Danish-based modeling agency Scoop Models in Denmark has recently signed Prince Nikolai of Denmark (18) as one of their top male models.
Prince Nicolai, the eldest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Fredriksborg, has been remarkably media-shy, until now. Searching on the internet, we only found that he had a driver’s license and that the first album he ever listened to was Justin Timberlake’s Future Sex/Love Sounds.
However, when he celebrated his 18th birthday last August with a dinner party on the royal yacht Dannebrog, hosted by his grandma Queen Margrethe, the Danish Royal Court released new portraits of Nikolai to commemorate his special celebration. Taken by photographer Steen Brogaard, the photos show his Highness looking handsome in a pale blue button-down shirt.
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Not long after, the teen signed with Scoop Models Denmark. “The decision was made with both his parents’ support and encouragement,” says Scoop Models Agency Director Bente Lundquist
A few weeks ago, in February, he made his runway debut in the Burberry show at London Fashion Week. He wore two different looks during the show: A navy coat with a gold shirt featuring the classic Burberry plaid print underneath, and a plaid jacket and kilt over a pair of black pants.
“I can confirm that he is with us and that it was us who booked him for the Burberry show at London Fashion Week,” Bente Lundquist told the Danish newspaper Billedbladet.
Prince Nikolai has to stand on his own feet since he has nothing to gain from Queen Margrethe personally since he’s been cut off from the royal family financially. Reportedly, he’ll never receive any land, money, or title from Margrethe and Henrik, though he will be supported through his education.
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Nikolai was a natural on the runway, showing Christopher Bailey’s last collection. The prince handled it like a pro. In a statement, Burberry said they were “delighted to have Prince Nikolai of Denmark walking in the runway show, making it a special moment in time for the brand.” He walked in the Burberry show just days before his grandfather, Prince Henrik, died on Feb. 13.
We bet we’re about to see a lot more of this handsome royal on the runway and in media shows.
Super Model Prince Nikolai of Denmark, written by Tor Kjolberg
Feature image (on top): Prince Nikolai of Denmark. Photo: Shireen Gopladas