Queen of Denmark indicates King Charles inspired decision to strip grandchildren’s titles

Queen of Denmark indicates King Charles inspired decision to strip grandchildren’s titles

The Queen of Denmark stated the decision to deprive relatives of titles was inspired by other European royals, including her late cousin Queen Elizabeth II, heaping pressure on Charles III to take ‘decisive action’ on Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and minor relatives.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 82, attended the 'reception of the century' at Buckingham Palace, which was hosted by King Charles and Camilla before Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. The royal household in Denmark has drawn comparisons to Megxit and slimming down of royal families across Europe

Queen Margrethe, 82, stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their princely titles ‘for their own good,’ sparking a royal quarrel reminiscent of Megxit, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fled and emigrated to California.

The official reason was to allow her younger son’s children, Nikolai, Felix, Henrik, and Athena, to live more regular lives. It follows similar initiatives by other royal families in Europe, especially the Windsors, to trim down their monarchy.

The streamlining of Europe’s royal household began in 2018, a year before Megxit, when the King of Sweden stripped five of his grandchildren of their royal titles. In the Netherlands, King Willem Alexander has cut palaces, limousines, and working royals.

Meghan Markle cries at the funeral of the Queen alongside Prince Harry amid tensions between them and Charles and William

The Danish Crown’s statement compared the Queen’s decision to changes other royal families have made in recent years.

Europe’s only reigning Queen will have seen her cousin Queen Elizabeth II’s hard line on her son Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his military titles and royal patronages in January over his links to Jeffrey Epstein and his multi-million-dollar settlement with Epstein’s sex slave, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Experts say Margrethe’s move will urge Charles to move faster.

Why is Harry still an HRH?’ asked former MP and royal finance specialist Norman Baker. Charles says he wants to shrink the monarchy, but this must be real. He must cut taxes. He, Camilla, William, Kate, and their children. The rest should retire or find work.

He continued, ‘The need to reduce down the bloated British royal family has been evident for decades and has become clearer as other European kingdoms like the Danish do so.’ It’s ludicrous that Gloucesters and Kents are still included.

Tom Bower, who just penned a biography of Meghan Markle, said Charles had to cut the numbers to avoid criticism. The Sussexes’ venom threatens his reign, so he must neutralize it. The Sussexes’ financial survival hinges on slandering the Royals in their book and Netflix series. Charles should threaten to revoke their titles if they’re disloyal.

Some noted Margrethe’s affection toward Charles when they visited at Buckingham Palace on the day of the Queen’s burial and wondered if they discussed slimming down their royal houses.

Royal analyst Phil Dampier said: ‘The King may be urged by Queen Margrethe to take serious action over Harry and Meghan. The Sussexes’ website status has been downgraded.

Charles is said to think there is no role for his brother in the royal family. His mother stripped him of his titles in January

Charles may be hesitant to make too many decisions until he sees Harry’s book and Netflix show, both of which move back in time. Danish Queen’s decisions have proved contentious. Charles may want to do things his way, but he can’t put off decisions forever.

Queen Margrethe, 82, attended the’reception of the century’ before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The Danish royal family has been compared to Megxit and royal families around Europe.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry cry at the Queen’s burial despite conflicts with Charles and William.

Charles believes his brother has no royal position. In January, his mother revoked his titles.Prince Joachim of Denmark has said his four children have been hurt by their grandmother Queen Margrethe's decision to strip them of their royal titles as he spoke for the first time since the bombshell announcement

Prince Joachim of Denmark claimed his four children were wounded by Queen Margrethe’s decision to deprive them of royal titles. He spoke for the first time since the shock news.

Prince Nikolai feels sad, astonished, and perplexed at losing his title ‘fast’ Modeling Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men’s Collection in Tokyo on November 30, 2018.

Prince Joachim’s children Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, will all lose their titles on January 1, 2023.

Felix posed for Georg Jensen’s Reflect collection in February.

