June 25, 2024

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After his children lost their royal titles, Danish prince to move to US

After his children lost their royal titles, Danish prince to move to US

Prince Joachim of Denmark, whose four children have been stripped of their royal titles, is to relocate to America in an echo of the move made by Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The 53-year-old, who is the second son of Queen Margrethe II and sixth in line to the throne, will move to Washington DC next year, according to BT, a Danish newspaper.

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim with their children Prince Felix, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik and Prince Nikolai in September.

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim with their children Prince Felix, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik and Prince Nikolai in September.Credit:AP

He is currently working as a defence attaché in Paris, a post he has held since 2020. He is expected to cross the Atlantic in the second half of the year.

Margrethe said her decision to remove the titles was intended to ensure the country’s monarchy was “keeping with the times”.

Her grandchildren Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, now all go by the title of Count or Countess of Monpezat.

Denmark’s Prince Joachim, right, and Princess Marie wave as they arrive at Copenhagen City Hall for the City’s celebration of Queen Margrethe’s 50th ruler jubilee last month.

Denmark’s Prince Joachim, right, and Princess Marie wave as they arrive at Copenhagen City Hall for the City’s celebration of Queen Margrethe’s 50th ruler jubilee last month.Credit:AP

Denmark, Sweden and Belgium have all made moves to slim down their royal families and King Charles III is reportedly considering plans to follow suit.

Voicing his anger at the time, Joachim said: “We are all very sad. It’s never fun to see your children being harmed.

“They have been put in a situation they do not understand,” he told Ekstra Bladet.