Prince Joachim of Denmark Considers Moving His Family to the United States

Prince Joachim of Denmark considers move to the United states

After his mother, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark announced in September the stripping of prince and princess titles from his children, Prince Joachim of Denmark announces his plan of moving his family to the United States.

Despite reconciling with his mother and brother following the title row for his children, Prince Joachim seems to hint that, indeed, life has changed. 

Prince Joachim of Denmark considers move to the United states
Prince Joachim and his family watching the World Cup at their home in France. Credit: Danish Royal House

Prince Joachim of Denmark considers move to the United states
Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai, Getty Images

Currently, he is living in France with his wife, Princess Marie, and younger children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena assuming a role of a defense attaché in the Danish embassy in Paris since 2020. However, this job will end in June 2023.

His two older sons, Prince Nikolai, 23, and Prince Felix, 20, will remain in Denmark, where they have their own modeling careers.

Prince Joachim of Denmark considers move to the United states
Queen Margrethe II and Prince Joachim's family

After his stint in Paris with the Danish embassy, Prince Joachim and his family will move to the United States as he landed a new job in the defense industry in Washington, according to local media reports, BT, in Denmark.

The Danish Royal Court, however, did not confirm the news of Prince Joachim's plan to move to the United States.

Prince Joachim of Denmark considers move to the United states
From left: Prince Felix, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik, and Prince Nikolai

In September this year, Queen Margrethe II, announced that her four grandchildren from Prince Joachim, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena will no longer bear the title, Prince and Princess, and the courtesy style of His or Her Highness, effective January 2023.

The four grandchildren will be known henceforth as His or Her Excellency, Count, or Countess of Monpezat. These titles were created by Queen Margrethe II in 2008 to honor her husband, Prince Henrik. 

The Queen emphasized that the purpose of stripping them of the HH Prince and Princess titles is to allow them to have the freedom to choose their career without the restrictions of their royal status. It also aims to streamline the future of the Danish monarchy.

The announcement was not received well by the public and Prince Joachim and the Danish monarch was criticized as being "harsh" to her young grandchildren, prompting Her Majesty to issue an apology, but remained firm with her decision to strip the titles.

Some royal observers commented that maybe Queen Margrethe II was disappointed with Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix for dropping from their military training, which is customary for Danish princes. 

Prince Nikolai is currently a business management student in Denmark and an image model, attending runway shows of Dior, Burberry, and other luxury brands. His younger brother, Prince Felix, followed his path in modeling.

Prince Nikolai and his mother Countess Alexandra
Alexandra, the Countess of Frederiksborg, and her eldest son, Prince Nikolai

Just recently, Prince Nikolai attended a white-tie dinner event with his mother, Alexandra, the Countess of Frederiksborg, who also expressed her dismay at the removal of titles.

Prince Felix and Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Prince Felix and Prince Nikoali

Starting January 1, 2023, His Highness Prince Nikolai of Denmark will be known as His Excellency Count Nikolai de Monpezat. Same status and title as his younger brothers, Prince Felix and Prince Henrik. While their only sister, Princess Athena, will be known as Her Excellency Countess Athena de Monpezat.

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