Nikolai is angry
Address row with the Danish royal family
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles. Now the biggest affected is speaking, Prince Nikolai. He is angry at his grandmother’s decision.
Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II rescinds the titles of four grandchildren.
Members of the Danish royal family are on fire: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (82) stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their titles. It decided that the children of Danish Prince Joachim (53 years old) should only bear the titles of Count or Countess of Monpezate as of January 1, 2023.
Nikolai (23) and Felix (20), who are in a relationship with Joachim’s ex-wife Countess Alexandra (58), as well as Henrik (13) and Athena (10) are affected by his current wife, Princess Mary (46). The eldest son of Prince Joachim, Prince Nikolai, has now broken his silence. He was disappointed, telling Danish “Extrabladet”: “My whole family and I are very sad. We are, my parents said, shocked by this decision and how quickly it is already happening.”
Countess Alexandra, the ex-wife of Prince Joachim, is “astonished” by the sudden decision. She told Denmark’s BT newspaper: “We feel sad and shocked. It comes like a lightning bolt out of the blue. Children feel left out. They can’t understand why their identities have been taken away from them.”
“Ice” mood in the family
According to a local media report, the stripping of royal titles created an “icy” atmosphere within the royal family and drove a wedge between what appeared to be a united gang. “There has never been a public dispute between the Queen and Prince Joachim,” Danish royal correspondent Kenneth Madsen told Femail.
Like “Hello!” The Queen herself stated of her decision: “I think it will be good for her future.”
A life without special obligations
The official justification states that the grandmother wants her grandchildren to have a “normal life”. The press release also states that Queen Margaret II wants to create a framework within which “the four grandchildren can shape their lives to a much greater extent themselves, without having to deal with the special obligations involved in formal membership of the royal family as an institution… being constrained.”
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