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Danish queen strips four grandkids of royal titles

  Danish queen strips four grandkids of royal titles Denmark's Queen Margrethe, Europe's only reigning queen and the continent's longest serving monarch, on Wednesday stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their titles, the palace announced. "As of January 1, 2023, the descendants of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim will only be able to use their titles of Count and Countess of Monpezat, their previous titles of Prince and Princess of Denmark ceasing to exist", the royal palace wrote in aThe official reason was to allow the four children of her youngest son, Prince Joachim, to live more normal lives, and follows similar moves by other royal families in Europe to slim down their monarchies, the palace said.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has insisted stripping four of her grandchildren of their royal titles will be 'good for them in the future', in her first appearance since the dramatic decision.

The monarch, 82, has removed prince and princess as well as 'His/Her Highness' titles from Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, the children of her youngest son Prince Joachim.

Margrethe, who recently attended the Queen's funeral, hopes the move will allow the siblings to 'shape their own lives without being limited by the special considerations and duties’ that a formal affiliation with the Danish Royal Family involves, according to a statement released yesterday by the royal household.

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Speaking at a function at the National Museum in Copenhagen last night, Margrethe said: 'It is a consideration I have had for quite a long time and I think it will be good for them in their future. That is the reason.'

The siblings, who are currently seventh through tenth in the line to the throne, will maintain their places in the order of succession. They will be known as either His Excellency Count of Monpezat or Her Excellency Countess of Monpezat from January 1, 2023.

The grandchildren of her eldest son, Crown Prince Frederick, who is married to Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, will keep their titles.

Nikolai and Felix, who are both models, are the sons of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg.

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Prince Joachim married his second wife, Princess Marie, in 2008, and the pair share Henrik and Athena. The couple live in Paris with their youngest children.

Queen Margrethe's decision does not impact the four children of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, who is heir to the throne.

Prince Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and 11-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine will all continue to hold royal titles and be part of the royal household.

The statement said: 'In April 2008, Her Majesty the Queen conferred the titles of Count, Countess and Comtesse of Monpezat on her sons, their spouses and their descendants.

'In May 2016, it was also announced that His Royal Highness Prince Christian, as the only one of the Queen's grandchildren, is expected to receive an annuity from the state as an adult.

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Nikolai of Denmark, 23: The Copenhagen Business School student and model regularly tops lists of the world's most eligible bachelors. He lives in Denmark but has jetted around the world to walk for designers in Paris and London. Nikolai has also appeared on the cover of Vogue Scandinavia.

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Felix of Denmark, 20: Following in his brother's footsteps, Prince Felix has also had success as a model and has starred in an advertising campaign for Georg Jensen. He had a short stint at the Royal Danish Military Academy but quit after two months because it 'wasn't for him'.

Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, of Denmark: The youngest of Prince Joachim's four children, Henrik and Athena are the product of his second marriage to Princess Marie. They live with their parents in Paris.

'As a natural extension of this, Her Majesty has decided that with effect from 1 January 2023, the descendants of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim can only use their titles as Count and Countess of Monpezat, as their previous titles as Prince and Princess of Denmark will lapse.

'Prince Joachim's descendants will henceforth have to be addressed as Excellencies.

'The Queen's decision is in line with similar adaptations that other royal houses have implemented in different ways in recent years.

'With her decision, Her Majesty the Queen wants to create the framework for the four grandchildren to be able to shape their own lives to a much greater extent without being limited by the special considerations and duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves.

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'All four grandchildren maintain their places in the order of succession,' concluded the statement.

Prince Joachim's eldest sons, Felix and Nikolai, have been enjoying flourishing careers as models, posing for several advert campaigns and on the cover of magazines.

Nikolai caught international attention in 2018 when he walked in the Burberry show at London Fashion week, before a front row that included Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Dockery, Naomi Watts, Zendaya, and Idris Elba.

He is signed to Scoop Models agency in Denmark and has been multiplying his modelling gigs.

He sent royal fans into a frenzy in February when he graced the cover of Vogue Scandinavia.

The 22-year-old oozed sophistication when appearing in the magazine and looked effortlessly stylish in a matching pink Dior jacket and trousers as he posed in front of a number of colourful flowers.

When he is not modelling, Nikolai is studying Business Administration and Service Management at the  In 2019, Prince Nikolai began his B education at Copenhagen Business School.

Last year he was living in Paris as part of a school exchange, and could see his younger siblings and his dad more easily.

His younger brother Felix has since then followed into his footsteps and posed in a series of moody snaps for jeweller Georg Jensen's new Reflect collection in February this year.

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At the end of last year, he started training at the Royal Danish Military Academy to become an Army Lieutenant, but in October it was announced that he'd quit after just two months because it 'wasn't for him'.

