Confirmation is a symbol of coming of age for Protestants. A year ago, the heir to the Danish throne, Prince Christian, came to this. The other day, his sister, Princess Isabella, received her first Communion and deliberately chose the faith of her people.

Last Saturday, the Danish royal family gathered in Fredensborg Castle Church to witness the important event. Among the guests were Isabella’s parents, Crown Princess Mary, 50, and Prince Frederik, 53, and her siblings: Christian, 16, and twins Josephine and Vincent, 11.

For the confirmation ceremony, Princess Isabella chose her mother’s iconic white Max Mara brand pantsuit and Queen Alexandrina brooch with pearls and diamonds. Her mother Mary chose an amaranth-coloured dress for the event, while her younger sister Josephine came in the pink dress Isabella used to wear. The male members of the family wore simple but spectacular blue suits.

Princess Isabella, the hero of the occasion, was born on April 21, 2007 at 16:02 in the University Hospital in Copenhagen weighing 3350 g and 50 cm tall and was baptised on July 1 in the same church of Fredensborg Castle. She was named Henriette, Margrethe and Ingrid after her grandmothers and great-grandmother. Since 13 August 2013 she has been attending Tranegaard School in Gentoft. The princess ranks third on the Danish succession list after her father and older brother.