‘BOMB’ EXPLOSED IN DENMARK
The family that stood out in this regard last week was the Danish Royal family. The reason for this is that the 82-year-old Queen Margrethe II, who currently holds the title of “the only queen ascended to the throne by blood”, has taken the titles of “prince” and “princess” from her four grandchildren. Celebrating his 50th year on the throne last summer Queen of Denmark 2. By Margrethe’s decision, the children of her younger son Joachim, born from their first and second marriages, will no longer be able to use the titles of “prince” and “princess” that they have had since January 2023. Although allegations have been made on this subject for a while, Margrethe’s decision caused a great stir. There was a sudden reaction to this statement. Mostly from Prince Joachim, the father of these four children, and both his current wife Marie and his ex-wife Alexandra. Namely, the mother of four children.
‘THE DECISION SUPPLIED TO ME WAS DIFFERENT’: Joachim, the father of four children who had been stripped of their titles, made a statement last weekend and criticized his mother’s decision. She said that she was informed by her mother last May, but that what happened was very different from what was spoken. “The new situation that was given to me was one that would apply when the children turned 25. I was given only five days to explain the situation to my children who were stripped of their titles,” said Joachim. he said. Joachim also stated that it was more difficult to explain the situation to their young children, 13-year-old Henrik and 13-year-old Athena, than to 23-year-old Nikolai and 20-year-old Felix, who were born from his former marriage.
‘ARE YOU NO LONGER NOT A PRINCESS?’
Joachim and his second wife, Marie, whom he is currently married to, gave a statement to Denmark’s BT publication yesterday in Paris, where they have been living for a while. The mother of the young children, Marie, claimed that her 10-year-old daughter, Athena, was ridiculed by her friends at school after this incident. Marie asked her friends to go to little Athena and ask, “Are you that person who is no longer a princess?” she told me what they asked.
‘OUR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN DISPOSED’
“I think she has to defend my children,” said Marie of France, a bride to the Danish royal family. “My wife and I think there are two important situations in this regard. The first is getting a child’s name. It’s not about their titles, it’s about their names. Prince Henrik of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark. Secondly, the children were exposed to the public. We, as parents, needed a long time to explain this new situation to our children. We should have prepared our children for this new situation and the public reaction.”
THEY LIVE IN PARIS: Joachim, the youngest son of Danish Queen Margrethe II, and his wife Marie have been at the center of a family tension for a while. There has been an ongoing dispute between Joachim and Marie and his elder brother Frederik, who is the crown prince, and his wife, Mary. Although all the details are not known exactly, the two brothers and their spouses have not been able to get along for a while. In fact, Joachim and Marie have been living in Paris for about a year and a half due to this disagreement. From time to time they go to Denmark.
‘THEY CLAIMED MY CHILDREN’
This is how Marie, with whom Joachim is now married, reacted to the titles of her children. When this decision was announced, Joachim’s ex-wife and elder children Nikolai and Felix’s mother Alexandra were the first to speak. Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, Joachim’s ex-wife and mother of Nikolai and Felix, announced that she was shocked and upset by Queen Margarethe II’s decision. Alexandra also made a statement on the same day that her two sons, who were born from her ex-wife, were stripped of their “prince” titles. Alexandra, who was clearly disappointed by the decision, said in her statement: “We are all confused by this decision. We are sad and surprised. My children feel left out. They cannot understand why their identity was taken from them.”
LEADING MODELS OF THE NEW GENERATION
In the meantime, it is a matter of curiosity what the two great princes, whose titles have been taken from them, will do and how they will continue their lives. Queen Margrethe II; He stated that while taking the titles of his grandchildren, he “does it for their own good, allowing them to live their lives as they please without the pressure of their Royal duties”. In fact, the Queen’s great-grandchildren, Nikolai (above) and Felix, have long carved their own paths. 23-year-old Nikolai has made a name for himself in the fashion world in recent years. So the young man is one of the well-known models of the new generation. His brother Felix is also making a career in the fashion world, just like him. In short, two brothers, Nikolai and Felix, have been modeling for a while already. Most likely, after this new situation, they will focus on their work in this area. On the other hand, it was also criticized that the two brothers used their “prince” titles in their fashion careers as a kind of stepping stone.
BOTH REFUSED MILITARY TRAINING
In fact, there are some claims about the reasons behind this decision of Queen Margrethe II regarding her grandchildren. One of them is the most plausible. According to royal rules, princes and even princesses in some countries are required to study at a military school for a certain period of time. However, according to the allegations in the press, Nikolai and Felix (above) did not want to abide by this rule. So both preferred their fashion careers to military school. It is claimed that this situation also had an effect on Queen Margrethe II’s cancellation of titles. But the same is not true for their younger grandchildren, who are only 10 years old.
Count and Countess TITLES REMAINED
But their paternal grandmother, Queen Margaret II, still did not leave these four grandchildren completely untitled. Boys and girls descended from the Queen’s younger son, Joachim, will bear the title “Count of Monpezat” or “Countess of Monpezat”. By the way, these four children did not lose their place in the throne. So they still hold their place on the list for the Danish throne. In the meantime, let us remind you that Nikolai and Felix were not deprived of their right to live in their grandmother’s palaces, although they are now referred to as “princes expelled from the palace” in the press, and they live in Paris with their father and stepmother.
ALLEGED THE BUTTON HAS BEEN PRESSED: By the way, it is among the allegations that Margrethe and King Charles, who recently came together at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, talked about this issue among themselves. According to these claims, the monarchs “pressed the button” to reduce families, reduce expenses and reduce the reactions of the people who are in economic distress. Incidentally, let us remind you that the first step in this regard came from Swedish King Carl VI Gustav in 2019. Apart from his eldest daughter, the king removed his two children and their descendants from working royal family membership. These grandchildren are now known as counts and countess instead of prince or princess titles.
THE SAME STEP IS EXPECTED FROM THE NEW KING
After this decision of the Queen of Denmark, the eyes are now turned to the new king of England, Charles III. According to the rules, he has to give the title of prince and princess to his young son Harry and Meghan Markle’s children Archie and Lilibet. But among the allegations that Charles decided to downsize the family and would not implement it.
THE FAMILY IS SO CLAIMING
A comment that King Charles III might downsize the family also followed an official photo posted. King Charles, his wife Consort Queen Camilla, his eldest son and heir apparent Prince William and his wife, the new Princess of Wales, are seen in this photo, which was taken after the international dinner that took place the day before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and then shared on the new king’s official Instagram account. This square of four also caused comments by Charles to give the first signs that the new faces of the royal family will consist of just these four people.
WILL THEY GO TO THEIR TITLES?
In fact, another rumor is that Charles may make decisions that will affect the family of his brother Andrew, whose name was involved in the sexual harassment scandal and therefore lost many titles and duties. It is claimed that Charles will restrict the use of titles such as prince and princess, and that the first people to be affected by this may be the daughters of his brother Andrew, Beatrice and Eugenie. Accordingly, Charles could take away the titles of “princess” from his nieces. If this happens, the two sisters will henceforth be known as “lady”. In the meantime, let us remind you that the daughter of Charles’ youngest brother Edward’s two children is known as Lady Louise and the son as Viscount James, that is, they do not carry the title of prince and princess. This is known as the choice of Edward and his wife Sophie. 2. Elizabeth’s only daughter, Princess Anne’s children, Peter and Zara, also never used titles such as ‘prince’, ‘princess’, ‘count’ or ‘countess’. It is stated that Anne preferred this so that her two children, who were behind in the throne, could draw a more comfortable life path for themselves.
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