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Prince Felix chose to make his modelling debut for jeweller Georg Jensen, appearing in pictures and an advert promoting the new Reflect collection of necklaces, earrings and rings.

The royal is further down the line of succession, pursuing his own career path rather than being a 'working royal' was expected choice for Felix even before his grandmother's announcement, and modelling is certainly a popular choice for minor royals across the globe.

No further detail was given about his plans for the future, but it now seems the youngster is eyeing up a career in modelling.

While they are growing to be their own person, Felix and Nikolai do attend royal events on occasion.

They both looked very dapper as they attended the celebrations for their grandmother's golden jubilee with their parents in early September.

Joachim, the Queen's youngest son, lives in Paris with his wife Princess Marie and has been working as a Defense Attaché at the Danish Embassy since September 2020.

He scared his family in the summer of 2020 when he suffered from a stroke and had to be rushed into hospital for emergency brain surgery while holidaying in France with his family.

Eight months on, the Danish Prince and his wife opened up about the ordeal in an interview with Hjernesagen's member magazine, where Marie admitted the stroke could have 'changed their lives.'

'It was so close to a tragedy that could have changed our lives forever,' she said.

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The father-of-four revealed he could count on his wife 'amazing' support throughout the ordeal, and added she held his hand in the ambulance all the way to the hospital.

He added Marie went into 'soldier mode' after she noticed signs her husband might be having a stroke.

Marie was taken aback by a nonsensical sentence Joachim told a cousin who had come to visit them that evening and made him repeat himself.

Joachim said it had been hard not to think about what could have happened if he had not been operated on in time, and said that while the situation was difficult for the person affected, it also took a toll on their loved ones.

Hjernesagen is a private Danish charity for people who have suffered brain lesions such as aneurysms and strokes.

The Danish royal court advertised the interview on its official Instagram account.

'In a new interview with Hjernesagen's member magazine, Your Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie tell about the serious course when the Prince was hit by a blood clot in the brain on the evening of 24 July last year,' the post read.

'With their participation in the interview, the Prince and Princess especially wanted to emphasize two important points: That you should always take the signs of a stroke seriously and react immediately - and that you must not forget the relatives of the victim..

'Due to corona restrictions, the interview was conducted on a video connection between Copenhagen and Paris, where the Prince and Princess spoke with the Brain Case from the Danish embassy. The interview is published in Hjernesagen's member magazine today.⁣'

They accompanied the post with a picture of a beaming Joachim and Marie embracing each other.

Margrethe, who is Europe's longest serving current monarch and the world's longest serving queen, is affectionately known as 'aunt Daisy' by European royals due to her close personal ties with many reigning monarchs.

She is a first cousin of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and a second cousin of Norway's King Harald V.

She enjoyed a close relationship with the Queen, a distant cousin, and the Duke of Edinburgh, and shared deeply personal tributes following their deaths.

Margrethe is the  eldest child of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden. She became heir presumptive to her father in 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne.

Margrethe succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972. On her accession, she became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I, ruler of the Scandinavian kingdoms in 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union.

In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she had two sons: Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.

The Danish queen celebrates her Golden Jubilee this year.

Queen Margrethe was pictured out and about for the first time on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week. She attended a gala dinner at the Grand Hotel in Oslo after receiving the Nordic Association's Language Award  © Provided by Daily Mail Queen Margrethe was pictured out and about for the first time on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 last week. She attended a gala dinner at the Grand Hotel in Oslo after receiving the Nordic Association's Language Award 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 © Provided by Daily Mail 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

Margrethe tested positive for Covid-19 last Tuesday, just 24 hours after attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and mourning events in London.

She was in attendance at Westminster Abbey along with her son Crown Prince Frederik, and the two went on to the Queen's Committal Service in Windsor afterward.

The royal also paid her respects to the Queen by visiting her coffin in Westminster Hall the night before the Queen's funeral, and attended the Buckingham Palace 'reception of the century' where she was pictured chatting closely with King Charles.

On Monday, the monarch made her first appearance since she tested positive for Covid, joining Queen Sonja of Norway at a literary event in Oslo.

Queen Sonja of Norway presented the Nordic Association’s annual language award to Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Nordens Hus before they attended a gala at the Grand Hotel.

Margrethe wore a vibrant long pink skirt for the gala dinner, which she paired with a navy blue lace top.

She pinned her hair tightly back and was pictured with a navy shawl over her shoulders as she arrived at the Grand Hotel.

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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has met with her youngest son, Prince Joachim, to have peace talks regarding her decision to slim down the Danish monarchy, thereby stripping his children of their royal titles. The decision caused a lot of hurt, with Prince Joachim, his wife Princess Marie, and his eldest son Prince Nikolai all speaking out about how the decision has negatively affected them. However, it seems the Queen is determined to set things right within the family dynamic, issuing a statement to Danish news outlet B.T upon meeting her son in Denmark.

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