published2. October 2022, 3:45 pm
European monarchies: withdrawal of title in Denmark – Queen Margrethe to Charles III. inaugurated
Queen Margrethe of Denmark announced last week that she would withdraw the titles of the children of her second child. This could have implications for the British royal family.
After the scandal in the Danish royal family, King Charles could now reflect.
From left to right: Prince Felix, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Princess Athena, Prince Henrik and Prince Nikolai of Denmark: the couple’s four children will lose their titles of princes and princesses from 1 January of 2023.
Grandmother Queen Margrethe II decided that.
Queen Margrethe (82) thins the Danish royal family and revokes the titles of prince and princess of four of her grandchildren.
This decision caused outrage and murmurs – also among other royals in European royal houses.
In particular, King Charles III. If you want to closely examine the situation in Denmark at the moment, you also need to make a decision about the future.
After the Swedish, the Danish royal family now seeks to simplify the monarchy. Queen Margrethe II announced in a midweek broadcast that the four children of her youngest son Prince Joachim will no longer hold the titles of prince or princess from January 2023 and will no longer be addressed as “Your Highness Real”. It was “for your own good,” the 82-year-old said – and thus sparked a fierce dispute within the royal family.
“The Danish royal family is in the midst of its own crisis on Megxit,” Jacob Heinel Jensen, royal correspondent for BT newspaper, told the Chron. For this reason, King Charles is currently monitoring the situation in Denmark “very carefully”. “The situation we have in Denmark today is what Britain had two years ago. We saw Prince Joachim defecting on TV and saying how upset he was, how much his children are suffering. The parallels between him and Prince Harry are visible to all.”
Margrethe, «the Ice Queen»
After the end of the period of mourning, pressure is also mounting on British head of state Charles to finally take “decisive measures” regarding the future of Prince Harry (38), Duchess Meghan (41) and other relatives. The 73-year-old has been a fan of monarchy slimming for years and wants to do things differently than his mother. That means: saving costs, reconsidering titles and positions. It sets the monarchy for the future. Exactly the plan Queen Margrethe has.
“We have seen this rationalization across Europe. Gone are the days of giant royal families with prince after prince and princess after princess, all paid for by the taxpayer.” But in Denmark, not everyone seems to be able to understand the queen’s decision.
The 82-year-old is considered extremely popular because she always stands up for her duty to the throne and people of her country. However, recent polls indicate that the opinion of the Danish population is divided. Some have even called her “Frozen”, which Jensen said could put Charles away when it comes to Harry, Meghan and their two children.
Charles may have been privy to Margrethe’s plans
The Danish monarch informed Charles of her plans and spoke to him about the future during her visit to London for the state funeral of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth.
“Margrethe was very close to the Queen. She was one of the few people to call her ‘Lilibet’ and Her Majesty called her ‘Daisy’, Margrethe’s nickname in Denmark. I don’t know how close she is to Charles – but her importance as Europe’s highest-ranking monarch was reflected in how close she was to the queen’s coffin in London,” says Jensen.
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