Prince Axel's family remained in Denmark. A few Danish Nazi sympathizers played with the thought of killing Axel - not because of his relation to the Norwegian royal family, but because he was CEO of a big company who supported the resistance movement. He was openly pro-English, and the Germans arrested him in 1943 and kept him for two days followed by 40 days of house arrest at his home 'Bernstorffshøj'. There were also some Germans who wanted to kill his son Prince Georg because of his involvement with the resistance movement.
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