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This Danish Prince Just Signed A Major Modelling Contract

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Fashion’s love affair with royalty shows no signs of abating. In recent seasons we’ve spotted Lady Amelia Windsor (aka the 36th in line to the throne of Great Britain), Lady Kitty Spencer (niece of the late Princess Diana) and Princess Olympia of Greece on the catwalk at Dolce & Gabbana, while Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi (the granddaughter of Grace Kelly) has previously fronted campaigns for the likes of Gucci. Now, another titled individual looks set to join their ranks: Prince Nikolai of Denmark.

The 18-year-old Prince made his catwalk debut at Burberry’s most recent London Fashion Week show (the last to be headed up by outgoing chief creative officer Christopher Bailey), sporting the brand’s signature check with a trademark overcoat in navy blue. Shortly after, a representative for the Copenhagen-based Scoop Models told Danish newspaper Billedbladet that their agency had inked a deal with Nikolai. ‘I can confirm that he is with us and that it was us who booked him for the Burberry show at London Fashion Week,’ Scoop’s Bente Lundquist confirmed. Since then, the agency has posted new portfolio shots of the Prince to the @scoopmodels Instagram account.

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As the eldest son of Prince Joachim, who is sixth in line to the Danish throne, and his ex-wife Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksborg, the Prince is seventh in the line of succession. Joachim is the second son of Queen Margrethe II, who currently sits on the throne, with Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark, the heir apparent. So, to stretch an analogy to breaking point, Nikolai is the Danish equivalent of the likes of Zara and Peter Phillips, or Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, if you will.

What else do we know about the young royal? Earlier this year, it was revealed by the Danish royal court that only the future King, Prince Christian, will receive money, land and a title from the Queen, meaning that Nikolai will have to make his own way financially (his father Joachim has since confirmed he will support his son through his education). That aside , he’s reportedly a fan of ‘deep house music’ and recalls Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds as the first album he ever listened to. Enlightening, no?

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