Now the countess has revealed she'll stop accepting once her youngest son turns 18 and becomes an adult will stop the talking. Im more inclined to see this as a smart move by all involved. While her children were young the countess did not have to enter undesirable alliances with companies as she had her own financial income. As could be predicted in time she would be overshadowed in the public eye by the woman Frederik was going to marry and potentially a new wife of Joachim. That has happened.
With Alexandra financially secure and her sons grown up the deal can stop. It has done it's job well and yes the Danish taxpayer has paid for it but it's also come with some benefits often overlooked.
: I think it was exteremly unwise of the Queen
: to make this request and impossible to
: understand why the PM would grant it. We
: cannot really blame the Countess.
: That Countess Alexandra is no longer in the
: public eye so much is mainly because she
: organisations etc she was protector of asked
: her to leave.
: --Previous Message--
: In the initial post here about this subject
: Kirsten wrote:
: " The Danish Royal House receives over
: 100 million Danish kroner per year of which
: the Countess received 2.4 before
: 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
: 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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