Not just Britain’s royals impacted Margrethe II’s decision. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden declared in 2019 that Princess Madeleine’s children will lose their HRH status, with only Crown Princess Victoria and her children preserving their titles.

Also reduced is the Dutch royal family. Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, King Willem-brother Alexander’s and sister-in-law, both work full time and do not receive constitutional allowances from the crown.

Prince Joachim, 53, married to Princess Marie, told Ekstra Bladet: ‘We’re all unhappy.’ Never like seeing your children hurt. They’re in a confusing predicament. He was merely given five days’ notice. Nikolai, Felix, Henrik, and Athena are Prince Joachim’s children, ages 23 to 10. On January 1, they’ll lose their championships.

The queen’s four other grandchildren, born to Crown Prince Frederik, 54, will retain their titles, but only Prince Christian will receive government assistance when he’s old enough.

In Britain, King Charles and his heir Prince William are at odds with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over their security and whether their children will be Prince and Princess.

Archie and Lilibet have no upcoming releases. Archie and Lilibet’s new titles haven’t been changed on the Royal Family’s website.

Sixth and seventh in line to the throne, the children are now eligible to be named prince and princess. Buckingham Palace hasn’t confirmed if this will happen.

A spokeswoman for King Charles stated last week that an announcement was ‘unlikely’ before September 26, when royal mourning ends. No statement.

Prince Nikolai said that he is sad, shocked and confused after his royal title was stripped 'quickly'. Pictured modelling during the Dior Pre-Fall 2019 Men's Collection show on November 30, 2018 in Tokyo

Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, became eligible for the titles after the Queen’s death under laws enacted by King George V in 1917 restricting the number of royal family members with HRH titles.

His Letters Patent -a formal order of the monarch’s wishes- limited royals allowed to use an HRH title to the sovereign’s children, the sovereign’s sons’ children, and the Prince of Wales’ eldest living son.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark welcomes Prince Felix and Prince Nikolaj at Frederiksborg Palace.

In 2019, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden explained why he stripped five of his grandchildren of their royal titles.

The decision affected Prince Carl Philip and his wife Sofia Hellqvist’s children, Prince Alexander, then 3, and Prince Gabriel, aged 2. (pictured)

Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn do not get royal allowances and work full time. They appear in public once a year.

Prince Joachim's children Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, will all be losing their titles on January 1 2023Felix made his modelling debut in February by posing in a series of moody snaps for jeweller Georg Jensen's new Reflect collection

Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix’s mother is’shocked’ by their dethronement.

Alexandra visited Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee in Copenhagen this month (pictured)

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, Prince Joachim’s ex-wife and mother to Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, is’shocked’ by Queen Margrethe II’s decision to strip her sons of their royal titles.

Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, and their younger brothers Prince Henri, 13, and Princess Athen, 10, from their father’s second marriage will lose their titles on January 1, 2023.

‘The decision has us baffled. Alexandra’s press advisor Helle von Wildenrath Lvgreen remarked, ‘We are grieved and shocked.’

“This is completely unexpected,” the statement continued. Children are bullied. They don’t comprehend why they’re losing their identities.

Alexandra attended Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in Copenhagen.

Prince Joachim married Princess Marie in 2008, and they have two children.

King Charles is rumored to be planning a’slimmed-down’ monarchy during his reign, focusing on his heirs rather than his disgraced brother the Duke of York.

Felix made his modelling debut in February by posing in a series of moody snaps for jeweller Georg Jensen's new Reflect collection

Charles believes there is no longer a role for Prince Andrew in the monarchy, and the Duke of York will not regain his military titles, which he lost after Epstein revelations.

Buckingham Palace stated in January that the Queen would strip the Prince of his military titles and patronages. King Charles and Prince William reportedly helped decide.

In Denmark, Queen Margrethe’s decision causes unrest.

Prince Nikolai is sad, startled, and perplexed after his grandmother stripped him and his siblings of their titles ‘for their own benefit’ His mother’says there’s no valid justification’ for the action.

