HRH Princess Marie Marie Agathe Odile, Her Royal Highness Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, was born on 6 February 1976 in Paris, France. The Princess’s parents are Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot, married on 14 June 1975, subsequently divorced. Alain Cavallier is the former co-owner of an advertising agency and has retired. Françoise Grassiot is the owner of the hotel “Chateau de la Vernède”. On 7 November 1987 she married Christian Grassiot, financial adviser. The Princess has four half-brothers, Benjamin and Gregory Grandet, both born in Switzerland, and Charles and Edouard Cavallier, both born in Paris. Like the Princess, all four half-brothers grew up in Paris. Prior to marrying HRH Prince Joachim, Princess Marie was a French national and belonged to the Roman-Catholic Church. In connection with the marriage, the Princess joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church and became a Danish national. Wedding On 24 May 2008, Marie Cavallier married HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark and, in connection with the wedding, became HRH Princess Marie, Countess of Monpezat. The wedding ceremony took place in Møgeltønder Church, and the wedding banquet was held at Schackenborg Manor. Children HH Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain, born on 4 May 2009.