Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has apologized after the royal titles of four of her eight grandchildren were withdrawn. However, he did not change his mind about this decision.
The 82-year-old queen, who earlier this year celebrated half a century on the throne, announced on Thursday that as of next year the children of her youngest son, Prince Joachim, He will no longer be known as Prince and Princess.
Therefore, they will only be able to use the titles of their Counts and Countess from Monpezat and they will be treated as a privilege, since their titles of “Royal Highness” will be “revoked”, according to the royal family.
Helle von Wildenrath Lofgren, press secretary to Countess Alexandra, ex-wife of Prince Joachim, told CNN on Thursday that Joachim and his children were “sad” and “shocked” by this decision, which Queen Margaret is facing “as necessary evidence in the future of the monarchy,” according to A statement issued by the Royal House on Monday.
“In recent days, there has been strong reaction to my decision regarding the future use of the bond for Prince Joachim’s four children. It affects me, of course,” the Queen said in her statement.
“I made my decision a long time ago. With my 50 years on the throne, it is natural to look to the past and the future. It is my duty, and my desire as a queen, to ensure that the monarchy always adapts to the times. Sometimes this means that difficult decisions have to be made. Finding the right moment will always be difficult.”
The Queen said she had made this “amendment” to allow young royals to lead a more normal life, similar to similar decisions taken by other royals to downsize the monarchy.
“Having a royal title implies a series of obligations and duties that will be handed over in the future to fewer members of the royal family,” he said.
Crown Prince Frederick, the Queen’s eldest son, is first in line to the throne. Frederick’s eldest son, Prince Christian, is second in line. The four sons of Frederick retain their titles.
His younger brother Joachim lives in Paris with his wife Princess Marie and their two children, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, and he also has two older children, Nikolai, 23, and Felix, 20, from his first marriage. Alexandra, Countess of Fredericksburg. Although the sons of Joachim would lose their royal titles, they would still retain their positions in the order of succession.
“I made my decision as a queen and a mother and grandmother, but as a mother and grandmother, I underestimated the influence of my youngest son and his family. The king said this gave the wrong idea, and I’m sorry for that.”
“No one should have any doubt that my children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren are my greatest joy and pride. I hope now that we as a family can find peace to find our way in this new situation.”
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