The queen told the prince and his three siblings that relinquishing their titles will be ‘beneficial for them in the future’

His mother’s press secretary asked why the alteration couldn’t have waited until their wedding, when they’d ‘lose their titles anyway’

My family and I are sad. Prince Nikolai, Prince Joachim’s eldest son, told Danish tabloid Extrabladet, “We are shocked by this decision and how swiftly it happened.”

‘I’m extremely bewildered why this has to happen,’ he told reporters outside his Copenhagen flat.

Countess Alexandra is’very upset’ and’shocked’ over the choice.

Helle von Wildenrath Lvgreen, Countess Alexandra’s press secretary, told CNN, “She can’t believe why and why now.”

When they marry, they’ll forfeit their titles. Her sons are young, so why not wait till they get married to remove the titles? ‘

Prince Joachim said his four children were given five days’ warning that their titles would be withdrawn by Queen Margrethe.

The palace stated today that there are’many emotions’ but that the decision was ‘long overdue’ and aimed to ‘future-proof’ the monarchy.

Prince Joachim, 53, the youngest of Margrethe’s two sons, said his children Nikolai, Felix, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, were ‘harmed’ by the news that they will no longer be permitted to use His or Her Royal Highness.

We’re sad. Never like seeing your children hurt. They’re in a scenario they don’t understand,’ he told Ekstra Bladet.

Margrethe remarked this week at the National Museum in Copenhagen: ‘I’ve thought about it for a while and I think it will be beneficial for them in the future. Hence.

Queen Margrethe, Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik. Princess Benedikte, Princess Isabella, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie, Prince Felix, and Prince Nikolai in Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee photograph.

The countess’s press secretary asked why the alteration couldn’t have waited until their wedding, when they’d ‘lose their titles anyhow’ Alexandra of Frederiksborg

Prince Joachim is sixth-in-line to the throne after his brother and children. He resides in Paris with his second wife Marie and their children Henrik and Athena.

His first marriage to Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, produced models Nikolai and Felix.

Alexandra, 58, was married to Prince Joachim for 10 years until 2005. She said the news came ‘out of the blue’ and her boys feel ‘ostracized’ Her spokesman said Joachim found out via a royal assistant, not his mother.

Her other four grandchildren, Prince Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 11, will keep their titles.

According to local media, the move has created a ‘icy’ climate in the Royal Family and divided a once-united family. Danish royal writer Kenth Madsen told FEMAIL there has never been a public quarrel between the Queen and Prince Joachim.

They showed unity during celebrating Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee.

Prince Joachim (right rear), Margrethe’s youngest son, stated he was given five days’ notice that Nikolai (left), 23, Felix (second from left), 20, Henrik (far right), and Athena (second from left), 10, will no longer be princes or princesses. Queen Margrethe, Princess Isabella (behind Princess Athena)

Margrethe’s four grandkids reportedly resented the move. Queen (center) with sons Joachim (left) and Frederick (right). Also pictured: Crown Prince Frederick’s wife, Crown Princess Mary (right), and children Prince Christian (on his lap), and Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix (left).

Nikolai modeled for Dior in 2020 at Paris fashion week.

Queen Margrethe, 82, who attended the burial with Crown Prince Frederick, said she hoped the move would allow her grandchildren to’shape their own lives without being bound by particular concerns and duties’

The statement implied that it’s a drive to streamline the monarchy, echoing King Charles’ aim for the British Royal Family and other European royal homes.

Queen Margrethe defended her choice yesterday night in Copenhagen, stating, ‘I’ve thought about it for a while and I think it will be beneficial for their future.’ Thus,’

Prince Joachim said he was informed of the decision five days ago, not in May as previously stated.

Five days’ notice was given. In May, I was told it would happen when the children reached 25.

‘I had 5 days to tell them. He clarified that Athena is 11 in January.

His ex-wife, Countess Alexandra, said, ‘This is a complete surprise.’ Children are bullied. They don’t comprehend why they’re losing their identities.

