The Danish Royal Court has released new photos to celebrate Prince Nikolai 18th Birthday on Monday, 28 August 2017.
Prince Nikolai is now able to drive unaccompanied without an adult over 30 and will be able to drive himself to Herlufsholm School at Næstved until he graduates next year.
According to Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, Prince Nikolai was given a Renault Twingo for his birthday, so he took his parents and Prince Felix for a short drive around the neighbourhood.
Queen Margrethe hosted a family dinner aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, docked at Amaliehaven, to celebrate the occasion.
Nikolai William Alexander Frederik, Count of Monpezat, was born on 28 August 1999 at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) on 28 August 1999. He is the eldest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra Manley (now Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg), and Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik’s oldest grandson.
He is now seventh in the line of the succession to the Danish throne.
Prince Nikolai was christened in Fredensborg Palace Chapel on 6 November 1999 and confirmed in the Chapel of Fredensborg Castle on 18 Maj 2013. His paternal uncle Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, maternal aunt Nicola Baird, Prince Edward Earl of Wessex, Peter Steenstrup, and Camilla Flint were chosen as godparents.
His younger brother Prince Felix was born on 22 July 2002.
However, his parents divorced in April 2005, so they have joint custody of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix.
However, Prince Joachim married Marie Cavallier on 24 May 2008 and had two more children. Prince Henrik was born on 4 May 2009, and Princess Athena, who started school last month, was born on 24 January 2012.
He was confirmed in the Chapel of Fredensborg Castle on 18 May 2013.