Prince Henrik of Denmark celebrated his seventh birthday on Wednesday. The son of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark was seen in new solo portraits released by the Danish royals on the occasion of the birthday of the little prince. The palace released two new pictures of Henrik.

Henrik, who is ninth-in-line to the Danish throne, was photographed by Steen Brogaard ahead of his birthday. The images show Henrik in a patterned blue shirt, gray jeans and matching Converse trainers. The prince teamed up his outfit with a pair of purple socks.

One picture shows the youngster leaning forward and resting his head in his hands, while another shows the birthday boy sitting on a window ledge – presumably at his family home. The little boy was last seen at the 76th birthday celebrations of his grandmother Queen Margrethe in April. He made a balcony appearance with his family on the occasion.

Pictures of the Danish monarch surrounded by her nearest and dearest – including her eight grandchildren were seen as she greeted well-wishers from the balcony of Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The royals took turns to pose on the balcony for family photos. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary first greeted the crowd with their four children.

They were followed by Joachim and Marie who were joined by their children Henrik and his younger sister Princess Marie, along with Princes Nikolai and Felix – Joachim's two older sons from his first marriage. Henrik, styled as the Count of Monpezat, has been described by his father as “extremely good-natured but can be stubborn.” On the occasion of Marie’s 40th birthday in February, the 46-year-old prince said in an exclusive interview with Hello that he and his wife want to provide their children with a normal upbringing.

“We’ve always tried to bring them up so that they never feel different from other kids. Of course we have to teach them that there are times when they’ll be on the balcony with their grandmother and there’ll be a lot of photographers taking pictures of us,” he said. Joachim added that it was part of their position as a royal, and they had to live with it.