Her spokesman said Joachim learnt about his children via an aide.

Apparently, Queen Margrethe never spoke to her sons or grandchildren.

The children have been notified by their father that they are losing their titles, just as Countess Alexandra was by Prince Joachim, said a spokeswoman.

As the Queen said yesterday, the decision has been long overdue, the Royal Household said this afternoon.

We recognize there are many emotions involved, but we hope the Queen’s wish to future-proof the Royal Household is honored.

From January 1, 2023, Nikolai, Felix, Henrik, and Athena shall be known as His Excellency Count or Countess of Monpezat.

They’ll keep their succession order.

They are seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth, but would drop if Crown Prince Frederick’s children had children.

Danish Royal Household delivered bombshell statement yesterday.

In April 2008, the Queen gave her sons, their wives, and their descendants the titles Count, Countess, and Comtesse of Monpezat.

In May 2016, it was revealed that Prince Christian, the Queen’s only grandchild, will receive an annuity as an adult.

‘As a logical extension of this, Her Majesty has decreed that as of 1 January 2023, the successors of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim can only use their titles as Count and Countess of Monpezat.

Prince Joachim’s descendants are now Excellencies.

‘The Queen’s decision is comparable to that of other royal houses in recent years.

Her Majesty the Queen wants to give her four grandchildren more freedom to develop their own lives without the restrictions of a formal association with the Royal House of Denmark.

The statement concluded, ‘All four grandkids maintain their succession positions.’

Margrethe, the world’s longest serving queen, is regarded as ‘aunt Daisy’ by European royals due to her close personal ties with several reigning kings.

Prince Nikolai, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, and Prince Felix attend the 50th anniversary command performance at the Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen on September 10, 2022.

Prince Nikolai of Denmark turned 23 in August in Copenhagen with his family. Prince Felxi, 20, Prince Henrick, 13, and Princess Athena, 10

Nikolai, his stepmother Princess Marie, brothers, and father Prince Joachim on the balcony of Amalienborg palace in April 2018

Four grandchildren won’t be TRHs

Nikolai of Denmark, 23, is a model and Copenhagen Business School student. The Danish model has walked for Paris and London designers. Nikolai was on Vogue Scandinavia’s cover.

Felix of Denmark, 20: Like his brother, Felix has modeled for Georg Jensen. After two months, he abandoned the Royal Danish Military Academy because it ‘wasn’t for him’

Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, are Prince Joachim’s youngest children by Princess Marie. Paris is their home.

She’s the first cousin of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Norway’s King Harald V.

She was close to the Queen, a distant cousin, and the Duke of Edinburgh and wrote touching tributes after their deaths.

She attended the Queen’s burial with her son Crown Prince Frederick.

The Queen makes regular appearances with both sons and eight grandkids.

The Queen and her grandchildren now have a ‘ice-cold air’

Queen Margrethe’s grandchildren will lose their titles as prince and princess after the New Year, Ekstra Bladet said.

The queen didn’t break the news to the four children and their parents.

‘They weren’t called to Amalienborg for a coke and an explanation of why they’re now counts and countesses. Nope.

The Danish Civil List gives Queen Margrethe £800,813 a month, or £9.6 million a year, to administer the royal household, including workers, properties, and administration.

Celebrity Net Worth estimates her wealth at £37m.

The Queen’s children receive £183,750 every month. Crown Prince Frederik gets the most money, and Princess Mary gets 10%.

The Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties manages several of the royal family’s properties.

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Nikolai in a pastel Dior suit. Right: The royal strutting in 2020

This contains Amalienborg, Fredensborg, Grsten, and Eremitageslottet.

The Danish Queen owns Marselisborg Castle, Château de Caix in France, and Trend in Jutland.

Prince Joachim lives with Princess Marie in Paris, where he works as a Defense Attaché at the Danish Embassy. When he travels to Denmark, he sometimes stays at Schackenborg Castle in southern Jutland.

The prince lived there from 1993 to 2014 before selling it.

