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Prince Joachim of Denmark: new life in the United States without noble titles for his children

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Prince Joachim of Denmark: new life in the United States without noble titles for his children

The prince Joachim from Denmark would be planning to move to the United States with his family, after his four sons they were stripped of the titles of prince and princess.

After the Queen’s decision was announced in September Margrethe II of Denmark, the second born Joachim she had expressed her dismay at the move, saying the family were ‘very sad’ and had been ‘put into a situation they didn’t understand’. She then added: “It’s never fun to see your children being harmed.”

The mother publicly apologized for having “underestimated” the pain caused to Joachim’s four children – Prince Nikolai (23), Prince Felix (20), Prince Henrik (13) and Princess Athena (10). ) – and to their parents, but stressed that he had taken the initiative “to ensure that the monarchy continues to shape itself in step with the times”.

Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Joachim of Denmark, Prince Felix of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark and Prince Nikolai of Denmark arrive at the Royal Yaught Dannebrog, which is reportedly set to move to the United States.

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Just like Harry And Meghan Markle before him, who moved in Canada and then in the United States After stepping down as senior royal in March 2020, the 53-year-old prince is looking to make a fresh start overseas and has plans to relocate to Washington next year.

Prince Joachim, sixth in line to the throne, is expected to move to the United States in the second half of 2023. Following his mother’s decision, his four children will be named in the future accounts And countess from Monpezatinstead of being known as princes and princesses. Nikolai And Felix they are Joachim’s children by his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, while Henrik And Athena they were born from the second marriage to the princess Mary of Denmark.

Prince Joachim of Denmark and his second wife Princess Marie of Denmark attend the Christmas bazaar at the Danish church in Paris

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Joachim’s ex-wife said in the fall that her two children were “saddened and in shock,” while a spokesperson told the magazine Se og Hør: «Children feel ostracized. They can’t understand why their identity is being taken away from them.” Telegraph he adds that Joachim’s current wife Princess Marie has told the press that their youngest daughter, Athena, was bullied at school. Joachim’s eldest son, Nikolai, said: “We are… in shock at this decision and how quickly it was made… I am very confused as to why it has to happen like this.”

Queen Margrethe’s decision to curtail high-ranking royal titles “as a necessary safeguard for the future of the monarchy” follows a pattern across several European countries, with similar actions taken in Belgium And Sweden. Much has also been written about the vision of King Charles III of a ‘streamlined’ monarchy in the UK.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Prince Joachim of Denmark, Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Prince Felix of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark during the confirmation of Princess Isabella of Denmark, before the news of the title change

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Source: Vanity Fair

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