and remained isolated throughout the illness.
It certainly looks as though 2021 is looking up for Christian. Bring on May!

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