Edited by Marianne on 24/6/2017, 7:46:57
" The Danish Royal House receives over 100 million Danish kroner per year of which the Countess received 2.4 before taxes..."
Thus implying that the Countess was receiving part of the apanage that the RF receives. Which is not the case.
As has been mentioned here many times before it was solely due to a special request by Queen Margrethe herself to her PM which he handed over to Parliament that after her divorce the Countess was to receive a special amount of money which was granted her by using særloven, meaning a special law, especially constructed for the Countess. Nothing to do with any apanage at all.
Prince Joachim paid for his sons support plus he bought his ex-wife & young sons a villa in a very posh neighbourhood. Villa was mortgage free.
If only the Prince had also wanted to provide for his ex-wife with an annual partner-alimony there would never have been written so much about the special treatment the Countess received all these years, with an income that was higher than that of the Danish PM!
But the Queen, who always stated that this divorce was a private matter handed the bill for this partner alimony to the PM/Parliament and thus to the taxpayers. Who said 'private' ????
Am sure the Danish-speaking posters have followed the news about this special arrangement too and are fully aware of how much protesting there has been over the years about this unfair way of letting the taxpayers take care of the bill..
The Countess only had a few Patronages where she turned up at irregular intervals, so she no longer takes real part in official Danish life and seems to have no wish to be often seen/connected to the public that once adored her, clearly showing she is a shrewd business woman who has taken good care of her own financial interests and just went her own way ....
It is sad in fact that a once promising new member of the Danish RF turned out to be so self-centered and only wanted to profit from the few years she was married to the Queen's second son
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