Denmark's Princess Athena adorably clings to mom Princess Marie on first day of school

Princess Athena of Denmark appeared to have first day of school jitters! The young Danish royal clung on to her mom Princess Marie as she posed for photographs with her parents — dad Prince Joachim — outside of their home on August 11 before heading to Sankt Joseph Søstrenes Skole in Ordrup. Athena’s older brother Prince Henrik, eight, also attends the Catholic private school.



After making her way outside of the royal family's home with the help of her mom and dad, a member of the press asked the little Princess if she was looking forward to school, to which she shyly responded, “Yes.” Crown Prince Frederik’s younger brother, who is also a father to Princes Nikolai, 17, and Felix Henrik, 15, from his first marriage, revealed to reporters that Athena can write her name, while also admitting that “it sets things very well in perspective that” one of his sons started their third year of school while his youngest child was beginning her first. The dad-of-four, 48, jokingly added, “So keep an eye on the mirror if there are gray hairs.”



Marie and Joachim’s five-year-old daughter was dressed to the nines for her big day. The Danish royal stepped out wearing a sweet floral dress, pink cardigan and frilly headband, which paired perfectly with her purple backpack. Upon her arrival to school, Athena’s nerves seemed to dissipate. Princess Marie snapped a photo of the young student flashing a big smile as she proudly posed next to her father at the school. Athena isn't the only member of the Danish royal family set to begin her education this year. The royal's cousins, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent Crown Princess Mary and Frederik’s six-year-old twins — are set to attend their first day of school on Tuesday, August, 15.

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