Offbeat: Queen Margrethe II spent Christmas without their sons

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will there be a family Christmas at the Danish Royals this year? A few weeks ago, Prince Joachim's (53) children's title caused a lot of sensation and criticism by his mother Queen Margrethe II (82). Now it is clear: The monarch spends Christmas without her sons and grandchildren.

Königin Margrethe II. mit ihren beiden Söhnen Frederik (li.) und Joachim. © Imago Images/Dean Pictures Queen Margrethe II with her two sons Frederik (left) and Joachim.

, according to a notification of the Palace , travels to Australia, the native of his wife, crown princess Mary (50). "It has been five years since the crown prince couple with their four children last visited the home country of the crown princess," the palace writes.

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Prince Joachim and his wife Marie (46) have also been planning a trip abroad for a long time and are now tackling them with their children over Christmas. Further details are not known.

Lonely Christmas for Queen Margrethe II?

Queen Margrethe resides over Christmas in Aarhus in the Marselisborg Castle. "The queen will stay in the palace from December 21 to 30 and celebrate Christmas Eve together with her royal sovereignty Princess Benedicts and private friends in Djursland," it continues. Princess Benedikte (78) is the queen's sister.

On New Year's Eve, "Your Majesty at 6:00 p.m. keeps your annual New Year's address from Amalienborg Castle".

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So the aus of the war behind the Danish palace walls apparently does not seem to be buried. Prince Joachim was surprised and dismayed at the end of September about the decision of the queen to withdraw his four children Nikolai (23), Felix (20), Henrik (13) and Athena (10) (10). In a press release, the Danish royal family had previously announced that from the turn of the year, its children would only be called Graf or Comtess of Monpezat. From January 1, 2023, they only bear the titles "Excellencies", no longer "royal sovereigns".

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