Prince Joachim and Princess Marie spent Christmas in Vietnam
Prince Joachim of Denmark and his family were spending Christmas in Vietnam when his children were officially stripped of their prince and princess titles, it has been revealed.
According to Danish magazine Her & Nu, Queen Margrethe’s youngest son and his wife Princess Marie were celebrating a bank holiday with Count Henrik, 13, and Countess Athena, 10, along with Joachim’s sons Count Nikolai, 23, and Count Felix, 20.
Describing that the trip had been postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic, the magazine wrote: “Joachim finally had the opportunity to show the children the country where their grandfather, Prince Henrik, spent many of his childhood and youth years. “
It was a turbulent autumn for Danish royals after the monarch stripped Joachim’s four children of their prince and princess titles – a move he publicly opposed.
Prince Joachim of Denmark and his family spent Christmas in Vietnam when his children were officially stripped of their prince and princess titles, it has been revealed (pictured on holiday in 2018).
Prince Henrik lived in Vietnam in the early years of his childhood and spoke the language throughout his life.
The royal, who was married to Queen Margarethe, died in 2018.
Days ago, Prince Joachim attended the New Year’s reception with his family, but other family members were absent, including his wife Princess Marie.
It came as the Royal Family updated their website to show the new status of four of Queen Margrethe’s grandchildren after they were stripped of their HRH titles.
It was a turbulent autumn for the Danish royal family after the monarch stripped Joachim’s four children of their prince and princess titles – a move he publicly opposed (pictured Queen Margarethe with her sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim and their wives Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie)
Instead of being princes and princesses, they are counts and countess and are referred to as Their Excellencies – a change now reflected on the household’s website.
Under the site’s Royal Family and Succession to the Throne pages, the four young royals – who have retained their positions in the line of succession – are credited with their new titles.
The 82-year-old monarch announced in September that the four children of her younger son, 53-year-old Prince Joachim, would no longer be able to bear the title of prince and princess after January 1st.
She said the decision should allow Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20 – born of Joachim’s first marriage – and Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, to lead normal lives away from royal obligations.
Prince Henrik, who was married to Queen Margrethe before his death in 2018, lived in Vietnam during the early years of his childhood and has spoken the language throughout his life
Denmark’s Prince Felix, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik and Prince Nikolai in September – the children have now been stripped of their titles and are counts and countesses
Last year, in the days that followed, Prince Joachim publicly spoke out against his mother’s decision – claiming his children were “harmed” in the process.
Months later, the sixth in line to the throne admitted there was a “lack of communication” within the royal family leading up to the shock announcement.
Joachim told local news outlet BT: “There is a lot to do. What was missing was communication. Now we have got to know each other and are on the right track.”
From a title: The four grandchildren who are no longer TRHs
Nicholas of Denmark, 23: The Copenhagen Business School student and model regularly tops lists of the best bachelors in the world. He lives in Denmark but has jetted all over the world to walk for designers in Paris and London. Nikolai also appeared on the cover of Vogue Scandinavia.
Felix of Denmark, 20: Following in his brother’s footsteps, Prince Felix also found success as a model and starred in an advertising campaign for Georg Jensen. He had a brief stint at the Royal Danish Military Academy but quit after two months because “it wasn’t for him”.
Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, from 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.
Shortly after his children’s titles were stripped, Joachim claimed he was given just five days’ notice before the news was made public.
Following the Queen’s announcement, Joachim spoke to Danish publication Ekstra Bladet outside the Danish embassy in Paris, where he lives with his French-born wife Princess Marie and their two youngest children, and said his four children were, by their grandmother’s decision, ” get hurt .
“I had five days to tell them. I was presented with a plan in May, which was broadly that it would happen when the children each turned 25. Now I only had five days to tell them. Athena will be 11 in January,” he clarified
Meanwhile, his ex-wife Alexandra, 58, who was married to Joachim for ten years until 2005, said their sons Nikolai and Felix felt “left out” from the facility and the decision came like a “lightning bolt of blue”. ‘.
The Royal Household released another statement, which read: “As the Queen said yesterday, the decision has been a long time coming.
“We understand that there are many emotions at stake at the moment, but we hope the Queen’s desire to future-proof the royal household will be respected.”
Last year, it was said Joachim and his family were relocating to the United States after he landed a new job in the defense industry in Washington, according to local media reports.
While Prince Joachim’s family spent Christmas in Vietnam, his brother Crown Prince Frederik and children traveled to Crown Princess Mary’s homeland of Australia for the holidays
The Danish king, 53, has decided to move to Washington DC with his wife and their two young children, Henrik and Athena, Danish newspaper BT reported.
The royal couple currently reside in Paris, where the prince has been working as a defense attaché since 2020. However, that job is expected to end in June, which means they’ll likely be pulling up the sticks in the second half of the year.
The communications department of the Danish royal court did not confirm the impending move reported by Joachim.
While Prince Joachim’s family spent Christmas in Vietnam, his brother Crown Prince Frederik and children traveled to Crown Princess Mary’s homeland of Australia for the holidays.
Prince Joachim’s children, Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, all lost their titles on January 1, 2023
On Saturday, Margrethe admitted in a televised New Year’s speech: “It hurts me that the relationship with Prince Joachim and (his wife) Princess Marie has gotten into trouble.
“Difficulties and disagreements can arise in any family, including mine. The whole country witnessed this.’
She is “sure that the family can start the new year together with confidence, understanding and new courage
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