As board members of the Schackenborg Castle Foundation, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie live there sometimes.

Prince Joachim experienced a stroke in France in 2020 and needed emergency brain surgery.

Felix and Nikolai, Prince Joachim’s eldest sons, are Margrethe’s eldest grandsons.

Both 20-year-old Danes dropped out of the National Military Academy.

They’ve modeled for marketing campaigns and magazine covers.

Nikolai gained international notice in 2018 when he walked in the Burberry presentation at London Fashion Week.

He’s signed with Denmark’s Scoop Models and has been modeling.

In 2018, Nikolai walked the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 catwalk in Paris.

Nikolai made his runway debut for Burberry in 2018. Same year, he walked for Dior Homme Menswear.

The grandson of Queen Margrethe modelled after his official birthday photographs.

Offering peace? Danish Royal Court posts portrait of Princess Marie hours after confirming her children’s titles.

The Danish Royal Court’s Instagram account tweeted a photo of Prince Joachim’s second bride today.

Princess Marie of France appeared on Danish TV to celebrate Food Waste day.

Her Royal Highness talked from her Paris kitchen to Danish kids at the Save Food event.

Princess Marie, who has been fighting food waste for years, delivered a video greeting to children from her Paris kitchen.

Princess Marie was highlighted on Instagram a day after Queen Margrethe announced her children, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, would no longer be called His/Her Royal Highness.

Princess Marie of Denmark appeared by video message at a food waste event today from Paris.

 

His February Vogue Scandinavia cover drove royal admirers into a frenzy.

The 22-year-old radiated refinement in a pink Dior jacket and pants while posing with flowers.

In 2019, Nikolai began his B studies at Copenhagen Business School.

Last year, he went on a school exchange in Paris and could visit his brothers and dad more often.

He started training at the Royal Danish Military Academy to become an Army Lieutenant last year, but in October he quit because it ‘wasn’t for him’

Prince Felix modeled for Georg Jensen’s Reflect series of necklaces, earrings, and rings.

Felix’s decision to pursue his own career rather than be a ‘working royal’ was expected before his grandmother’s announcement, and modelling is a popular choice for minor royals around the world.

Felix and Nikolai attend royal gatherings despite becoming independent.

In early September, they attended their grandmother’s golden jubilee with their parents.

Princess Marie with Prince Joachim, Prince Felix, Prince Nikolai, Princess Athena, and Prince Henrick in 2020

Queen Margrethe tested positive for Covid-19 only 24 hours after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

Queen Margrethe was spotted Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week. After earning the Nordic Association’s Language Award, she attended a ceremony in Oslo.

Margrethe tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, 24 hours after Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

She and Crown Prince Frederik attended Westminster Abbey and the Queen’s Committal Service in Windsor.

The monarch also visited the Queen’s coffin the night before her death and attended the’reception of the century’ at Buckingham Palace, where she chatted with King Charles.

The queen made her first appearance since testing positive for Covid at a literary event in Oslo on Monday.

Queen Sonja of Norway presented Queen Margrethe of Denmark with the Nordic Association’s annual language prize at Nordens Hus.

Margrethe donned a long pink skirt and navy lace top to the event.

She pulled her hair back and wore a navy shawl to the Grand Hotel.

Danish Palaces Revealed

Many of the Danish royal family’s castles and palaces are owned by the state and managed by the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties.

Amalienborg, Fredensborg Palace, Grsten Palace, and Eremitageslottet are included.

The Danish Queen owns Marselisborg Castle, Château de Caix in France, and Trend in Jutland.

Prince Joachim lives in Paris with his second wife, but frequently visits Schackenborg Castle in southern Jutland.

The prince lived there from 1993 to 2014 before selling it.

As board members of the Schackenborg Castle Foundation, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie live there sometimes.

Amalienborg, the Danish palace

Fredensborg Palace, the family’s spring home

The Danish Queen owns Marselisborg Castle.

Grasten Slot, the royal family’s summer residence

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